- Save Me: Chad Allen stars as a suicidal gay addict forced into an "ex-gay" ministry where he clashes with Judith Light and falls for Robert Gant. All three stars also served as producers of this festival favorite, directed by Robert Cary.
- Surfer, Dude: Matthew McConaughey, in the role he was born to play: a free-spirited (and yes, frequently shirtless) surf bum. Woody Harrelson, Scott Glenn and Willy Nelson co-star.
- Mister Foe: Billy Elliot's Jamie Bell is the title character, a runaway teen seeking to solve his mother's murder but finding unlikely love instead on the mean streets of Edinburgh.
- Ping Pong Playa: After Balls of Fury, is the world ready for another ping pong comedy? How about one that co-stars Gant's fellow Queer as Folk alum Peter Paige and Scott Lowell, plus queer comic Jason Stuart and Mad TV's daffy Stephnie Weir?
- Other new releases this week: August Evening (the Independent Spirit Award winning immigration drama), Everybody Wants to Be Italian (a My Big Fat Greek Wedding wannabe), The Pool (a poor Indian boy dreams of wealth, as embodied by the titular object) and A Secret (French drama set in post-WWII Paris about a son who imagines the perfect family).
Thursday, September 4, 2008
The Latest in Theaters: Fall Has Fell
The fall movie season gets off to an inauspicious debut this weekend, with only one wide release ... and that one (Bangkok Dangerous) is another disposable actioner starring Nicolas Cage in a bad wig. The remainder of the new releases are all in limited release across the country: