GHOST STORIES

In The Affair of the Necklace, Hilary Swank stars as Jeanne De La Motte Valois, a royal whose title was stripped from her as a child. In her quest to restore her family name, she faces many trials, all of which have ties to a necklace that was made for Marie Antoinette. Based on the true tale of a French countess, the movie also stars Christopher Walken and Simon Baker (L.A. Confidential). We expect at least one Oscar nod for this dazzling period piece.

13 Ghosts features Tony Shalhoub (Wings) as a widower who inherits an apparently haunted glass house from his odd uncle (played by F. Murray Abraham). When the family becomes trapped inside the mansion, they hire a ghost hunter to help them free themselves from the angry spirits. While the acting is mediocre, the stunning special effects are definitely worth checking out.