With the rollout of fall's higher-profile “prestige” pictures still a week away (including Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar Hoover biopic with Leonardo DiCaprio as the notorious FBI director), a pair of lesser-known films open here this week that are worthy of your attention.
Fast paced and fluffy,
Tower Heist is a spectacle-laden comedy with widespread
appeal. Even Alan Alda's Bernie Madoff-styled antagonist gets a soft
treatment so as not to offend the "1 percent" of potential
audience members his evil character represents.