What's Playing 10/27/06

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Well, it’s the last weekend of October and we are only three short weeks away from the beginning of the holiday season. Not only does that signify busy times in our lives, but also busy weekends at the movies. So it seems only appropriate then that we have the calm before the storm with a somewhat slow opening weekend, but still plenty of reasons to check out a flick.

Wide Release

Saw III – Starring Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, and Bahar Soomekh, the third part of the trilogy promises to be just as frightening and disturbing as the first two. Jigsaw has disappeared but his apprentice, Amanda, is working diligently to fill his shoes torturing others should her teacher not always be around.

Catch A Fire – Starring Tim Robbins and Derek Luke. Terrorism has risen to new heights in Apartheid-era South Africa, but a policeman and a young man look to make some changes as they carry out their attacks against the controlling regime. Murtz Jaffer got to see a sneak peek, stay tuned tomorrow morning to see what he thinks of th efilm.

Running With Scissors – Starring Annette Bening, Alec Baldwin, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Joseph Cross, and many more. A young man has one of the most dysfunctional families in history as his alcoholic father and totally unstable mother hand him off to his therapist. The boy soon realizes that his therapist’s family is more messed up then his own.

Scissors opened in limited release on October 20, and is now expanding to more theatres, but still not nationwide.

Limited Release

Death Of A President – The controversial fictional documentary about the assassination of President George W. Bush and the investigation of it.

Tideland – Starring Jodele Ferland, Jeff Bridges, and Jennifer Tilly. Dealing with the loss of her mother from a heroin overdose, a young girl ventures from the big city to a farmhouse in the rural countryside with her father. As she tries to cope, her behavior becomes very odd and erratic speaking only with her bodiless Barbie doll heads and the weird neighbor woman Dell.