DOUBT

The Devil Wears Muslin. While unDOUBTedly, it often feels like a filmed play, with long, talky two-character scenes that could have been tightened up, the central battle between a scenery-chewing Streep and Hoffman is deliciously entertaining in a Prime-Of-Miss-Jean-Brodie way. But director John Shanley doesn’t always bring out the humor in the very lines he himself wrote. — Jeff Schultz

HAIR EXTENSIONS

They could also have called it The Beast With Five Follicles: HAIR EXTENSIONS brings together a mad coroner, an innocent beautician, and a salon where the ‘do’s are disastrous. More straightforward than most J-horror flicks, the images of cursed tresses taking their revenge are funny and creepy at the same time. Truly, this movie has a stranglehold on beauty. Jeff Schultz

HEIDI 4 PAWS

Had this version of the children’s classic aired that notorious Sunday in 1968, Jets-Raiders fans might not have been so upset. HEIDI 4 PAWS is the familiar story of the Swiss orphan girl — but performed entirely by costumed dogs! Sweet, surreal, and surprisingly involving, this hourlong PBS kidflick makes anthropomorphism appealing, indeed. — Jeff Schultz

TRANSPORTER 3

Jason Statham is the last action hero! His latest beat em up flick TRANSPORTS you to a world where the hero uses his coat & tie to take out a bunch of baddies or drives his car onto then INTO a moving train! This third installment knowingly goes full retard and takes anyone willing along for the ride! Check your brain at the door and buckle up! — Stormy Curry

3 is a definite charm in the latest TRANSPORTER. Jason Statham is at his dour best in this worthy sequel. Great action sequences and the coolest way ever to catch a train. One complaint. Can they please cast a Ukranian actress who can speak passable english? — Alan Yudman