Hostage starring Bruce Willis was a return to the Bruce that his fans know and love. His past few films have been pretty lame, but I think this one combined with the upcoming Sin City looks like a strong comeback after the horrible, Tears of the Sun. Hostage combined some pretty darn good acting by Willis with a very well-told story. Florent Emilio Siri did a good job of building suspense in appropriate places and never lost sight of the fact that his job is to simply tell the story.

Another very cool thing about this film was the opening credits. I have to say that it is now officially the best opening credit sequence I have ever seen. (Looks strangely like Sin City – coincidence?)
RATING 8 out of 10

Barbershop 2: Back in Business was actually a pretty good movie. It was pretty much the same as the first Barbershop with one notable exception. There was a lot more back story and it had a clearer message to the viewers. Sure, there was all the usual smack-talking and comedy – but it just felt like this one had a lot more to say than the first one.
RATING 7 out of 10

Maria Full of Grace had been on my list even before the Academy Awards, but that just cemented it. It was a really captivating story albeit a little overly dramatic in places. It lives up to the hype. Catalina Sandino Moreno as Maria did an exceptional job in her first motion picture role. She will be heard from again.
RATING 7 out of 10