Welcome to your one stop shop for what’s hot this weekend at the cinema. Well, maybe not, but perhaps my meager listing will help you decide which film to waste your money on.
Domino. Based on the life and experiences of real life model turned bounty hunter Domino Harvey. Her father was actor Laurence Harvey (The Manchurian Candidate). Tony Scott directed this stylish looking actioner featuring Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, and Christopher Walken. I’m not sure about the content, but it certainly looks good.
Elizabethtown. Cameron Crowe returns to the director’s chair for the first time since 2001′s Vanilla Sky. It looks to be a romantic comedy, it looks like it could be pretty good too, but the jury is still out until I get to see it. It stars Orlando Bloom (still unconvinced of his acting ability; will this be the one?) and Kirsten Dunst as the star crossed couple.
The Fog. This may have the biggest question mark, it also has the biggest shot at taking the number one slot atop the box office list. It is a remake of John Carpenter’s eerie film from the early 80′s. It was directed by Rupert Wainwright, who made a name for himself in music videos with the likes of MC Hammer and NWA. He last directed 1999′s Stigmata. It stars Tom Welling (Smallville), this is his shot at top lining a movie, I hope he does well. Co-starring with Tom is Maggie Grace (Lost). The commercials make it look pretty creepy, but that is what trailers are supposed to do.
The Squid and the Whale. Playing at the local arthouse is this new drama. It stars Jeff Daniels as a writer whose wife, played by Laura Linney, who discovers her own writing talent. This drives a wedge between them, forcing them into affairs, with their kids caught in the middle.
Winter Soldier. This is playing for three days at the local arthouse. It is a documentary from 1972 that was never screened theatrically due to it’s stance on the Vietnam War. This film asks the hard questions of veterans who have just returned from the war. They talk about their own crimes of war and the atrocities that they have been witness to.
Also opening this week, but not near me:
- Innocent Voices
- Nine Lives
- The President’s Last Bang
- Where the Truth Lies
Until next week…