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Picks Of The Week, April 9, 2009


This is the week to take your children to see either Hannah Montana: The Movie or Dragonball Z.  For adults there are some great indies as well as some unexpected moments in some nationwide releases as well.

Farris & Rogen Get Strange

OBSERVE & REPORT: You will either love this movie or hate this movie - but we don't expect any in-between reviews.  Although the advertiisng for this film portrays what might seem to be yet another 'bromance' type of movie that would star Will Ferrel or be directed by Jud Aptow, Observe & Report will probably be the strangest movie I expect to see from a Hollywood studio for the rest of the year.   There were times we felt that this movie is a brilliant exploration of a paranoid character that you can't help but root for, even if he does creep you out, and sometimes we were just plain bored.  Rarely does a movie like this come out of Hollywood - so give it a chance. Observe & Report Movie Times

More than F/X

DRAGONBALL Z EVOLUTION: This special effects laden adaptation of the beloved Japanese comic book series is so much more than another digitally induced joke. "Dragonball: Evolution" is focused on the stubborn young Goku as he embarks on a dangerous quest to obtain the seven mystical Dragon Balls following the death of his grandfather at the hands of sorcerer Lord Piccolo.  This movie is much better than you might think, and also much more intelligent.  While most of this genre is rarely more than a long commercial of the toys, this is one you can enjoy. Dragonball Z Movie Times

Fans Will Love

HANNAH MONTANA: THE MOVIE: Fans of Hannah will love this movie.  This big screen movie for "Hannah" finds Miley Stewart letting things go to her head, culminating in a shoe store cat fight with Tyra Banks. Deciding his daughter needs an extended time out, father Robby (Billy Ray Cyrus) drags Miley back to the farm and her hometown of Crowley Corners, Tennessee where her childhood pals Lilly (Emily Osment) and Oliver (Mitchel Musso) bring her back down to Earth.