Friday, November 16, 2007

Film Gudie Friday - The New Films for this weekend


The heroic English poem is again adapted for film, this time as a stop-motion-capture adventure (À la "The Polar Express") in 3-D. Ray Winstone provides the human model and voice for Beowulf, who takes on the task of killing the monster Grendel (Crispin Glover) and his vengeful mother (Angelina Jolie).

"Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium":[G]

The oldest toy shop in the world is owned by 243-year-old Mr. Magorium (Dustin Hoffman), then it's bequeathed to his manager (Natalie Portman), who worries she will not be able to supply the magic that makes the store special.

"Love in the Time of Cholera":[R]

The novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is finally brought to the screen by director Mike Newell. It's the story of a 50-year love triangle involving Fermina Daza (Giovanna Mezzogiorno), Dr. Juvenal Urbino (Benjamin Bratt) and Florentino Ariza (Javier Bardem).

Playing at the Biringham 8 Theatre:

"Southland Tales":[R]

An ensemble piece set in Los Angeles on July 4, 2008 with Justin Timberlake, Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson and Mandy Moore.

Playing at the Main Art Theatre:

"No Country for Old Men":[R]

Tommy Lee Jones stars in his second eagerly awaited fall drama (after "The Valley of Elah") as a Texas sheriff trying to protect an antelope hunter (Josh Brolin) who comes across the bloody aftermath of a drug deal gone bad near the Rio Grande. The hunter decides he's entitled to the more than $2 million in cash left behind, an assumption that's disputed by men who hire a cold-blooded psychopath (Javier Bardem) to recover the loot.

"Blade Runner: The Final Cut":[R]

"Blade Runner" returns in Ridley Scott's definitive final cut, including extended scenes and never-before-seen special effects.

Playing tommorrow at the DFT at the DIA

(Germany/2006/Stefan Krohmer)

An unmarried couple in their late 40's, Miriam and Andre are vacationing in Andre's century-old cottage along the Baltic coast of Germany, where they are joined by his teenage son Nils and his precocious pre-teen guest Livia.

What begins as a breezy summer idyll soon turns into a taut thriller in which director Stefan Krohmer precisely dissects contemporary German angst about age, sex and class. Martina Gedeck (The Lives of Others) gives a stunning performance as a mature woman who is unexpectedly overwhelmed with passion when Livia initiates a friendship with a handsome German-American stranger from a nearby cottage. Soon afterwards, every off-kilter detail of Miriam's behavior links a chain of events that will suddenly and surprisingly change all their lives.

Opening New this week at the Cinemark Movies 16 in Warren.

3:10 TO YUMA (R)

Openiing up Newxt week on Thankgiving Weekend:

Opening Wednesday

August Rush

Freddie Highmore is an orphaned musical prodigy who uses his extraordinary talents to reunite with his long-lost birth parents.


Amy Adams is a beautiful fairytale princess who is magically thrust into present-day unmagical Manhattan by an evil queen.


Based on the hit video game series, international assassin Agent 47 is armed, dangerous, and stamped with a barcode on his neck.

Stephen King's The Mist

A small town community fights to survive when they come under vicious attack from creatures prowling in a thick, unnatural mist.

This Christmas

Secrets are revealed and bonds are tested when the Whitfield family comes together for Christmas for the first time in years.

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