LATEST NEWS's Weekly Openings Report - Dec 15th

December 14, 2006

Wide release openings for Friday, December 15th include: Charlotte's Web, Eragon, The Pursuit of Happyness, and The History Boys.

Limited release openings include: Dreamgirls, The Good German, and Home of the Brave.

The Pursuit of Happyness
Will Smith and son in The Pursuit of Happyness opening this weekend.

FirstShowing Weekend Suggestion: The Pursuit of Happyness. Only a heartfelt story as good as this could be the film-to-see over the highly anticipated Eragon dragon movie. It's definitely suggested this weekend over anything else - as it true does touch deeply to the heart.

Make sure you head out to your local theater and watch one of these newly released movies!

Note: Keep up-to-date with the complete release schedule here on

Wide Release:

Charlotte's WebCharlotte's Web
Director: Gary Winick
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Rated: G
Synopsis: Wilbur the pig, fearful he'll end up the family dinner instead of the family pet, hatches a plan with resourceful spider Charlotte to save his bacon. Based on the acclaimed childrens' novel. Review - 7/10
Director: Stefen Fangmeier
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Rated: PG (for fantasy violence, battle sequences and some frightening images)
Synopsis: In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king. Review - 5/10
The Pursuit of HappynessThe Pursuit of Happyness
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Genre: Drama
Rated: PG-13 (for some language)
Synopsis: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor. Review - 7/10
The History BoysThe History Boys (Expanded)
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rated: R (for language and sexual content)
Synopsis: An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys pursue of sex, sport, and higher education. Review - 5.5/10

Limited Release:

DreamgirlsDreamgirls (NY, LA Only - Wide on Christmas Day)
Director: Bill Condon
Genre: Drama, Musical
Rated: PG-13 (for language, some sexuality and drug content)
Synopsis: Based on the Broadway musical, a trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960's. Review - 8.5/10
The Good GermanThe Good German (NY, LA, Toronto Only - Wide on December 22)
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Rated: R (for language, violence and some sexual content)
Synopsis: In post-war Berlin to find his former mistress, an American journalist is lured into a murder mystery. Review - 9/10
Home of the BraveHome of the Brave (NY, LA Only - Wide on January 5)
Director: Irwin Winkler
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Rated: R (for war violence and language)
Synopsis: Three soldiers struggle to readjust to life at home after returning home from a lengthy tour in Iraq. Review - 0.5/10

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