October 14th Film Releases

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Okay, I'm not sure what happened here, but somehow the Hollywood studio system has blessed us with an event rarely seen in theaters these days - options. Ladies and gentlemen we have several good movies to choose from in theaters this week, and I'm not just talking about the new releases. There are a few movies I didn't get a chance to skewer that are worth seeing.

1) Domino
2) Elizabethtown
3) Good Night, and Good Luck

But don’t forget Wallace and Gromit, Flightplan, Capote, Corpse Bride, A History of Violence, and Serenity.

A young male elf gets fired for a multimillion-dollar mistake and then is promptly dumped by his less than loyal girlfriend, just before he finds out that he has to go to Kentucky for his father's funeral.
Admit it. You love Cameron Crowe films. Who doesn't? The dialogue is smart. The love connections are awkward. The families are embarrassing. There's no shame in saying you can relate. Lord knows I can.

The Fog
A deadly fog filled with spirits invades a small New England town and completely ruins a young couple's chance at having sex for the first time. If the Scream trilogy taught me anything, it's that only virgins stay alive. So keep'em crossed kids!

A young Ford model from Beverly Hills turns into the hottest bounty hunter EVER! What can I say? I love movies with chicks that kick ass and Tony Scott has an amazing style.

Good Night, and Good Luck
A dramatization of Edward R. Murrow's battle against Senator McCarthy and his historic witch hunt for Communists. I don't have a joke for this one, because I think the current attitude towards dissention reminds me a lot of McCarthyism. I know it's a George Clooney project, but this movie provides a lot of thoughtful philosophy about the role of the media and it's relation to the public and the government.
If you don't see it in the theater, make an effort to see it on cable or on DVD.

Nine Lives
A compilation of nine short films about different women at different points in their lives. It might be good, but it feels just a little too much like it's trying to make enormous drama out of everyday occurrences.

Where the Truth Lies
A young reporter tries to find the truth behind a long buried murder involving a once famous singing duo (think the Rat Pack with only Sinatra and Dean Martin). It looks good, but I hear it involves a three-way between a girl, Kevin Bacon, and Colin Firth. I don't know about you, but I need a few more degrees of separation.

The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till
A documentary about a black man who was killed for whistling at a white woman. I'm sure IFC or Sundance will be showing it soon. You just have too many other options this weekend.

Innocent Voices
Can you tell I'm getting tired of writing?
A young boy in El Salvador must decide between joining the army and joining the guerrillas. Could be good, but it's hard to tell.

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