LATEST NEWS's Weekly Openings Report - October 20th

October 19, 2006

Wide release openings for Friday, October 20th include: The Prestige, Flags of Our Fathers, Flicka, Marie Antoinette, and Nightmare Before Christmas 3D.

Limited release openings include: Running With Scissors, and Sleeping Dogs Lie.

The Prestige
Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman in The Prestige opening this weekend.

FirstShowing Weekend Suggestion: The Prestige. This film is by far the most stunning and incredible movie opening this weekend, even over Flags of Our Fathers. The Prestige is truly a must see, full of great performances and incredible storytelling.

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:

The PrestigeThe Prestige
Director: Christopher Nolan
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Rated: PG-13 (for violence and disturbing images)
Synopsis: In turn-of-the-century London, the two magicians become rivals after they're exposed in a fraudulent séance. Bent on destroying one another's lives and careers leads to terrible consequences for both men. Review - 9.5/10
Flags of Our FathersFlags of Our Fathers
Director: Clint Eastwood
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Rated: R (for sequences of graphic war violence, and for language)
Synopsis: The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima during WWII. Review - 7.5/10
Director: Michael Mayer
Genre: Drama, Family
Rated: PG (for some mild language)
Synopsis: Young Katie claims a wild horse as her own -- an effort to prove to her father that she is capable of one day taking over the family ranch. Review - 6/10
Marie AntoinetteMarie Antoinette
Director: Sofia Coppola
Genre: Biography, Drama
Rated: PG-13 (for sexual content, partial nudity and innuendo)
Synopsis: A stylized account of a naive Viennese girl who, at the age of 19, became the queen of France. Review - 5.5/10
Nightmare Before Christmas 3DNightmare Before Christmas 3D (Select Theatres)
Director: Henry Selick
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Musical
Rated: PG (for some scary images)
Synopsis: Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween -- but alas, they can't get it quite right. Presented in 3D. Review - 6.5/10

Limited Release:

Running With ScissorsRunning With Scissors (Limited)
Director: Ryan Murphy
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rated: R (for strong language and elements of sexuality, violence and substance abuse)
Synopsis: Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family. Review - 6.5/10
Sleeping Dogs LieSleeping Dogs Lie (Limited)
Director: Bob Goldthwait
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rated: R (for strong sexual content, drug use and language)
Synopsis: When Amy shares an indiscretion from her past with her fiancé, she finds herself single and wondering about the price one must pay for being honest.

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