Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Latest in Theaters: From Bees to W.

And from Washington DC to Hollywood to Jerusalem -- this week's new releases:
  • The Secret Life of Bees: This female-centric literary drama -- starring Queen Latifah, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Dakota Fanning -- has one good thing going for it: a lot of buzz. (Ouch.)
  • W.: Oliver Stone's satirical look at our sitting president; Josh Brolin stars as Dubya, joined by an all-star cast as the rest of his wacky White House crew.
  • Sex Drive: Cult director Sean Anders (Never Been Thawed) is at the wheel of this teen sex romp about a kid who takes a road trip to hook up with an internet babe. James Marsden and an Amish Seth Green are on hand to steal some scenes.
  • What Just Happened: Robert De Niro is a Hollywood producer having a tough time trying to get his new picture made, just as Barry Levinson was a Hollywood director having a tough time getting a distributor for this show biz comedy. Bruce Willis roasts himself as a spoiled star.
  • Max Payne: Marky Mark goes the video game movie route.
  • Mary: It's been three long years since this Abel Ferrara Holy Land drama hit the festival rounds; in that time, two of its stars -- Forest Whitaker and Marion Cotillard -- took home Oscars. Juliette Binoche and Matthew Modine also star as (sort of) Mary Magdalene and Jesus.
  • Morning Light: Disney doc about a crew of young sailors competing in a challenging ocean sailing race.
  • Filth and Wisdom: Once again, Madonna's personal life overshadows her artistic one; did anyone know that her directorial debut was coming out this week?
  • Tru Loved: Check out Chris' positive review of Coffee Date's Stewart Wade's latest gay friendly comedy.
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