Friday, September 12, 2008

FILM: New in Theaters - 9/12/08

If you want to see a star-studded, sassy chick flick, then check out...The Women.
It stars Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith, Bette Midler...a lot of chicks, so many in fact that there isn't a male actor with a speaking part at all. That's what was so awesome about the original 1939 film. The plot, however, is your run-of-the-mill estrogen-influenced drama about a woman's (Ryan) friends coercing her into confronting her husband's mistress (Mendes). Hilarity ensues.

If you want to watch a Cohen Brothers' comedy with zany characters, then check out...Burn After Reading. Not only do you get the double pleasure of seeing Brad Pitt and George Clooney step out of their debonair celebrity personas, but you also get a kooky tale about gym employees who discover a CIA agent's memoirs and then hold it for ransom. With Frances McDormand, John Malcovich, and Tilda Swinton rounding out the cast, it's sure to be a hoot.

If you're looking for a crime thriller starring two acting heavy weights, then I'd suggest...Righteous Kill. Robert De Niro and Al Pacino team up on the big screen and in the plot to bring down a potential serial killer that they thought they already caught years ago. Also starring are Carla Gugino (Sin City), 50 Cent, John Leguizamo, and Donnie Wahlberg.

If you want to see another Tyler Perry film, then you might be interested in...The Family that Preys. I'm not quite sure if this is a comedy or a dramedy, because the trailer makes it seem like there are evil people messing with this family and that's not normally funny. Alfre Woodard ("Desperate Housewives"), Kathy Bates, Sanaa Lathan (Something New), Rockmond Dunbar ("Prison Break"), Cole Hauser ("K-Ville" and Paparazzi), Robin Givens, and Tyler Perry star in this story about two families who must learn to work together.

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