LATEST NEWS's Weekly Openings Report - Jan 12th

January 11, 2007

Wide release openings for Friday, January 12th include: Alpha Dog, Arthur and the Invisibles, Curse of the Golden Flower, Miss Potter, Primeval and Stomp the Yard.

Limited release openings include: God Grew Tired of Us .

Alpha Dog
Justin Timberlake and Emile Hirsch in Alpha Dog opening wide this weekend.

FS Weekend Suggestion: Unsure. Honestly, I've been out at CES in Las Vegas and have not had a chance to see any of these movies opening this weekend. Nothing major anyway…

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:

Alpha DogAlpha Dog
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Genre: Drama, Crime
Rated: R (for pervasive drug use and language, strong violence, sexuality and nudity)
Synopsis: When young, high-rolling pot dealer Johnny Truelove abducts the little brother of his business rival, he sets into motion a chain of events that soon spins wildly out of control. With the police and FBI on his trail, a father works to keep his son from going to prison, or worse. Review - 6/10
Arthur and the InvisiblesArthur and the Invisibles (Expands)
Director: Luc Besson
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Rated: PG (for fantasy action and brief suggestive material)
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
Curse of the Golden FlowerCurse of the Golden Flower (Expands)
Director: Yimou Zhang
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Rated: R (for violence)
Synopsis: China, Later Tang Dynasty: Emperor Ping returns to the Imperial Palace to celebrate the Chong Yang Festival with his family, though strained familial relations and whispers of an illicit affair darken the mood, and thousands of golden-armored warriors take their positions outside the palace.
Miss PotterMiss Potter (Expands)
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
PrimevalPrimeval (Expands)
Director: Michael Katleman
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Rated: R (for strong graphic violence, brutality, terror and language)
Synopsis: A news team is sent to South Africa to capture and bring home a legendary 25-foot crocodile. The stakes are raised even higher when a warlord targets them for death.
Stomp the YardStomp the Yard (Expands)
Director: Sylvain White
Genre: Drama, Musical
Rated: PG-13 (for a scene of violence, some sexual material and language)
Synopsis: A young Los Angeleno avoids a juvenile hall sentence by enrolling at a black university in Atlanta. At school, he's wooed by two fraternities, both of which realize his street-dance moves are the key to winning the national stepshow competition.

Limited Release:

God Grew Tired of UsGod Grew Tired of Us (Limited)
Director: Christopher Dillon Quinn / Tommy Walker
Genre: Documentary
Rated: PG (for thematic elements and some disturbing images)
Synopsis: Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety.

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