Heading South. (2005, 105 minutes, NR, drama, trailer, in French with English subtitles) I'd never heard of this before, and it honestly does not appeal to me on the surface. It concerns three middle-aged women who travel to Haiti for sun, fun, and the attentions of the young men. Unfortunately, the one who catches the women's eye happens to be entangled in something more.
Yang Ban Xi: The Eight Model Works. (2005, 90 minutes, NR, documentary-musical, trailer, in Mandarin with English subtitles) A musical documentary from the Netherlands, in Mandarin, from a Chinese director? Sounds like a weird nation of origin, but so be it. The film takes a look at the Cultural Revolution in China where government sanctioned plays were the order of the day. Director Yan Ting Yuen interviews former artists who were involved in the plays and those who were inspired by them.
Also opening this week, but not near me:
- The Amatuers
- Been Rich All My Life
- Boy's Briefs 4
- Time to Leave
Box Office Predictions
With four new wide release all looking for a piece of the pie, the finish could be interesting as they all carve themselves a piece. I think Pirates may be able to hang on to the top spot, but it may not be easy. Here is my shot in the dark for the finish:
|1||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest||$30 million|
|2||Monster House||$27 million|
|3||Lady in the Water||$24 million|
|4||My Super Ex-Girlfriend||$16 million|
|5||You, Me, and Dupree||$13.5 million|
|6||Clerks II||$13 million|
|7||The Devil Wears Prada||$8 million|
|8||Superman Returns||$7 million|
|9||Little Man||$6.5 million|
What are you seeing this weekend?