Thursday, February 1, 2007

Coming This Week:

In case you missed it earlier this week here’s a Recap of what movies are getting a wide release this week. (Now With Links!)

The Messengers

Kristen Stewart (Zathura, The upcoming In The Land of Women) stars as a teenage girl whose family moves into a rundown sun flower far in the country. Her little brother begins to see strange things and she begins to notice an unsettling change in her father (Dylan McDermott). Directed by brothers Danny & Oxide Pang and produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert under their Ghost House label, this movie looks like another in the line of Asian Horror being remade in America, but this is an original tale. The Pang brothers have directed several horror movies in their home country, including The Eye (Which is currently being remade here with Jessica Alba) and promise to bring more of the same in this movie.

Also Starring: Penelope Ann Miller and John Corbett

Rated: PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing violence and terror.

Because I Said So

Diane Keaton (The Family Stone, Father of the Bride) stars as Daphne the mother of three girls who decides to set up her youngest, Milly, with the perfect man, in order to prevent her from making the same mistakes she did. What Milly doesn’t know is that her mother found the man by placing a personal ad. Also it seems to involve a romance between Daphne and Rev. Camden (7th Heaven’s Stephen Collins).

Also Starring: Mandy Moore, Lauren Graham, Piper Perabo, and Tom Everett Scott.

Rated: PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue, some mature thematic material and partial nudity.

What Should You See:

If you still haven’t seen them then this weekend you should be going out to see Children of Men & Pan’s Labyrinth. Also if you missed The Departed now’s your second chance as it was re-released last weekend, I highly recommend it and picked it as one of my top of 2006.

As for myself I actually would like to see both of these. The Messengers looks to be a good thriller/horror movie that relies more on suspense to scare us then the recent crop of “Torture horror” which seems to rely only on the gut-lurching gore to gross out the audience and keep them scared by the threat of more. I seriously can’t stomach those movies. But with Sam Raimi as a producer I have some faith that it will be a decent film.

But the movie I will most likely see this weekend is Because I Said So. The wife really wants to see this one, and when the wife wants to see a movie I take her up on that option, as I see most of the movies I see alone. But this one seems to have something for everyone, for the ladies it’s got the “Typical Chick Flick Plot” (I assume it’s plot A Girl meets Boy, Girl and Boy fall in love, a Misunderstanding tears them apart, Misunderstanding is resolved and Boy and Girl end up together, See pretty much every Romantic Comedy Ever Made for Examples) and for the gents it’s got Mandy Moore, Lauren Graham, and Piper Perabo and that’s a Trifecta of Beauty.


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