November 25, 2005

New Movie Releases for 11/25/05: Featuring The Ice Harvest

No new releases today, but there were a few this past Wednesday. All of the new movies were released before Thanksgiving to try and ring a few more bucks out of the movie going public. By the way, I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving!

The Ice Harvest. I saw this movie this past Wednesday, and it is a pretty good black comedy from director Harold Ramis. A mob lawyer and the owner of a few strip clubs conspire and steal money from the mob boss. The movie follows them as they try to get away with it. John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Connie Nielson, and Oliver Platt star.

In the Mix. This looks bad. It stars Usher as a top DJ who saves a mafia boss' daughter. He then gets pressed into service protecting her. What an awful setup. I think I will pass.

Just Friends. This looks pretty bad, but for some reason I want to see this. It stars the goofy Ryan Reynolds, who returns home for the holidays with the pop star he manages, played by Anna Faris. He has an ulterior motive, wanting to win back his high school crush.

Rent. Ten years after it debuted on Broadway comes the theatrical version of the popular musical. All I have heard about this makes it out to be rather mediocre. We shall see.

Yours, Mine, and Ours. This looks pretty bad too, although I am sure it will do well. It appears to be a new take on The Brady Bunch. Rene Russo, with her 10 kids, marries Dennis Quaid, and his 8 kids, much comedy ensues.

Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic. Silverman takes her blunt comedy to the screen. This is a combination of her one woman show mixed with skits and songs. I have no idea what to expect, other potentially offensive social commentary. I may have to check this out.

Also opening, but not near me:
  • The Libertine
  • Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont
  • Streets of Legend
  • Syriana

That is all until next week!


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