LATEST NEWS's Weekly Openings Report - Friday the 13th

October 12, 2006

Wide release openings for Friday, October 13th include: The Grudge 2, Man of the Year, The Marine, and Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker.

Limited release openings include: Tideland, Infamous, Shortbus, Deliver Us From Evil, and Driving Lessons.

Grudge 2
Amber Tamblyn in The Grudge 2 opening this weekend.

FirstShowing Weekend Suggestion: The Grudge 2. This is the only somewhat good film that isn't a limited release coming out on this rather bland weekend. Little Children is a must see as well if you can find a theater showing it.

Head out to your local movie theater and watch one of these newly released movies! And don't forget to leave a comment with your own review or thoughts on any movies you saw this weekend.

Wide Release:

Grudge 2The Grudge 2
Director: Takashi Shimizu
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Rated: PG-13 (for mature thematic material, disturbing images, and some sensuality)
Synopsis: An American woman travels to Tokyo to find out what happened to her sister, a nurse who took what seemed to be a routine caretaker job in a family home. She meets a journalist who a mutual interest in the events that took place within the otherwise modest residence. Review - 5.5/10
Man of the YearMan of the Year
Director: Barry Levinson
Genre: Comedy
Rated: PG-13 (for language, drug related material, and brief violence)
Synopsis: On a lark, Tom Dobbs, the host of a late-night political talk show decides to run for president. The thing is, he never expected to win. Review - 8/10
The MarineThe Marine
Director: John Bonito
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Rated: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violent action, sensuality and language)
Synopsis: A Marine looks to take out the fugitive who kidnapped his girlfriend and left him for dead.
Alex Rider: Operation StormbreakerAlex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker
Director: Geoffrey Sax
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Rated: PG (for sequences of action violence and some peril)
Synopsis: After his uncle dies and his secret life as a spy is exposed, young Alex Rider is enlisted by MI6, Britain's secret intelligence organization, to pick up where his uncle left off. The newly trained super-spy investigates a businessman's planned donation of one of his supercomputers to every school in the country.

Limited Release:

TidelandTideland (Limited)
Director: Terry Gilliam
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Rated: R (for bizarre disturbing content, drug use, sexuality, and gruesome situations)
Synopsis: After her mother dies from a heroin overdose, Jeliza-Rose is taken from the big city to a rural farmhouse by her father. As she tries to settle into a new life in her mother's childhood home, Jeliza-Rose's attempts to deal with what's happened result in increasingly odd behavior. Review - 1/10
InfamousInfamous (Limited)
Director: Douglas McGrath
Genre: Biopic, Drama
Rated: R (for language, violence and some sexuality)
Synopsis: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith. Review - 7/10
ShortbusShortbus (Limited)
Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Genre: Drama
Rated: Not Rated
Synopsis: A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its belnd of art, music, politics, and carnality. (External) Review - 6.5/10
Deliver Us From EvilDeliver Us From Evil (Limited)
Director: Amy Berg
Genre: Documentary
Rated: Not Rated
Synopsis: A documentary on Father Oliver O'Grady, a Northern California priest and admitted pedophile who was harbored by the Catholic Church for more than 30 years. (External) Review - 7/10
Driving LessonsDriving Lessons (Limited)
Director: Jeremy Brock
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Rated: PG-13 (for language, sexual content and some thematic material)
Synopsis: Young Ben is saved from another dreary school vacation under his mother's watchful eye when he answers a help wanted ad posted by Evie, a retired actress. Her influential, sometimes bizarre behavior challenges Ben to come out of his shell and consider living his life on his own terms. (External) Review - 6.5/10

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