LATEST NEWS's Weekly Openings Report - October 27th

October 26, 2006

Wide release openings for Friday, October 27th include: Saw III and Catch a Fire.

Limited release openings include: Babel, Death of a President, Cocaine Cowboys, and Shut Up & Sing.

Saw 3
A scene from Saw III opening this weekend.

FirstShowing Weekend Suggestion: Saw III. If you're not out to see a grotesque horror movie on Halloween weekend, then you shouldn't be out at the movies at all.

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

Wide Release:

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Rated: R (for strong grisly violence and gore, sequences of terror and torture, nudity and language)
Synopsis: Jigsaw, the torture-friendly serial killer, uses a doctor to help keep him alive while his new apprentice puts a second victim through a vicious test. Review (Alex's Take) - 9.5/10 Review (Josh's Take) - 9.5/10
Catch a FireCatch a Fire
Director: Phillip Noyce
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Rated: PG-13 (for thematic material involving torture, violence and brief language)
Synopsis: Arrested for a terrorist act he did not commit, Patrick Chamusso embraces the anti-Apartheid movement he has long ignored. As a new member of the African National Congress, he volunteers for a dangerous one-man mission - a plan that causes his old advocate in the police department, Nic Vos, to hunt him down. Review - 8/10

Limited Release:

BabelBabel (Limited)
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Rated: R (for violence, some graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use)
Synopsis: Two children curious about just how far a bullet will travel set into a motion a tragedy that ripples across six families around the world. Review - 9/10
Death of a PresidentDeath of a President (Limited)
Director: Gabriel Range
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Rated: Not Rated
Synopsis: An investigation of the assassination of George W. Bush and his death's political ramifications. Review - 8/10
Cocaine CowboysCocaine Cowboys (Limited)
Director: Billy Corben
Genre: Documentary
Rated: R (for pervasive drug content, gruesome violent images, and language)
Synopsis: In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. Cocaine Cowboys is the true story of how Miami became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States, told by the people who made it all happen. Review - Coming Soon
Shut Up and SingShut Up & Sing (Limited)
Director: Barbara Kopple / Cecilia Peck
Genre: Documentary
Rated: Not Rated
Synopsis: A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert.

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