‹‹ V.19 No.44 | November 4 - 10, 2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1Oh, you know what this is. You’ve been waiting for it. Note, of course, that it’s only “Part 1” of the series finale. You’ll have to wait six months for “Part 2.” That one will be in 3D. This one won’t.
The Next Three DaysDetermined hubby Russell Crowe has just three days to break his wife, wrongly accused of murder, out of prison. It’s a remake of the 2008 film French film Anything for Her. But you don’t care about that.
Tamara DreweIn this light dramedy from Stephen Frears (High Fidelity, The Queen, Dangerous Liaisons), a glamorous newspaper reporter (Gemma Arterton, Quantum of Solace) returns to her tiny hometown in the English countryside, setting off a string of romantic entanglements. It’s loosely based on a novel by Thomas Hardy. But you don’t care about that, either.
I Love You Phillip Morris
I Love You Phillip MorrisA newly out-of-the-closet husband / con man (Jim Carrey) ends up in the state pen, where he falls madly in love with his cellmate (Ewan McGregor). Thanks to the edgy subject matter, this humorous drama has been sitting on studio shelves for a good long time.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn TreaderI think this is the third book in the popular fantasy/Christian parable series. Prince Caspian didn’t do so well at the box office, so Disney pulled out of producing subsequent films. Fox is paying for it now. Given the lion, maybe it should have been MGM.
The FighterDavid O. Russell (Spanking the Monkey, I Heart Huckabees) directs this true-life drama about the early days of boxer “Irish” Mickey Ward (Mark Wahlberg) who was trained by his half-brother (Christian Bale) before making a Rocky-like run at the welterweight championship in the mid-’80s.
The TouristA brokenhearted American tourist (Johnny Depp) runs across an extraordinary and mysterious woman (Angelina Jolie) while on vacation in Italy. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others) directs this classy, Euro-style thriller.