This week, at a theater near you, there are seven new movies being released. Three open nationwide and another four are in limited release.
Opening Nationwide on Friday, November 16th:
Movie: Beowulf (PG-13) (Read Review)
Starring: Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Robin Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson, Crispin Glover, Angelina Jolie & Alison Lohman
Synopsis: The Old English epic poem from the ninth century is brought to life. It shows the life and adventures of the Scandinavian hero, Beowulf, who saved the Danes from the monster Grendal and his mother that tried to take revenge.
First Thoughts: The movie plays in multiple formats. You can watch it just like any other movie, in Digital 3D, IMAX or IMAX 3D, well if you have a theater near you that plays any of those formats. There is only two theaters in the Seattle area that are playing the Digital 3D version, but I don’t know if I want to go that far to see it in that format.
Movie: Love in the Time of Cholera (R)
Starring: Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Hector Elizondo & Liev Schreiber
Genre: Romance Drama
Synopsis: A young man with romantic intentions loses the woman of his dreams to a richer man. He then spends the next 50 years trying to build his wealth and life so that he can one day win her affections. His devotion to this woman becomes wholly attractive to other women he meets, so he never is alone. Yet, his heart will always remain with the first woman he ever loved.
First Thoughts: Sounds like a snore of a chick flick.
Movie: Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (G)
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman & Jason Bateman
Genre: Family Fantasy Comedy
Synopsis: The 243 year old unconventional and unusual owner of the strange and fantastic and wonderful toy store bequeaths it to his awkward manager and then dark changes start to over take the store and she must figure out how to fix it.
First Thoughts: Might be fun for the little ones and their parents.
Movie in Limited Release:
- Eleven Men Out – A foreign comedy about an Icelandic soccer star that admits to being gay in a magazine and the aftermath of him doing so.
- Margot at the Wedding – A comedy drama that stars Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Black and John Turturro in a film about a family about to implode.
- Redacted – A war drama about U.S. soldiers committing atrocities in Iraq.
- Southland Tales – A black comedy drama thriller with Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott and Sarah Michelle Gellar about an amnesiac actor, a porn star and a cop that holds the key to a huge conspiracy.
Expanding to more theaters this week are Bella, No Country for Old Men and War Dance.
For New Movie Friday there are three new movies at a theater near me this week to choose from. They are Beowulf, in all its many forms, Love in the Time of Cholera, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium and Southland Tales. What new movie will you be heading out to see this weekend?