A Nightmare on Elm Street (R)


More contemplative than Wes Craven’s 1984 original slasher flick, Samuel Bayer’s updated version has a quieter surreal edge rooted in suspense, not bloodletting. Plenty of quarts still flow from a group of teens who were molested by Freddy Krueger (a fearsome Jackie Earle Haley). Subtle nods to classic horror films create a grotesque universe of the sleep-deprived where nightmares nestle like Russian dolls.

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Summer Movie Preview


Summer Movie Preview

The summer movie season actually begins in spring, as Hollywood unveils its first big blockbuster, Iron Man 2, at midnight May 6 in Las Vegas (and everywhere else the next day). With a script written by Justin Theroux and packed with A-List stars such as Don Cheadle, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson, there’s considerable reason to believe the sequel will top the upstart franchise’s first installment.