It's all about mentors and apprentices this week, so you youngsters might be able to pick up some useful job tips -- if you plan to become assassins or exorcists, that is.

New and Noteworthy

'The Mechanic' (R)

Starring: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Tony Goldwyn, Donald Sutherland, Jeff Chase
Directed by: Simon West
What's It About? In this remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson shoot-'em-up, Jason Statham is a veteran hitman who teaches the ropes to Foster, son of Statham's own late mentor (Sutherland). Soon, the older pro and the newbie realize they've been betrayed by The Company; now it's Payback Time.
Why Should You See It? After more then a decade of making hard-boiled action fare without smiling once, the taciturn Staham is about as close as we're going to get to an heir to Bronson. Early buzz suggests that the movie is light on plot, heavy on elaborate action sequences.
You Might Like It If You Like: The original 'Mechanic,' 'The Transporter,' 'Crank'