Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Latest in Theaters: Music in the Night

Amongst all the somber fall dramas and spooky Halloween horrors in theaters this week is the squeaky-clean Disney musical sure to perk up the tween set (not to mention the box office):
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and the rest of the East High gang are back for their first big screen outing, directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega.
  • Changeling: Angelina Jolie stars and Clint Eastwood directs this based-on-a-true story period drama about a mother who takes on the corrupt LA police department when her child goes missing.
  • Synecdoche, New York: Oscar winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman makes his directorial debut with this quirky dramedy about a theater director (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who has one heckuva set.
  • Saw V: Yup, #5 brings more torture, traps and lots and lots of blood and guts. Were you expecting anything else?
  • Pride and Glory: Edward Norton and Colin Farrell are cop brothers in the Big Apple ... and on opposite sides of a scandal.
  • I've Loved You So Long: Kristin Scott Thomas is earning the best reviews of her career in this French language drama about a woman who must adjust to everyday life following a prison sentence for murder.
  • Let the Right One In: Boy meets girl, girl is a vampire in this Swedish import that already has a Hollywood remake in the works.
  • Passengers: A grief counselor (Anne Hathaway) for plane-crash survivors finds herself in a mystery when they start to disappear. Patrick Wilson, Dianne Wiest, Andre Braugher and David Morse co-star.
  • The Universe of Keith Haring: Documentary about the influential New York new wave artist; includes interviews with Madonna, Andy Warhol and Yoko Ono.
  • Roadside Romeo: Bollywood gets animated: a cocky mansion-dwelling mutt named Romeo finds himself stripped of the high life after being accidentally left behind on the streets of Mumbai.
  • Fear(s) of the Dark: Another non-traditional toon: Several scary black-and-white animated segments in different styles aim to prey on our collective [insert title here].
  • And finally: check in later for Chris' full review of Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom, including an exclusive interview with Noah's Arc creator Patrik-Ian Polk.
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