Friday, October 13, 2006

Opening in Dallas, 10/13

by Brian
Not much going on this week, but next week looks like the best for movie openings in months.

Shortbus (trailer): One of these days, I’ll catch up with Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Until then, we get this odd bit of spiritually uplifting art porn.

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (trailer): I’ll probably go check it out, but nothing screams “generic indie film” like a title of A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.

Infamous (trailer): Looks like Capote: The TV Movie to me.

Man of the Year (trailer): Oh man. I was kinda, sorta looking forward to this until I actually saw the trailer. Let’s just get this out of the way - there’s NO WAY that the Robin Williams character, as he appears in the trailer, would win an election. It just wouldn’t happen.

The Grudge 2 (trailer): Didn’t see the first one … what’d I miss?

Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (trailer at official site): Formerly known as simply Stormbreaker in its native UK, but was “rebranded” for release here in the States in an apparent attempt to facilitate franchise opportunities. Suuuuure, that’ll happen. And who was behind this decision? Do I even really need to point it out?

The Marine (trailer): The WWE’s breathlessly anticipated follow-up to See No Evil. I, for one, have been saying that more wrestlers need to be in movies since at least Santa with Muscles, and I’m glad to see that someone’s finally paying attention.


Blogger Nick said...

next week looks like the best for movie openings in months.

You're not kidding. You know when The Departed and Prestige arrive here? Late December, mid-January. Sucks to be me.

10/13/2006 01:18:00 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Eh, there are plenty of situations where I get impatient waiting for a movie to open, too. Granted, it tends to be smaller scale stuff, but it's irritating to hear about how great something is at Cannes, only for it to open here a year or so later. Stuff like Cache and Oldboy were out in Europe way before here. And I'm still not sure we'll ever get, say, The Wind That Shakes the Barley.

So yeah, on balance, we probably have it better here, but pluses and minuses and all that.

10/13/2006 03:59:00 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Actually, it looks like Wind That Shakes the Barley has been picked up by IFC Films, so it will get some sort of a release. But, point still stands, especially since IFC doesn't have the greatest history in the world of getting to Dallas.

10/13/2006 04:02:00 PM  
Blogger Professor Wagstaff said...

I saw the first 'The Grudge' at the cinema with a housemate from Germany in late 2004. We both thought it was so laughable that we were muttering to each other during it how lame it was. I would class it as 'The Amityville Horror' with an unhappy ending.

10/13/2006 09:20:00 PM  

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