Army of Shadows. (1969, 145 minutes, NR, drama, trailer, in French with subtitles) Jean-Pierre Melville's film about the French Resistance has had a restoration supervised by the original cinematographer, Pierre Lhomme. It follows a betrayed member of the Resistance who escapes his Nazi captors and returns to settle the score.
Iron Island. (2005, 90 minutes, NR, drama, in Farsi with subtitles) This looks like it could be interesting. It concerns an abandoned oil tanker in the Persian Gulf, which becomes home to a group of Iranian outcasts. They form a society, complete with a school. The problems start when a guy falls for the wrong girl, and it is discovered the ship is sinking. It was directed by Mohammad Rasoulof.
Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006, 89 minutes, NR, documentary, trailer) This documentary, from director Chris Paine, takes a look at the electric car that could have been the future, but has become a footnote. I knew there were electric cars, but I thought they were little more then over-powered golf carts. It seems they were full featured and as fast as a sportscar, and, at the end of 2005, they were all destroyed. Interviewees include Mel Gibson, who had one for years. The film was narrated by Martin Sheen.
Also opening this week, but not near me:
- Changing Times
- The Groomsmen
- Mini's First Time
- The OH in Ohio
Box Office Predictions
Well, I don't think there is a question of what film will come out on top, but the rest I am not too sure about. I think the biggest question is: how much will Captain Jake rake in this second weekend?
|1||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest||$50 million|
You, Me, and Dupree
|5||The Devil Wears Prada||$12 million|
|8||Nacho Libre||$5 million|
|9||The Lake House||$3.5 million|
|10||The Fast and the Furious:Tokyo Drift||$2.5 million|
What are you seeing this weekend?