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In Theaters: 'The Tourist,' 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,' 'The Fighter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2010 4:02 AM
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After last week's huge post-holiday box office drop, Hollywood will attempt to steer the ship back on course with a couple of high-profile new releases this weekend. Two of the world's biggest movie stars, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, team up for the goofy international espionage thriller "The Tourist," which doesn't have too much competition for the adult dollar this weekend--at least at the multiplex. Fox reignites the 'Narnia' franchise without co-financing from Disney, after the disappointment of "Prince Caspian" with "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader." The 3D inflation should help the film do decent numbers, but the quality of these films has turned many potential fans off of the series. On the limited front, New York, Los Angeles, and Boston get the David O. Russell/Mark Wahlberg/Christian Bale contender "The Fighter." Ben Affleck stars in the John Wells-directed recession-drama "The Company Men" which gets an Oscar-qualifying run in NY/LA before rolling out wide next month. Also out, Julie Taymor returns to Shakespeare with "The Tempest," which boasts a great cast and not much else; Steven Soderbergh's portrait of Spalding Gray, "And Everything Is Going Fine"; and Ry Russo-Young's drama "You Won't Miss Me."

Review: 'You Won't Miss Me' Lacks Insight & Interest

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • December 7, 2010 11:08 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Despite over-saturation, a refusal/inability to use the film medium to its full potential, and the generally low-aiming nature of the mumbly micro-indie, it seems the genre is here to stay.

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