Movie Reviews: May 8, 2009

Star Trek J.J. Abrams

The next next generation (top): From left, Anton Yelchin as Chekov, Chris Pine as James T. Kirk, Simon Pegg as Scotty, Karl Urban as Bones, John Cho as Sulu and Zoe Saldana as Ohura. Bottom left, Zachary Quinto as Spock, with Pine. Bottom right, Eric Bana as Nero.

Star Trek (PG), 4 stars (out of 4)
This is the Star Trek true fans have been missing, but barely dared hope for: a return to the original characters, in all their giddy glory and with all their hilarious hubris.
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Tyson (PG), 3 stars (out of 4)
There are always tales and tears behind the headlines, and James Toback’s documentary on Mike Tyson spins them like a carny huckster.
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Adoration (14A), 3 stars (out of 4)
Director/producer/writer Atom Egoyan has constructed yet another complex and queasy tale, leaping back and forth in time and shifting between reality and fantasy to ask some uncomfortable questions about the nature of truth, memory and human relationships.
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Lymelife (18A), 3 stars (out of 4)
Even in its most tender moment, a first-sex scene with two teenage lovers groping clumsily for leverage, Lymelife debutant director Derick Martini’s aching observation of the corrosive effects of the American suburban dream is infused with portents of doom.
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New Video Releases
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is among the new videos released this week. For the full list, click here.

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