Thursday, July 24, 2008

FILM: New in Theaters - 7/25/08

While moviegoers are still flooding theaters to see The Dark Knight, a few other contenders will hit theaters this weekend.

The X-Files: I Want to Believe is the most talked about of the new releases. Fans are eager to hear the iconic, whistle-like theme song erupt from the big screen promptly followed by Agents Scully and Mulder and a few choice aliens. Joining the sci-fi duo this time around are Billy Connolly (Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties), Amanda Peet, and rapper Xzibit.

Bringing the funny are John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell in Step Brothers. Those two are at their funniest when they're at odds (Talladega Nights). But this film really reaches its peak when they become the best of friends and indulge in childish shenanigans.

For those of you interested in watching passion unfold, I'd suggest the indie Brideshead Revisited. Jeremy Brock (The Last King of Scotland and Driving Lessons) and Andrew Davies ("Bleak House" and "Sense and Sensibility") adapted Evelyn Waugh's scandalous novel that chronicles the life of Captain Charles Ryder (Matthew Goode from The Lookout) who is stationed at Brideshead Castle during WWII, where he enters in an affair with both a brother and a sister (Ben Whishaw and Hayley Atwell) who reside on the estate. It also stars Emma Thompson as their overprotective watcher.

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