Saturday, October 16, 2010

New Releases - Week of October 22nd

Starring: Matt Damon, Cecile De France, Frankie McLauren,
Bryce Dallas Howard & Jay Mohr
Directed by Clint Eastwood for distribution by Warner Brothers


The Plot: Three people, touched in different ways by death, find their lives intersecting and must rely on each other to cope with their respective tragedies.
The Final Word: While Clint Eastwood’s “Invictus” had luck at last year’s Academy Awards, he hasn’t personally been nominated for an Oscar since 2007’s “Letters for Iwo Jima.” He’s hoping that will change with this supernatural thriller in which he re-teams with Matt Damon.  The movie’s pedigree is heightened by “The Queen” scribe Peter Morgan and legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg as a executive producer.

Starring: Katie Featherston
Directed by Kip Williams for distribution by Paramount Pictures


The Plot:  Your guess is as good as ours!
The Final Word:  Paramount struck oil last year when a small film made for $15,000 turned into a $151 million pop culture staple. Now comes the sequel and just as with the original, not much is really known about it, aside from that it is setting itself up for a showdown with Lionsgate’s horror franchise “Saw,” the following week.

Previewed next week: Saw 3-D,