@shawnlevy Is this one of those publicists who have only recently discovered that e-mail can be used to alert critics of press screenings?
Archive for January 2nd, 2009
Eric’s Bad Movies: “Xanadu”! http://tinyurl.com/8t3xtb
@Jet_Set I wouldn’t even *pretend* to take a woman seriously whose name was “Jenipher.” I would be openly derisive of everything she said.
I’m grateful to my parents for many things, but the biggest is probably that they didn’t name me something retarded like “Jaymz” or “Brody.”
@Oxfordfilmfreak Old times there are NOT forgotten!
@erinannie I can’t imagine being excited about the return of “Knight Rider,” but OK, sure.
The inauguration, the “Lost” season premiere, the Oscar nominations: All happening during Sundance. January is supposed to be a slow month!
And a happy new year to you too! Allow me to direct your attention to my end-of-the-year features, The Best & Worst Movies of 2008 and Eric’s Media Inventory: What I Watched and Read in 2008, to help you remember that long ago era of last year.
There are no new wide releases in theaters this weekend, as Hollywood is still hungover from Christmas and New Year’s, and possibly also still Thanksgiving. So “In the Dark” this week is a round-up of the limited-release pictures that have opened recently and that will be expanding nationwide in the coming weeks. Here’s what we got:
- “The Wrestler” is like a body slam, but in a good way.
- “Gran Torino” has Clint Eastwood at his Clint Eastwoodiest.
- “Revolutionary Road,” aka the “Titanic” reunion, will make you glad you did not have a terrible marriage in the 1950s, when escaping into the comforting arms of video games was not an option.
- “Wendy and Lucy” was filmed in my neighborhood! And is also pretty good!
- “Defiance” (review at Film.com): Nazis, war, sad, got it. Next!
- “The Reader” has more Kate Winslet, and I do mean MORE. (I mean her boobs.)
- “Doubt” is a cornucopia of acting!
- Oh, and “Marley & Me” is lame.
Have a good weekend!