October 2007

This Week in Film

by Alan Rapp on October 29, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

A recently widowed science fiction writer (John Cusack) adopts a boy (Bobby Coleman) who believes he is from Mars.  RF fav Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Richard Schiff, Sophie Okonedo, and (of course) Joan Cusack also star.  Check out the official site.  We’ve seen it and we’ll have the review for you when the film opens in theaters everywhere on Friday.  Larger trailer available in the Full Diagnosis.

Martian Child
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This Week in Animated Film

by Alan Rapp on October 29, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

While staying with a florist (Renee Zellweger) Barry B. Benson (Jerry Seinfeld) decides to sue all of humankind after he learns that people eat honey.  Other actors lending their voices to the project include Matthew Broderick, Patrick Warburton, John Goodman, Chris Rock, Kathy Bates, Barry Levinson, Larry King, Sting, Larry Miller, and Oprah Winfrey.  Check out the official site.  The film buzzes into theaters everywhere on Friday.  Larger trailer, along with a pre-animated trailer, available in the Full Diagnosis.

Bee Movie
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Alternative pre-animated trailer

This Week in Independent Film

by Alan Rapp on October 29, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

The latest from director Sidney Lumet (The Verdict, Death Trap) follows two brothers (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke) who attempt to rob their parents’ jewelry store, with disasterous results.  Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei, Rosemary Harris, Aleksa Palladino, and Amy Ryan also star.  Check out the official site.  The film breaks into limited release in select cities on Friday.  Larger trailer available in the Full Diagnosis.

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
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This Week in Documentary Film

by Alan Rapp on October 29, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

Don Cheadle narrates this documentary from director Ted Braun which takes a hard look at the genocide in Darfur.  George Clooney, Hillary Rodham Clinton, John McCain, and others give their take on the situation as well.  The documentary opens exclusively in New York and Los Angeles on Friday.  Larger trailer available in the Full Diagnosis.

Darfur Now
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This Week in Film

by Alan Rapp on October 29, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

Based on the true story of Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) who became the biggest drug dealer in 70’s Harlem before being taken down by a cop (Russell Crowe).  The film, directed by Ridley Scott, also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Ted Levine, and Carla Gugino.  Check out the official site.  The film shoots its way into theaters everywhere on Friday.  Larger trailer available in the Full Diagnosis.

American Gangster
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