To-day , I spent two bucks on a National Edition copy of the paper New York Times* (In fact even buying yesterdays' still-on-stock as well for a reason that relates to another currently ongoing post here at CC - can you guess what it is?????) . To-day is Friday .

  Friday now being the general " movies open then " day , the Grey Lady's " more populist " of their two Arts sections reviewed I guess every " mainstream " movie that opened in Manhattan to-day , meaning , I guess , " at least a one-week run in a  ' mainstream ' commercial movie house " .

  There were 14 of them :

Bal (Honey)

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules

Drawing With Chalk

Illegal

I Travel Because I Have To , I Come Back Because I Love You

Korkoro

Mia And The Migoo

Miral

Mists

One Hundred Mornings

Peep World

Potiche (Trophy Wife)

Sucker Punch

White Irish Drinkers .

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Captain Comics said: "Not only are there a lot of movies generally, but this year seems to be having a lot genre movies in particular."

 

And coming next year, the return of Judge Dredd to movie screens. Maybe they'll do it right this time.

 

www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2063730,00.html

...In to-day's Grey Lady there are 16 films noted as having opened , 2 of them ( the new Tyler Perry one of them ) not having held critics' screenings and not reviewed to-day .

  White Irish Drinkers , mentioned above , opened in San Francisco to-day .

  The director of it is someone who , per earlier reviews I saw , " directed many TV-movies as well as one ( theatrical ) Steven Segal vehicle back in the day " . Later , another review specified that said director was the creator of...

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...OK , I did get cut off in the middle of that and then , didn't get arount to getting back later , so...

...( White Irish Drinkers: )

  the " The Ghost Whisperer " TV series and apparently spent his own , personal , money on making this feature .

  When movie critics note that the director of a feature film as being " a TV director "/having done much TV work - Or music videos - it is rarely a complimentary note upon those critcs' part !!!!!!!!

...19 movies are reviewed in the Times to-day !!!

  See what I mean ???

  Among them are Hobo With A Shotgun , Under The Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story , and The People Vs. George Lucas .

...I bought a Grey Lady to-day .

  There are SIXTEEN movies listed as opening in NYC . 14 are reviewed , two didn't have critics' screenings ( One an Indian/" Bollywood " movie IIRC . ) .

  None are particularly " big " Arguably , Ralph Finnes starrig in and directing Shakespere's TITUS ANDRONICUS is the " biggest " , and that's partly the " star-directs-'self " appeal as well as The Bard's prestige .

  I suppose the " kiddie " market biggies opened last week , and the more-mainstream adult-oriented Oscar contenders - Meryl Streep IS Snatcher Thatcher!!!!!!!!!!! - are holding back a week or two...

...At The Captain's home , I saw a header/teaser for a story saying that 570 movies had played in Memphis this year , and they were going to list all of them...Could my conc4ept have been a bit of an influence here ?

  Don't worry , it's alright , if it'll improve the Captain's status and his home paper's likewise:-)...

...When living in San Francisco a few years ago , at the annual Silent Movie Festival held there , ( I don't understand this " crossing out " thing and I don't have time to correct it . Pleeze Excyooze . ) I saw a mdade-in-the-00s new silent movie , on very much an " indie " level I suppose , shot with an old-style camera and with intentionally 20s-style " minimal " special effects !!!!!

  I forget its title right now , I believe the Festival keeps its archives up so.........

...Mel Brooks DID do " Silent Movie " in the Seventies , y'know .

  Oh , wait , it did have ONE word of dialogue...spoken by Marcel Marceu !!!!!!!!!!!

...I bought another Grey Lady to-day .

  To-day , in Fun City:

  BETTER THAN SOMETHING: JAY REATARD

  BEING FLYNN (based on a book I have read)

  BLACK BUTTERFLIES

  LAST DAYS HERE

  LET THE BULLETS FLY

  DR. SUESS'S THE LORAX

  ART IS...THE PERMANENT REVOLUTION

  BOY

  HEIST: WHO STOLE THE AMERICAN DREAM ?

  PAAN SINGH TOMAR

  PATRIOCRACY

  PROJECT X

  THE SALT OF LIFE

  THESNOWTOWN MURDERS

  WHERE ARE YOU TAKING ME ?

  THE WOODS (ooh , now THERE'S a juztaposition :-))

  LONDON PARIS NEW YORK

  TIM AND ERIC'S BILLION DOLLAR MOVIE

..." Being Flynn " is based upon the book

" ANOTHER B*LLSH*T NIGHT IN S*CK CITY " , by Nick Flynn .

  The lat two are listed as not having provided critic's screenings , so for reviews later , but apparently San Francisco fog is less dangerous than Grey , as the SF Chronicle reviewed Tim And Ernie's..." !

  A pretty " indie " - in whatever sense - week , obviously .

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