Christmas Arrives Early
Finally, after a number of weeks where it seemed all Hollywood had to offer were B level movies, we have a weekend where there’s something new to see on the big screen. It’s been a long haul since the so-called summer blockbuster flicks hit the big screen. Since then box office dollar numbers are down, and people have been searching for something worth seeing.
With that in mind, there are four, yes count them, FOUR new movies hitting the big screen in wide release this weekend. One other movie worth mentioning opens in limited release. This of course also begs the question…
What will happen with Michael Jackson’s This is It?
I have a feeling it will quickly fall down the top ten list. For more information on the Jackson movie see two of my previous posts…
One of the big movies opening this weekend unwraps Christmas early! It’s Jim Carrey’s A Christmas Carol.
New In Theaters
A Christmas Carol – PG on 3,683 screens
Jim Carrey is the iconic Scrooge in this 3D motion capture film based on the Charles Dickens tale directed by Robert Zemeckis. You’re familiar with the story – Scrooge’s icy personality melts away after he’s visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Gary Oldman and Colin Firth also star.
The Box – PG-13 on 2,635 screens
In the year 1976, Cameron Diaz’s Norma and her husband, played by James Marsden, are presented with a mysterious box containing a button that, when pushed, will make them rich, but will also kill someone they don’t know. Oscar-nominated Frost/Nixon actor Frank Langella co-stars as the man who delivers the box to the couple.
The Men Who Stare At Goats – Rated R on 2,443 screens
George Clooney stars as Lyn Cassady, a member of an experimental military unit that attempts to use paranormal powers – such as the ability to kill a goat by staring at it – to battle enemies. Cassady is accompanied by a journalist as he tries to locate the group’s leader, who has disappeared. Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges also star in this comedy, which is inspired by a true story.
The Fourth Kind – PG-13 on 2,529 screens
A psychologist investigating the disappearance of numerous people in Alaska learns that they may have been the victims of alien abductions.
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire – Rated R – Limited Release on 18 screens
The Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry produced film could be a contender for an Oscar. Newcomer Gabourey Sidibe plays an illiterate teen mom who’s expecting her second child and is struggling with an abusive mother and father. She finds new hope for herself when she enrolls in an alternative school. Mo’nique and Mariah Carey also star.
Enjoy the show!