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Extraordinary Measures

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Brendan Fraser, Keri Russell and Harrison Ford
Directed by Tom Vaughan

Things to like about Extraordinary Measures, with clinical researcher Harrison Ford and father/businessman Brendan Fraser joining forces to save Fraser’s children from a deadly form of muscular distrophy: 1 ) It’s relatively adult. 2 ) It treats its subject seriously. 3 ) It treats its subject carefully. 4 ) Based on a true story, it doesn’t much Hollywood-up its ending. 5 ) For a ... more >

Inkheart

Original plot, great acting—what more can you ask for?
Brendan Fraser, Andy Serkis and Eliza Bennett
Directed by Iain Softley

In "Inkheart," Brendan Fraser loses his wife in a bizarre book-reading accident. As a professional bookbinder, the silver screen’s newest big-time child-herder is a “silver tongue” a person who can literally bring a story to life simply by reading out loud. He releases a cast of knife-wielding meanies from the pages of an adventure book called Inkheart. But it isn’t a free lunch. His wife gets ... more >