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Mr. Moviefone reviews 'The Warrior's Way,' 'Black Swan,' 'I Love You Phillip Morris' and 'All Good Things.'

12/03/2010 by 'Mr. Moviefone' Russ Leatherman
With theaters already stuffed with big studio releases, this week it's all about the smaller movies.

The only "big" movie willing to take on the likes of "Harry Potter" and "Tangled" is "The Warrior's Way." An Asian assassin forsakes his warrior ways in hopes of finding peace in a tiny desert town. The movie features Geoffrey Rush and Kate Bosworth.

The Reel Deal: With no critics screening, seems like "The Warrior's Way" might be more "The Chicken's Way," and if the studio is too scared to show it to us, we can't take that fight. I'm out.

In limited release, a twisted ballet plays out in the sexual psycho-horror-thriller "Black Swan." Natalie Portman plays the perfect ballerina. But when a new company member threatens to steal her spotlight, the sweet and innocent dancer is pushed over the edge into a dark world of paranoia and psychosis.

The cast includes Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, Vincent Cassel and is directed by "The Wrestler" director Darren Aronofsky.

The Reel Deal: Natalie Portman's character is the kind of performance the Oscars love and "Black Swan" is certainly one of the most trippy, watchable and jacked up movies of the year. I'm in.

It's an improbable tale of a con man on the run in "I Love You Phillip Morris." Jim Carrey's character lives the American dream with a wife, house, and job -- until he realizes he's gay. When he's sent to the slammer for a series of cons to pay for his new gay lifestyle, he falls for his cellmate, played by Ewan McGregor. Now he has to break his true love out of prison.

The Reel Deal: Here's the thing, I love you, "Phillip Morris", not just because you're smart and funny, but because you're a risk-taker, which is all too rare in Hollywood. Well done. I'm in.

Money, power and murder collide in "All Good Things." Based on the true story of New York's most notorious missing person's case, Kirsten Dunst plays a young woman who marries into a powerful real estate family. When she suddenly disappears, all leads point to her husband as the prime suspect in her murder and others.

The Reel Deal: First, let me acknowledge that the film is directed by Moviefone co-founder Andrew Jarecki, so I may be a little biased, but the film is a solid crime thriller with excellent performances all around. So no surprise, I'm in!

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