Black Dog (PG-13) (100 min.) _ Patrick Swayze stars as a truck driver who must deliver illegal weapons or else his family will be murdered.
He Got Game (R) (135 min.) B+ _ Spike Lee takes it to the hoop and the heart, with Denzell Washington as a convict who must convince his basketball-star son to attend the governor's alma mater.
Hurricane Streets (R) (86 min.) _ A troubled teenager (Brendan Sexton, Welcome to the Dollhouse) engages in petty theft and streetwise romance in the Sundance Film Festival winner.
I Love You, Don't Touch Me (R) (86 min.) D _ Irritating rip-off of Seinfeld comic sensibilities, with a young woman who yearns for a lover and disregards the one right under her turned-up nose.
Les Miserables (PG-13) (130 min.) B- _ Victor Hugo's sprawling novel gets another screen treatment, with Liam Neeson and Geoffrey Rush, but without the Broadway-style melodies.
Live Flesh (R) (98 min.) B+ _ Spanish director Pedro Almodovar creates two love triangles involving five people, with an odd drifter in the middle.
The Spanish Prisoner (PG) (112 min.) A- _ Writer-director David Mamet weaves an intricate con to attain a mysterious formula, with Steve Martin and Campbell Scott stuck in the middle.