Coming to Projection Screens This Weekend...

October 15, 2009

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Where the Wild Things Are
Director: Spike Jonze
Starring: Max Records, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener
Good if you want to see: the illustrated monsters of your childhood come to life, and perpetually backlit with sunlight; childlike wonderment; me openly weeping in a crowd of people.

Law Abiding Citizen
Director: F. Gary Gray
Starring: Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx
Good if you want to see: Gerard Butler kills a bunch of people while confined in a cell; plausibility and your patience stretched to their absolute limits as Gerard Butler kills a bunch of people while confined in a cell.

The Stepfather
Director: Nelson McCormick
Starring: Penn Badgley, Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward
Good if you want to see: why you should NEVER accept a new father into your home. Do you hear me... son?

Black Dynamite (limited)
Director: Scott Sanders
Starring: Michael Jai White, Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson
Good if you want to see: blaxploitation parody; Arsenio Hall doing anything besides hosting World's Funniest Moments.

New York, I Love You (limited)
Director: Brett Ratner, Natalie Portman, et al.
Starring: Oh, all kinds of people. I can almost guarantee there's someone you like who you'll lose respect for in this.
Good if you want to see: numerous stories celebrities falling in and out love; directors expressing affection for one of the largest, most popular and beloved cities in the world? That's weird.

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