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Shooter has excellent explosions, okay acting

I have no idea what the original novel by Stephen Hunter is like, but the movie Shooter is a series of very satisfying explosions loosely tied together by government conspiracy. The film opens in Ethiopia, where we witness military sniper Bob Lee Swagger's (Mark Wahlberg) godlike marksmanship, shooting people's heads off from over a mile away.

Film reigns supreme even with Sandler haters

If you liked Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer and Punch Drunk Love, you'll probably enjoy Reign Over Me. If you liked him in The Waterboy and Little Nicky, then you'll probably wonder who this guy is and why he looks like Bob Dylan. Reign Over Me is the story of Alan Johnson (Don Cheadle) and Charlie Fineman (Adam Sandler), roommates at dental school who reconnect after years of being out of touch.

Are these boots made for walking?

It's a stereotype that ladies love their shoes, but in every stereotype there's a tiny grain of truth. You can see this in the wide array of shoes that trek across Toyon Meadow. Shoes like the favored Birkenstocks, Manolo Blahniks, Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars, sometimes even bare feet are sported by students.

Zodiac worth watching

You're not going to see Zodiac because you're expecting an Oscar-winner, right? You just want to see Jake Gyllenhaal, or maybe just because it's about real events that happened in the Bay Area. If that's the case, then you're in luck: while the movie isn't a gripping thriller, it's a solid enough way to spend your time, especially for a chunk of Bay Area history.