The Exorcism of Emily Rose stars Jennifer Carpenter as Emily and Tom Wilkinson as Father Moore. This movie is part courtroom drama and part supernatural thriller, but the combination is balanced. When Emily Rose dies after a failed exorcism performed by Father Moore, he is accused of negligent homicide and ends up in front of the judge. Erin Bruner (Laura Linney defends him. Thrills and chills will make you jump and the religious implications will make you rethink religion entirely.
The Chronicles of Riddick takes the B-movie mythology of Pitch Black and attempts to magnify it with dozens of new characters, planet hopping, and political intrigue on the level Frank Herbert's Dune--with hints William Shakespeare's Macbeth--but it ends up a little more like a backwater galaxy somewhere in the Star Trek universe. Like Star Trek, there are sweeping images of hundreds of space ships, hordes of computer-generated extras that attempt to broaden the political and social scope of the story, but the gap between the backdrop and the foreground is at bit on the wide side.