LATEST NEWS's Weekly Openings Report - Jan 5th

January 4, 2007

Wide release openings for Friday, January 5th include: Children of Men, Code Name: The Cleaner, Freedom Writers, Happily N'Ever After, and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.

Children of Men
Michael Caine and Clive Owen in Children of Men opening wide this weekend.

FirstShowing Weekend Suggestion: Children of Men. An incredible film that you need to see in theaters to fully experience. Definitely see it opening weekend!

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:

Children of MenChildren of Men (Expands)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Drama
Rated: R (for strong violence, language, some drug use and brief nudity)
Synopsis: Set in the near-future, a time when humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind. Review - 9.5/10
Code Name: The CleanerCode Name: The Cleaner
Director: Les Mayfield
Genre: Action, Comedy
Rated: PG-13 (for sexual content, crude humor and some violence)
Synopsis: A femme fatale tricks an amnesiac janitor into thinking he's an undercover agent embroiled in an international arms ring.
Freedom WritersFreedom Writers
Director: Richard LaGravenese
Genre: Drama
Rated: PG-13 (for violent content, some thematic material and language)
Synopsis: A new teacher at Wilson High School in Long Beach, California uses writing to turn a class of hardened kids into expressive, compassionate thinkers who, for once in their lives, consider life after high school. Review - Coming Sooon…
Happily N'Ever AfterHappily N'Ever After
Director: Paul J. Bolger
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Rated: PG (for some mild action and rude humor)
Synopsis: An alliance of evil-doers, led by the nefarious Frieda, looks to take over Fairy Tale Land. But when Ella realizes her stepmother is out to ruin her storybook existence, she takes a dramatic turn and blossoms into the leader of the resistance effort. Review - 6/10
PerfumePerfume: The Story of a Murderer (Expands)
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

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