This uninspired B-movie thriller might as well be called Single White Female: The College Years. A sweet, unsuspecting co-ed (Minka Kelly) finds herself bunking with a psychologically unstable roommate (Leighton Meester) who begins picking off her loved ones and becoming obsessed with their friendship. Despite its predictability, The Roommate has moments of campy fun, but overall it’s a letdown. Save your money and rent SWF instead.

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Revealing A Life Shrouded in Secrecy

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Revealing A Life Shrouded in Secrecy

By M. Scott Krause

Kenneth Slawenski’s J.D. Salinger: A Life (Random House, $27) is a reverent and carefully researched biography of the celebrated author of The Catcher in the Rye, but after 400 pages I’m not sure I know much more about J.D. Salinger than when I started. If there’s anyone to blame for the book’s shortcomings, it’s Salinger himself, who spent close to 60 years of his life avoiding the spotlight.