LATEST NEWS's Weekly Openings Report - October 6th

October 5, 2006

Wide release openings for Friday, October 6th include: Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, The Departed, and Employee of the Month.

Limited release openings include: The Queen, and Little Children.

The Departed
Jack Nicholson and Matt Damon in The Departed opening this weekend.

FirstShowing Weekend Suggestion: Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. But if horror isn't your cup 'o tea, then The Departed is where it's at. A strong cast and fantastic writing and directing from the one and only Martin Scorsese make this one of the best films of the year.

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

Wide Release:

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The BeginningTexas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Rated: R (for strong horror violence/gore, language and some sexual content)
Synopsis: On one last road trip before they're sent to serve in Vietnam, two friends and their girlfriends get into an accident that calls their local sheriff to the scene. Thus begins a terrifying experience where the teens are taken to a secluded house of horrors, where a young, would-be killer is being nurtured. Review (Josh's Take) - 9/10 Review (Alex's Take) - 9/10
The DepartedThe Departed
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Rated: R (for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and drug material)
Synopsis: Two men from opposite sides of the law are undercover within the Boston State Police department and the Irish mafia, and as discoveries are made on both sides that compromise their positions, the moles are dispatched to find out their enemy's identities. (External) Review - 9.5/10
Employee of the MonthEmployee of the Month
Genre: Comedy
Rated: PG-13 (for crude and sexual humor, and language)
Synopsis: Two slacker co-workers, upon hearing the store hottie will date the employee of the month, square off to earn the honor. Review (Alex's Take) - 7.5/10 Review (Josh's Take) - 6.5/10

Limited Release:

The QueenThe Queen (Limited)
Genre: Biopic, Drama
Rated: PG-13 (for brief strong language)
Synopsis: In the wake of the death of the beloved Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minster Tony Blair clash over the public and private aspects of the tragedy, and its impact on both the monarchy and government. Review - 9/10
Little ChildrenLittle Children (Limited - NY/LA)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Rated: R
Synopsis: Little Children centers on a group of young marrieds, whose lives intersect on the playgrounds, town pools and streets of their small community in surprising and potentially dangerous ways. Review - Coming Soon

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