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

Find more posts: Weekly Openings


No comments posted yet.

Sorry, new comments are no longer allowed.




Alex's Top 10 - 2020
1. Nine Days
2. Berlin Alexanderplatz
3. Pixar's Soul
4. Pieces of a Woman
5. Feels Good Man
6. Another Round
7. The Truffle Hunters
8. Sound of Metal
9. Lovers Rock
10. Nomadland
Click Here for Thoughts

Adam's Top 10 - 2020
1. Spontaneous
2. Promising Y. Woman
3. Nomadland
4. The Vast of Night
5. Blow the Man Down
6. The Invisible Man
7. Minari
8. Possessor
9. Feels Good Man
10. Color Out of Space
Click Here for Thoughts


Subscribe to our feed or daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main profile on twitter:
For the latest posts only, follow this acct:

Add our updates to your Feedly: click here