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FEBRUARY 2006

A GOOD WOMAN: Helen Hunt, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Giorgia Massetti, Mark Umbers (Directed by Michael Barker; Buskin Films) Too bad Oscar Wilde's not around anymore. He would have taken a keen interest in this film about a woman (Helen Hunt) who toys with the husband of a much younger woman (Scarlett Johansson), since it is based upon his play, "Lady Windermere's Fan." We're sure he'd want director Michael Barker to have more fun with the story than Otto Preminger did in his version, a 1949 turkey which was called "The Fan" and starred Madeleine Carroll, Jeanne Crain, Richard Greene and George Sanders. Now Playing

FIREWALL: Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany, Virginia Madsen, Alan Arkin, Robert Forster, Robert Patrick, Vince Vieluf (Directed by Richard Loncraine; Written by Joe Forte; Warner Bros.) Harrison Ford is trapped in such deep trouble here that he may have to turn “Fugitive” again in order to dodge incarceration. A solid family man with a prestigious job as security chief for a mega-bank in Seattle, he is suddenly put in the position of either assisting a ruthless creep (Paul Bettany) in his effort to steal millions from his bank--a crime for which he himself will surely be found guilty--or stand by as his wife and children are murdered. Of course, if he can figure out where the wannabe robber is hiding out, he can lead the cops to him, save his family and avoid the life of a fugitive. To read Guy Flatley's 2000 interview with Paul Bettany, click here. Now Playing

THE PINK PANTHER: Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Beyonce Knowles, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer, Kristin Chenoweth, Roger Rees, Henry Czerny, Boris McGiver, Stephen Rowe (Directed by Shawn Levy and Ivan Reitman; MGM/UA) After starring in a remake of Spencer Tracy's 1950 "Father of the Bride" and a sequel to the remake, and then starring in a remake of Clifton Webb's 1950 "Cheaper By the Dozen" and a sequel to that remake, Steve Martin now steps forward and attempts something truly innovative: he's playing Inspector Clouseau, the bumbling sleuth created by Peter Sellers 42 years ago in "The Pink Panther." More of a prequel than a remake, the plot revolves around the murder of a soccer coach and the theft of a precious diamond. I may wait for the sequel. Now Playing