Friday, July 24, 2009

What’s Out: Festival hits widen distribution

What’s Out is a new weekly feature that provides info and commentary about the latest films released in theaters.

The Hurt Locker, a big critical success (see our review here) that received a 10-minute standing O at the Venice Film Festival, and (500) Days of Summer, the breakout hit at Sundance last winter, expand into wider release today.
It amused me earlier this week to see news service picked up's story about (500) Day's release. The film/television news Web site wrote: "Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times greeted it with a rare four-star review." Hmm...somebody hasn't been reading Ebert this past decade.
Some unpromising options also premiering nationwide this weekend: G-Force (Jerry Bruckheimer’s first 3-D movie! With Will Arnett!), Orphan (What the hell is Peter Sarsgaard doing?) and The Ugly Truth (Katherine Heigl’s punishment for ever reproving Apatow & co.).

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