Friday, February 17, 2006

Movies opening this week

Freedomland (Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore, Ron Eldard, dir. Joe Roth)
My review in Las Vegas Weekly
This was originally scheduled for an Oscar bait run in December and then moved to February. Also, it was directed by the guy who made Revenge of the Nerds II. That tells you pretty much all you need to know. I do wonder, though, what happened to Julianne Moore. She's done some pretty weak mainstream crap in the last couple of years, including The Forgotten (in which she played the same part as she does here) and the really awful Laws of Attraction. I think a rehabilitation courtesy of the Coen brothers is in order. Wide release

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