What Am I Watching This Weekend: The Doldrums Edition

by clarencecarter
February 10, 2006 6:53 AM
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Annapolis (PG-13, 108 min.) 11:15am |4:55pm |10:30pm
Big Momma's House 2 (PG-13, 99 min.) 11:10am |1:40pm |4:35pm |7:10pm |10:05pm |12:30am
Brokeback Mountain (R, 134 min.) 10:50am |1:50pm |4:50pm |7:50pm |10:50pm
Capote (R, 109 min.) 11:40am |2:20pm |5:00pm |7:40pm |10:30pm
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (PG, 125 min.) 1:50pm |7:25pm
Curious George (G, 82 min.) 11:30am |2:00pm |4:30pm |7:00pm |9:30pm |11:45pm
Final Destination 3 (R, 115 min.) 10:45am |1:00pm |3:15pm |5:30pm |8:00pm |10:20pm |12:30am
Firewall (PG-13, 100 min.) 11:45am |2:15pm |4:45pm |7:30pm |10:10pm |12:30am
Good Night, and Good Luck (PG, 100 min.) 12:00pm |2:20pm |5:05pm |7:25pm |10:00pm |12:20am
The Matador(2005) (R, 96 min.) 12:40pm |3:10pm |5:35pm |8:05pm |10:45pm
Match Point(R, 124 min.) 11:20am |2:30pm |5:20pm |8:20pm |11:20pm
Memoirs of a Geisha (PG-13, 144 min.) 12:20pm |3:30pm
Mrs. Henderson Presents(R, 103 min.) 11:15am |2:05pm |5:10pm |7:45pm |10:40pm
Munich (R, 164 min.) 6:40pm |10:15pm
Nanny McPhee (PG, 98 min.) 11:30am |2:00pm |4:35pm |7:05pm |9:40pm
The New World (PG-13, 150 min.) 3:40pm |9:45pm
The Pink Panther (2006) (PG, 92 min.) 12:15pm |2:45pm |5:00pm |7:15pm |10:00pm |12:20am
Something New (PG-13, 100 min.) 12:30pm |3:00pm |5:50pm |8:30pm |11:00pm
Syriana (R, 126 min.) 12:35pm |6:45pm
Underworld: Evolution (R, 106 min.) 11:05am |1:35pm |4:30pm |7:20pm |9:50pm |12:20am
Walk the Line (PG-13, 136 min.) 12:10pm |3:50pm |6:50pm |10:35pm
When a Stranger Calls (PG-13, 100 min.) 11:00am |1:10pm |3:30pm |5:40pm |8:10pm |10:25pm

Wow, aside from '05 Academy holdovers it is a real shitfest out there. The studios couldn't even muster up a half-dead romantic comedy for the weekend before Valentine's Day. Sheesh. If I do venture out, it'll be to see The New World again.

Oh, and a special "Fuck You" to Harrison Ford and all the assholes behind Firewall for ruining a perfectly good evening of televegetation with incessant commercials that invariably raised my blood pressure and caused much yelling at the screen. Guys, you can slap all the quotes from Moron Smith CBS Networks on the ads you like - but this thing is D.O.A.

Who's excited for Eight Below?


  • Kevin Davenport | February 15, 2006 9:59 AMReply

    I'll look forward to that, Robbie. I thought Penguins was extraordinary, while Enron was just okay. But I'd have to say I was somewhat surprised that a handful of amazing documentaries didn't make it to the final five for the Oscars. There's Grizzly Man by Werner Herzog, which won in the Director's Guild and Sundance last year, and this other docu that I mentioned in my last entry, "Favela Rising" that was shortlisted for the Oscars. It's about a Brazilian ex-drug dealer who starts a musical movement in his slum community to keep young people away from drugs. It's both gritty and inspiring. Maybe I liked it so much because it reminded me somewhat of "City of God" by Fernando Meirelles, which still blows me away.

    As far as the nominees are concerned, I'm almost sure that Penguins is bringing home the top prize, probably because it's the one that made the most money at the box office...

  • Clarence Worley | February 14, 2006 5:53 AMReply

    Though I didn't see it on the list of available options, I caught "Tritram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story" and found it to be a definite notch above the mid-winter doldrums and very amusing....

  • seanmcavoy | February 12, 2006 9:03 AMReply

    You really shouldn't cut Final Destination 3 short here. Characters scream things like "Fuck death!" and "I ain't never gonna die!" right before... yes, dying, in laughably absurd ways. Made my Saturday.

  • spooneroldham | February 12, 2006 7:26 AMReply

    Right on again, Clarence. Everyone always complains that they get depressed at this time of year because of the weather, lack of sunlight, blah, blah, blah, but I sink as a result of dregs like this. Now, I gotta run, there's a 3:15 showing of "The New World" at BAM, which, as you pointed out, is a trek worth (re)taking....even in this mess. Keep on....

  • robbiefreeling | February 10, 2006 11:14 AMReply

    Darwin's Nightmare was released theatrically last summer, during which we wrote a post on it, and we'll be writing on it more extensively in our upcoming issue of Reverse Shot. It's easily the best nominee; everything else is pathetic in the light of its uncovered horrors. Great filmmaking.

  • Kevin Davenport | February 10, 2006 10:53 AMReply

    I'm hoping to finally get to watch both Munich (especially since this is the only Oscar best picture nominee I have yet to watch -- although I think my vote will still be for Crash, though) and Match Point (I feel really bad for Scarlett Johannson, who got ignored for Lost in Translation and Girl with the Pearl Earring).

    On another note, I'm wondering if the other 2 nominees for best documentary will ever be theatrically released (Darwin's Nightmare, Street Fight). I've seen the other 3, and another one that was shortlisted called Favela Rising. Have you guys seen all the nominees for best docu?

  • robbiefreeling | February 10, 2006 7:51 AMReply

    Something New IS this year's Valentine's Day comedy...and frankly it doesn't look half bad. Aside from multiple viewings of New World and Munich, I would say that could be the one worth seeing....I don't know. Watch this spot.