I can’t imagine anyone’s thrilled at having their movie released on Sept. 11. Maybe that’s why the studios weren’t very conscientious about screening them for critics — they were hoping we wouldn’t notice the movies were actually opening.
“Whiteout,” which screened for critics in some cities but not in others, is based on a graphic novel and was shot 2 1/2 years ago. It’s about a murder at a research facility in Antarctica. Kate Beckinsale stars and takes a shower. It (the movie, not the shower) is rather dull and suspense-less.
Tyler Perry’s latest, “I Can Do Bad All by Myself” (also his business motto), did not screen at all, as has become Perry’s custom. Some theories hold that I will be reviewing this film this weekend.
Then there’s “Sorority Row,” a college-based slasher film, that had Thursday-night screenings in some markets. I didn’t attend the one here, as I had an offer to see another movie that turned out to be almost certainly better than “Sorority Row.”
The animated film “9” came out Wednesday, but I don’t have a review of it. I can tell you that it is very dark and bleak and not for young kids.
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