|"WHY DID I GET MARRIED?": Tyler Perry proved himself a force at the box office again, following "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" and "Madea's Family Reunion" with this hit comedy-drama about four couples who go on a retreat together to assess their respective relationships. Also the movie's writer and director, Perry is a member of the notable acting ensemble that also includes Janet Jackson, Malik Yoba ("New York Undercover"), Sharon Leal and singer Jill Scott. DVD extras: three "making-of" documentaries. *** (PG-13: AS, P)|
|"NO RESERVATIONS": With its restaurant theme, it's little wonder this enjoyable romantic comedy received such attention from Food Network during its theatrical run. Catherine Zeta-Jones plays a workaholic chef who gets the "Baby Boom" treatment when she is given custody of her late sister's young daughter (Abigail Breslin, "Little Miss Sunshine"). Compounding the sudden changes in her life, the cook also must contend with a new sous-chef (Aaron Eckhart) who has interest in her beyond her kitchen skills. Patricia Clarkson and Bob Balaban also are in director Scott Hicks' ("Shine") cast. *** (PG: AS, P)|
|"WE OWN THE NIGHT": A nightclub manager, played by Joaquin Phoenix ("Walk the Line"), is in a tight spot in writer-director James Gray's ("The Yards") gritty melodrama set in the late 1980s. A relative of two policemen (Mark Wahlberg, Robert Duvall), the literal and figurative operator is asked to provide information on a certain patron a Russian mobster. Soon, family members are pitted against one another, and some may not come out of the conflict alive. Eva Mendes ("Ghost Rider") also stars in the film, which Phoenix and Wahlberg co-produced. DVD extras: three "making-of" documentaries; audio commentary by Gray. *** (R: AS, N, P, V)|
|"MARTIAN CHILD": ": Is he from Mars, or isn't he? The youngster (Bobby Coleman) at the heart of this gentle comedy-drama certainly keeps you guessing. His claim of being an alien intrigues a widower (John Cusack) who just happens to write science fiction, prompting the man to consider adopting the boy. Cusack gets another chance to work with his sister Joan, playing on-screen siblings; Oliver Platt, Amanda Peet and Richard Schiff ("The West Wing") also are featured in the story, adapted from a novel by sci-fi veteran David Gerrold ("Star Trek"). *** (PG: AS, P)|
|"BECOMING JANE": In the tradition of recent movies that have detailed the backgrounds of J.M. Barrie and Beatrix Potter, another famed author gets screen-biography treatment in this sweet portrait of Jane Austen. Anne Hathaway ("The Devil Wears Prada") plays the woman who would go on to write such classics as "Pride and Prejudice," inspired to do so by her romance with an Irishman (James McAvoy, "Atonement") who may be less of an ideal match than she initially believes. Maggie Smith, Julie Walters and James Cromwell also appear. DVD extras: "making-of" documentary; audio commentary by director Julian Jarrold and cast members; deleted scenes. *** (PG: AS, N, P)|
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