The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Cast: Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent Studio: Walt Disney Rating: 9/10 CORPORATE LINE: C.S. Lewis’ timeless adventure THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE follows the exploits of the four Pevensie siblings — Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter — in World War II England who enter the world of Narnia …

The Da Vinci Code

Cast: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen Studio: Columbia Rating: 6.5/10 CORPORATE LINE: Famed symbologist Professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) is called to the Louvre museum one night where a curator has been murdered, leaving behind a mysterious trail of symbols and clues. With his own survival at stake, Langdon, aided by the police cryptologist …

The Santa Clause: The Escape Clause

Cast: Tim Allen Studio: Disney Rating: 6/10 THE STORY: Holiday magic mixes with comical chaos at the North Pole in THE SANTA CLAUSE 3. Tim Allen reprises his role of Scott Calvin — AKA Santa — as he juggles a full house of family and the mischievous Jack Frost (MARTIN SHORT), who is trying to …

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen Studio: Fox Rating: 9.5/10 THE STORY: Jagshemash! Sacha Baron Cohen, the star and creator of HBO’s “Da Ali G Show,” brings his Kazakh journalist character Borat Sagdiyev to the big screen for the first time. Leaving his native Kazakhstan, Borat travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across …

The Prestige

Cast: Hugh Jackman Studio: Touchstone Rating: 7/10 THE STORY: From acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“Memento,” “Batman Begins”), comes a mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences. From the time that they first met as young …

Flags Of Our Fathers

Cast: Ryan Phillippe Studio: Dreamworks Rating: 8/10 THE STORY: It is the most memorable photograph of World War II, among the greatest pictures ever taken. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for photography and one of the most-reproduced images in the history of photography, the picture has inspired postage stamps, posters, the covers of countless …

The Grudge 2

Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar Studio: Sony Rating: 4/10 THE STORY: From Sam Raimi and Columbia Pictures comes the eerie thriller The Grudge 2, which explores the dark secrets behind the revenge-seeking grudge’s wrath as the terrifying supernatural curse is unleashed on a group of seemingly unrelated victims, moving out of the burned-out house and spreading …