November 12, 2004

New Releases of 11/2/04

Got a few films with very different audiences this week, and the all look at least entertaining.

The Polar Express. This actually opened this past Wednesday. An animated film based on the holiday classic story. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, and looks great, yet slightly creepy at the same time. It looks quite magical and could lead to a great family film, and this is what all the reviews seem to indicate, yet there is something else about it that just seems a little bit off. The computer generated Tom Hanks looks creepy, like someone I wouldn't want around my kids, plus there are the dancing waiters on the train itself. Other than that, the animation looks great, and I look forward to seeing if it stands up to the hype.

After the Sunset. Brett Ratner gives us a fun looking action film to follow up to Red Dragon. This time he directs Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, and Woody Harrelson in a jewel heist film. I must say that the trailers looked quite good. Brosnan, plays a good suave guy, proving that with his Bond films and appears to slip right into this role. I hope that this is a fun as the trailer makes it look.

Seed of Chucky. This should have come out a few weeks ago, it would have killed (hehe) on Halloween weekend. It looks to continue the style that was started with Bride of Chucky, and man doesn't this look like fun? Who doesn't enjoy a good killer doll flick? And just as the commercials indicate, no actual Britney's were harmed in the making of this movie.

Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut. This is having a limited 3 show engagement at the local arthouse. Sadly I do not believe I will be able to make it, although I would absolutely love to. I really enjoy the original theatrical cut and would like to see it on the big screen. Unfortunately I don't believe I will be able to make it to any of the showings.

Sideways. This looks like a good movie, a witty buddy comedy with characters that look to inhabit the real world. It stars Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church as two buddies out to celebrate the impending marriage of Church's character. This journey introduces them to a pair of women played by Sandra Oh and Virginia Madsen, I hope to catch this one.


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