Defiance (Paramount Home Entertainment, rated 14A)
Set in Belarus, Defiance is an entertaining movie (based on a true story) about the Bielski brothers - Tuvia (Daniel Craig), Zus (Liev Schreiber), Asael (Jamie Bell) and Aron (George MacKay) - who take to the forests near their home to fight back against the Nazi forces during World War II. As they encounter other Jewish escapees in the woods they take them in. The group moves camp whenever they are discovered by the Germans. The group eventually grows to over 1,000 and they survive in the woods for two more years.
Knowing (E1 Entertainment, rated 14A)
Knowing is the sci-fi thriller starring Nicolas Cage as professor John Koestler. The film starts off in 1959 Massachussetts at an elementary school where students have put drawings into a capsule which will be opened 50 years later. One of the pages put into the capsule is full of numbers. When the capsule is opened in 2009, Caleb Koestler (Chandler Canterbury) gets the page of seemingly random numbers. When Caleb's father sees the paper he realizes that the numbers represent the dates and death tolls of disasters over the past 50 years including three disasters which haven't occurred yet - including the ultimate disaster. Can Professor Koestler figure out what is forecast, when it will happen...and in time?
Taken (Fox Home Entertainment, PG 13)
If you're looking for a movie that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat for an hour and a half then I recommend Taken. Liam Neeson is Bryan Mills, a former CIA spy. When his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) is kidnapped while in Paris with a friend, Mills is forced to rely on, and use, his special skills as he attempts to rescue his daughter who has been taken by a criminal organization. Mills has only 96 hours in which to find Kim or lose his daughter forever. Famke Janssen is Lenore who is Mill's ex-wife. The TV commercial for this movie was very good and I wasn't disappointed when I watched this suspense film.
Push (E1 Entertainment, rated 14A)
Push is an action sci-fi movie that stars Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle and Djimon Hounsou. A Watcher who can see the future (Dakota Fanning) enlists the help of a telekinetic Mover (Chris Evans) help steal a briefcase that holds a valuable secret. While trying to avoid government agents they seek the help of a mind-controlling Pusher (Camilla Belle). I found the plot confusing at times, but it has its entertaining moments.