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August 9, 2007
Meyer's Picks: Now playing/still playing

Each Friday in The Bee's Weekend Ticket section, I review new movies. I also do a feature called Meyer's Picks, recommending films that opened in previous weeks but still are playing in Sacramento theaters.

Starting today, Meyer's Picks also will appear each Thursday afternoon on 21Q, and I would like to get your comments on these films, as well as your own recommendations for what to see this weekend.

My picks:

The Bourne Ultimatum
4 stars

A genre film is an interesting choice as Oscar-nominated director Paul Greengrass' follow-up to "United 93," but there's more to "Bourne Ultimatum" than just action. Screenwriters Tony Gilroy, Scott Z. Burns and George Nolfi lace the film with political commentary. Government officials, for example, justify excessive measures by citing the times in which we live. The film leaves us with a lesson: If you want privacy, don't join the CIA. Or use a cell phone.
Rated PG-13

3 1/2 stars

Usually, news that an animated film will please adults is a mere deal-sweetener, since parents are going anyway. But this might be that rare G-rated film that adults enjoy even more than children. In other words, some scenes cater to folks who prefer truffles over goldfish crackers.
Rated G

Talk to Me
3 1/2 stars

As the late radio DJ and comedian Petey Greene, Don Cheadle finds every nuance behind his complex character. From the moment an incarcerated Petey, who is a DJ on the prison PA system, tries to sell himself to a visiting radio-station executive (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Cheadle lets us in on the character's mix of great confidence and profound insecurity. In other words, Petey is a born celebrity.
Rated R

Now, let's see your picks. Hit the comment button below.

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