LATEST NEWS's Weekly Openings Report - Dec 29th

December 27, 2006

Wide release openings for Friday, December 29th include: The Painted Veil.

Limited release openings on Wednesday, December 27th include: Notes on a Scandal and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.

Limited release openings on Friday, December 29th include: Pan's Labyrinth, Arthur and the Invisibles, Factory Girl, Fast Track, and Miss Potter.

Pan's Labyrinth
Ivana Baquero in the riveting Pan's Labyrinth opening in limited release this weekend.

FirstShowing Weekend Suggestion: Pan's Labyrinth. If this film opens near you - then definitely go. If not, catch up on what's currently out and get some rest and relaxation.

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:

The Painted VeilThe Painted Veil (Expands)
Director: John Curran
Genre: Drama, Romance
Rated: PG-13 (for some mature sexual situations, partial nudity, disturbing images and brief drug content)
Synopsis: In Hong Kong, a shallow, uneducated society girl enters into an affair with a career politician, only to be awakened by a trip to a cholera-infested region of the country with her husband. The trip marks the beginning of a spiritual journey which will leave her a widow and fiercely devoted mother. Review - 6/10

Limited Release:

Notes on a ScandalNotes on a Scandal (Wednesday, December 27th - Limited)
Director: Richard Eyre
Genre: Drama
Rated: R (for language and some aberrant sexual content)
Synopsis: As teacher Sheba Hart generates headlines after her affair with an underage student is disclosed, the role her colleague, Barbara Covett, plays in the event is slowly unearthed. Review - 7/10
PerfumePerfume: The Story of a Murderer (Wednesday, December 27th - Limited)
Director: Tom Tykwer
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Rated: R (for aberrant behavior involving nudity, violence, sexuality, and disturbing images)
Synopsis: Parisian-born orphan Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, as he ascends to adulthood, develops a superior olfactory sense, as well as an obsession with creating the world's finest perfumes. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he becomes transfixed by the virginal scent of a young woman. Review - 9/10
Pan's LabyrinthPan's Labyrinth (Limited)
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Rated: R (for graphic violence and some language)
Synopsis: Relocated in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, young Ofelia discovers a stone labyrinth near her new home. Inside the structure, she encounters a mythical creature who tells her she's the princess who belongs to this underground world, but in order to return home, she must complete three dangerous tasks. Review - 9/10
Arthur and the InvisiblesArthur and the Invisibles (Limited - Wide on January 12)
Director: Luc Besson
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Rated: PG (for ??)
Synopsis: In a bid to save his grandfather's house from being demolished, young Arthur hunts for the much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, a tiny people living in harmony with nature. Review - 4/10
Factory GirlFactory Girl (LA Only)
Director: George Hickenlooper
Genre: Drama, Biography
Rated: R (for pervasive drug use, strong sexual content, nudity and language)
Synopsis: In 1965, young Edie Sedgwick drops out of Harvard and heads to New York City, where she becomes the muse of artist Andy Warhol.
Fast TrackFast Track (Limited)
Director: Jesse Peretz
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Rated: PG-13 (for sexual content, brief language and a drug reference)
Synopsis: A slacker is forced to work for his father-in-law after his pregnant wife steps away from her high-paying job.
Miss PotterMiss Potter (Limited - Wide on January 12)
Director: Chris Noonan
Genre: Drama, Biography
Rated: PG (for brief mild language)
Synopsis: Born into a wealthy family, Beatrix Potter wriggles free of her eccentric parents, defies the sexist world of academia, and, by the turn of the twentieth century, becomes one of the most successful children's book authors of her time. Review - 6/10

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