WARNING: Don't Fall Behind

I hope everybody’s keeping their next few weekends free because an embarrassment of cinematic riches are headed our way. If you haven’t seen the Virgin, Gardener , Transporter , Penguins, Crashers, Corpse Bride or Emily Rose, forget it. Add them to your Netflix list because you have to stay focused on what’s ahead.
This Friday, it is all about SERENITY. Now I’m a new site and I shouldn't alienate readers, but if you choose INTO THE BLUE over SERENITY, I would rather you remove me from your bookmarks. If you need to see Jessica Alba in a bikini that bad, save yourself 90 minutes and $9 and click here. If you want to see what should be a hugely entertaining thrill ride from one of the best creative minds in the industry, once again the title of the film is SERENITY.

For those of you who have extra time and money and want to see something with more substance, this Friday is also opening day for CAPOTE and MIRRORMASK. Plus A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE goes into wider release.
If you put any of those off for the next weekend, you’re screwed because on Oct. 7 we get WALLACE & GROMIT IN THE CURSE OF THE WERE RABBIT. Also, Curtis Hanson’s IN HER SHOES opens. And if the phrase "limited release" applies to you, you can catch the Award winning GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK, directed and co-written by George Clooney.
By now, unless you’re Ebert or Roper, you’re probably hopelessly behind, so Oct. 14 is for playing catch-up. The major releases that week are DOMINO, THE FOG and the poorly received ELIZABETHTOWN. In limited release, Atom Egoyan’s WHERE THE TRUTH LIES drops in.
But the following week brings SHOPGIRL, STAY, KISS KISS BANG BANG and my personal favorite NORTH COUNTRY. DOOM also opens that weekend, but if you pick DOOM above the rest, this is not a website for you.

Oct. 28 brings sequels both large (THE LEGEND OF ZORRO) and small (SAW II). Also scheduled to open is Nicholas Cage’s THE WEATHER MAN, but that film’s been delayed all year so don’t hold me too it.

And if you think things get easier once you get out of October, the first weekend in November brings the excellent JARHEAD, which is followed by WALK THE LINE which is followed by HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE. And all of that is before the Christmas movie season even begins.
I send this memo as a warning to prepare. Miss just one weekend and you may fall hopelessly behind while a parade of great movies marches right past you.


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