A new bunch of movies not to miss

By Sarah Stewart
Dartmouth High School
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Double Jeopardy, starring Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Greenwood (available on video)

Want a thriller? Don't see this one. Don't get me wrong though… it was a good movie. It was kind of a suspense flick and it sort of made you sit on the edge of your seat.

Libby Preston (Ashley Judd) was framed for the murder of her husband. She survives the six long years in prison after being found guilty of murder, training for her revenge. She trains hard through rain and shine with two burning desires sustaining her - finding her son and solving the mystery that destroyed her once- happy life.

Standing between her and her son, however, is her parole officer, Travis Lehman (Tommy Lee Jones). Libby poses a challenge to the officer who was once a law teacher. Libby causes him to go against his superiors and law enforcement colleagues. Lehman does know how she feels about losing her son because he too lost his daughter when his wife ran from home, taking their precious baby girl with her.

The AA rating is too harsh. It only deserves a PG and maybe a PG- 14. There wasn't a lot of violence that could be considered harmful to children. I recommend that you see it because it's a great flick for guys and gals of just about any age. I rated this movie a 9 on the Richter scale.



Sixth Sense, starring Bruce Willis; Toni Collette; Olivia Williams; Haley Joel Osment (available soon on video -- still in some theatres)

In this chilling thriller, 8-year-old Cole (Haley Joel Osment) is haunted by a dark secret; ghosts visit him. A helpless and reluctant channel to the ghosts, Cole is terrified by threatening visits from those ghosts with unsolved problems who appear from the shadows of night and day.

When there are ghosts around, Cole gets cold chills. Cole is confused and scared by his paranormal powers, and he is too young to understand his purpose. Not only is he too young, but he is also too scared to tell anyone about his torment, except child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis). As Dr. Crowe tries to uncover the ominous truth about Cole's supernatural abilities, the consequences for both Cole and Dr. Crowe is a jolt that awakens them both to something more disturbing and unexplainable.


On the Richter scale I gave this movie an 8.5. Though it is rated PG I think it should be rate AA because I don't think it is suitable for all ages. I recommend you go see it because it's a good movie for any gender!