What New Movies Come Out Thanksgiving Weekend 2008?

This week there are six movies opening, three everywhere and three others are in limited release.

Opening Nationwide on Wednesday, November 26th:

Movie: Australia (PG-13)
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Bryan Brown & Jack Thompson
Genre: War Adventure
Synopsis: An English aristocrat has inherited a giant ranch in Australia. English cattle barons try and drive her off the land, but she gets the help of a rough and tumble cattle driver to help her drive 2000 cattle across some of the most unforgiving land in the country. Once there, they still have to face bombings by Japanese forces that had just recently attacked Pearl Harbor.
First Thoughts: It is long and looks good, but it may be one that has to wait a while before I get to it.

Movie: Four Christmases (PG-13)
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen & Jon Voight
Genre: Comedy
Synopsis: An unmarried couple has been avoiding the family centric holidays by retreating to some exotic location at Christmas, but when they find themselves unable to get a flight out due to fog, the end up having to spend time at four family get-togethers. He can’t wait to get away from all this, but she starts to think that having a family, even a crazy one, might be something she would like to do.
First Thoughts: It looks funny in the promos, but it runs only 82 minutes. That’s just sad. I mean, they couldn’t come up with more than 20 minutes a Christmas.

Movie: Transporter 3 (PG-13)
Starring: Jason Statham, Natalya Rudakova, François Berléand & Robert Knepper
Genre: Action Thriller
Synopsis: Frank Martin is back and he is being pressured into transporting the kidnapped daughter of the head of Ukraine’s EPA. During the trip, Frank falls for his passenger. Lots of car chases and fight scenes ensue.
First Thoughts: It’s probably not any good, but I still want to see it for some reason.

Movies in Limited Release:

  • Milk – Biographical drama starring Sean Penn about the life of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office.
  • Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! – Foreign comedy about Lucky Singh, a con man that swindled the rich and powerful in Delhi.
  • The Secrets – Foreign drama about a young daughter of an ultra orthodox rabbi that is supposed to immediately marry after her mother’s death.

For New Movie Friday there are three new movies to choose from this week. They are Australia, Four Christmases, and Transporter 3. What new movie looks good to you this week?

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