New Movies HotOrNot (2006/11/17)

November 17, 2006

The Fountain

Casino Royale – HOT. Good reviews all around. New guy looks like he has less charm, but more edge.

Deja Vu – HOT. Ridley Scott’s brother and one of the writters from Shrek/Pirates of the Carribean bring Day Break to the big screen. Only a handful of reviews, but they’re good.
Stranger Than Fiction – HOT. The reviews have taken a turn up, and now this is definitely a comedy I want to see.
Happy Feet – HOT/NOT. March of the Penguins for kids, looks like good reviews all around but adults mind find it lacking.
Babel – HOT/NOT. New Cate Blanchett/Brad Pitt flick, trailer looks really good. Same guy who did September 11 and 21 Grams. Some reviewers are finding it too complicated.
For Your Consideration – HOT/NOT. New Christopher Guest satire. Reviewers are saying it is pretty formulaic and too similiar to the rest of his films.

The Fountain – HOT/NOT. Darren Aronofsky has not lived up to his debut with Pi and Requiem for a Dream. I still want to see it because it looks like one of those movies I’ll love even if everyone else hates it.

Let’s Go To Prison – HOT/NOT. Like most of Bob Odenkirk’s films, this looks so bad it might be good. I liked Run Ronnie Run because of the stupidy — I am sure I will feel the same about this one. I imagine there will be lots of gay jokes.

Deck The Halls – NOT. This has dumb Xmas flick written all over it. You know it is bad when there release it this soon before Christmas and NO ONE has seen a preview of it.

A Good Year – NOT. I hate Russel Crowe flicks. Apparantly other people hate this one too.
Keeping Mum – NOT. Another horrible Rowan Atkinson film. Who would have suspected? Stick to BBC series he is in — much better.
Harsh Times – NOT. Harsh Times at South Central High. Christian Bale and first time director who was the screenwriter for several ok flick like Training Day and Fast and the Furious. Might be okay if you really want action and are willing to cut-corners on good directing.
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! – NOT. Classic 1990 Pedro Almodovar flick with a gay Antonio Banderas.
The Return – NOT. Best described as “A halfway decent editor could easily chop this down to 30 minutes without losing any plot points, but it would still be a tedious slog.”
Manufactured Landscapes – NOT. “Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing.” — Good for photography buffs, bring coffee for your date.

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Stranger Than Fiction68%, Rating: 7.1/10, COC: 69%, Overall: 76%, 117 reviews (good: 89, bad: 28), #4 at box office, played for 1 weeks
Stranger Than Fiction Director: Marc Forster, Writer: Zach Helm
Starring: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Tony Hale, Queen Latifah, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Genres: Comedies, Death, Romance, Supernatural, Love AMC 24 Kanata : Daily: 5:20 8:10 Fri-Tue 4:20 7:10 9:50 Fri-Sun 1:25 2:25 Sat,Sun 11:40 Fri,Sat 10:50 (no passes)
Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas : Fri-Sun 1:10 4:00 7:10 9:50; Mon-Thu 4:55 8:05
Coliseum 12 : Daily: 4:05 6:40 9:20; Fri-Sun 1:15
Empire Orleans Town Centre 6 : Daily: 9:20 Fri-Tue 6:40 Fri-Sun 3:20 Wed,Thu 6:45 Sat,Sun 12:40
Empire World Exchange Centre 7 : Daily: 3:30 6:45 10:00 Sat,Sun 12:15
Silver City Gloucester : Daily: 1:05 4:00 7:25 10:10
South Keys : Daily: 10:20 1:10 4:10 7:05 10:05
Starcite Hull : Fri-Tue 1:35 4:20 7:15 10:10; Wed,Thu 3:30 10:00
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Happy Feet66%, Rating: 7/10, COC: 86%, Overall: 80%, 45 reviews (good: 36, bad: 9)
Happy Feet Director: George Miller
Starring: Robin Williams, Nicole Kidman, Elijah Wood, Hugh Jackman, Brittany Murphy, Hugo Weaving
Genres: Childrens, Animated, Dance, Musical, Family Film, Theatrical Release AMC 24 Kanata : Daily: 4:45 (no passes)
AMC 24 Kanata : Mon-Thu 4:15 5:45 7:00 7:45 8:30 9:45 10:15 Fri-Sun 1:00 2:00 2:30 3:45 5:15 6:45 7:30 8:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 Sat,Sun 11:15 11:45 (no passes)
Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas : Fri-Sun 1:25 4:00 7:00 9:35; Mon-Thu 5:00 8:00
Coliseum 12 : Daily: 3:30 4:30 6:45 7:30 9:30; Fri-Sun 12:45 1:45 (no passes)
Empire Orleans Town Centre 6 : Fri-Tue 6:45 Mon-Thu 9:15 Fri-Sun 3:45 9:45 Wed,Thu 6:50 Sat,Sun 1:00
Empire Rideau Centre : Daily: 4:00 6:30 Fri-Mon,Wed,Thu 9:00 Sat,Sun 1:30
Silver City Gloucester : Daily: 12:00 12:30 2:40 3:00 5:10 5:30 7:30 8:00 10:00 10:25 (no passes)
South Keys : Daily: 10:05 10:40 12:40 1:20 3:20 4:00 6:45 7:35 9:50 (no passes)
Starcite Hull : Daily: 1:20 4:05; Fri-Tue 6:45
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Babel65%, Rating: 6.9/10, COC: 60%, Overall: 71%, 140 reviews (good: 100, bad: 40), #6 at box office, played for 3 weeks
Babel Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Writer: Guillermo Arriaga Jordan
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Mahima Chaudhry, Shilpa Shetty, Koji Yakusho
Genres: Dramas, Drama, Race Relations, Terrorism, Social Issues, Tragedy AMC 24 Kanata : Daily: 4:05 7:15 10:25 Fri-Sun 12:55 (no passes)
ByTowne Cinema : Fri,Sat 8:55; Sat,Wed 4:00; Sun 1:00 5:55; Mon,Tue 6:00; Wed,Thu 8:50
Coliseum 12 : Daily: 3:50 7:00 10:20; Fri-Sun 12:35
Silver City Gloucester : Daily: 12:15 3:30 6:55 10:15
South Keys : Daily: 12:10 3:25 7:00 10:15
Starcite Hull : Daily: 12:55 4:00 7:05 10:20
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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!57%, Rating: 6.7/10, COC: unknown, Overall: 78%, 23 reviews (good: 18, bad: 5)
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Victoria Abril, Loles León, Francisco Rabal, Julieta Serrano, María Barranco
Genres: Foreign Films, Spanish, Drama, Drugs, Kidnapping And Missing Persons, Psychos, Racy, Disturbing, Showbiz, Theatrical Release ByTowne Cinema : Sat 1:45
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Keeping Mum50%, Rating: 6.1/10, COC: 64%, Overall: 58%, 72 reviews (good: 42, bad: 30), #46 at box office, played for 9 weeks
Keeping Mum Director: Niall Johnson
Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze
Genres: Comedies, British, Relationships, Affairs Empire World Exchange Centre 7 : Fri-Tue 3:35 6:50 9:50 Sat,Sun 12:20
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For Your Consideration45%, Rating: 6.1/10, COC: 61%, Overall: 55%, 49 reviews (good: 27, bad: 22)
For Your Consideration Director: Christopher Guest
Starring: Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey, Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean
Genres: Comedies, Comedy, Satire, Theatrical Release, Film About Film, Actors, Filmmakers, Filmmaking South Keys : Daily: 10:15 12:30 2:50 5:05 7:20 9:35
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Harsh Times32%, Rating: 5.4/10, COC: 38%, Overall: 42%, 76 reviews (good: 32, bad: 44), #13 at box office, played for 1 weeks
Harsh Times Director: David Ayer
Starring: Christian Bale, Freddy Rodriguez, Tammy Trull, Adriana Millan, Eva Longoria, Terry Crews
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramas, Crime/Conspiracy, Friends, Drama AMC 24 Kanata : Fri-Tue 4:25 7:10 9:55 Fri-Sun 1:40 (no passes)
Empire World Exchange Centre 7 : Fri-Tue 3:40 9:55
Silver City Gloucester : Fri-Tue 10:30; Fri-Sun,Tue 7:55
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The Fountain27%, Rating: 5.6/10, COC: 20%, Overall: 53%, 15 reviews (good: 8, bad: 7)
The Fountain Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Ethan Suplee, Cliff Curtis, Sean Gullette
Genres: Dramas, Fantasy, Death AMC 24 Kanata : Wed,Thu 5:00 7:30 10:00 (no passes)
Empire World Exchange Centre 7 : Wed,Thu 4:15 6:55 9:55
Silver City Gloucester : Wed,Thu 12:45 3:15 5:35 7:55 10:35
Starcite Hull : Wed,Thu 6:45 9:20
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Casino Royale23%, Rating: 4.8/10, COC: unknown, Overall: 30%, 23 reviews (good: 7, bad: 16)
Casino Royale Writer: Wolf Mankowitz, John Law, Michael Sayers, Billy Wilder, Val Guest, Joseph Heller, Ben Hecht, Terry Southern, Ian Fleming
Starring: Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, David Niven, Peter Sellers, Orson Welles, Ursula Andress
Genres: Comedies, Campy, Comedy, Spies, Spoof, All-Star, Mad Doctor, Theatrical Release, 1960s, Essential Cinema AMC 24 Kanata : Daily: 4:00 5:45 9:15 Mon-Thu 5:00 7:15 8:15 10:25 Fri-Sun 12:45 2:15 3:30 7:00 7:45 10:15 Sat,Sun 11:00 12:00 Fri,Sat 11:00 (no passes)
Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas : Fri-Sun 1:15 4:15 7:15 10:15; Mon-Thu 4:45 7:45 (no passes)
Coliseum 12 : Daily: 3:45 4:45 7:10 8:15 10:30; Fri-Sun 12:30 1:30 (no passes)
Empire Orleans Town Centre 6 : Daily: 6:30 Mon-Thu 9:30 Fri-Sun 3:15 9:40 Sat,Sun 12:00
Empire World Exchange Centre 7 : Daily: 3:15 6:30 9:45 Sat,Sun 12:00
Silver City Gloucester : Daily: 12:30 1:00 3:45 4:15 6:50 7:30 10:10 10:40 (no passes)
South Keys : Daily: 10:30 12:15 1:30 3:15 4:45 7:10 8:00 10:15 (no passes)
Starcite Hull : Daily: 12:20 1:00 4:10 6:50 7:20 10:30; Fri-Tue 3:30 10:00; Thu with babies 1:00
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A Good Year22%, Rating: 4.8/10, COC: 31%, Overall: 26%, 113 reviews (good: 29, bad: 84), #10 at box office, played for 1 weeks
A Good Year Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Albert Finney, Freddie Highmore, Archie Panjabi, Richard Coyle
Genres: Comedies, Dramas, Romance, Love Story AMC 24 Kanata : Daily: 4:40 7:25 10:20 Fri-Sun 1:55 Sat,Sun 11:05 (no passes)
Coliseum 12 : Daily: 3:55 6:50 9:40; Fri-Sun 1:10
Empire World Exchange Centre 7 : Daily: 3:25 9:40 Fri-Sun,Tue,Wed 6:40 Sat,Sun 12:10
Silver City Gloucester : Fri-Tue 1:15 4:15 7:40 10:35
South Keys : Daily: 10:05 1:00 6:50
Starcite Hull : Daily: 9:45; Fri-Tue,Thu 7:00; Fri-Tue 1:30 4:15
[new] [trailers]

The Return0%, Rating: 3.6/10, COC: 0%, Overall: 12%, 33 reviews (good: 4, bad: 29), #9 at box office, played for 1 weeks
The Return Director: Asif Kapadia, Writer: Adam Sussman
Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Peter O’Brien, Sam Shepard, Kate Beahan, Sam Shepard, Brent Smiga
Genres: Horror/Suspense, Drama, Ghosts, Horror, Thriller, Murder, Supernatural, Theatrical Release AMC 24 Kanata : Fri-Tue 5:10 7:35 9:45 Fri-Sun 2:55 Sat,Sun 12:35 (no passes)
AMC 24 Kanata : Fri-Tue 5:10 7:35 9:45
Empire World Exchange Centre 7 : Fri-Tue 6:55 Sat,Sun 12:25
Starcite Hull : Fri-Tue 6:55; Wed,Thu 9:25
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Dixie Chicks Shut Up and Sing – rating not found
poster missing Could not find movie reviews for Dixie Chicks Shut Up and Sing. Empire World Exchange Centre 7 : Daily: 3:45 7:00 9:30 Sat,Sun 12:30
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Manufactured Landscapes – rating not found
poster missing Could not find movie reviews for Manufactured Landscapes. ByTowne Cinema : Fri 5:00; Fri,Sat,Wed,Thu 6:55; Sun 3:55 8:50; Mon,Tue 8:55
[new] [trailers]

Let’s Go To Prison – rating not found
Could not find movie reviews for Let’s Go To Prison. AMC 24 Kanata : Daily: 5:05 7:35 9:55 Fri-Sun 12:30 2:45 (no passes)
Coliseum 12 : Daily: 4:50 7:15 9:35; Fri-Sun 12:25 2:35 (no passes)
Empire Rideau Centre : Daily: 4:10 9:10 Fri-Mon,Wed,Thu 6:45 Sat,Sun 2:00
Starcite Hull : Daily: 12:30 3:00 5:20 7:40 10:25
[new] [trailers]

Deja Vu – rating not found
Could not find movie reviews for Deja Vu. AMC 24 Kanata : Wed,Thu 4:10 5:35 7:10 8:35 10:10 (no passes)
Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas : Wed,Thu 4:50 7:40 (no passes)
Coliseum 12 : Wed,Thu 4:20 7:25 10:25 (no passes)
Empire Orleans Town Centre 6 : Wed,Thu 7:00 9:40
Empire World Exchange Centre 7 : Wed,Thu 3:35 6:50 9:50
Silver City Gloucester : Wed,Thu 12:05 2:55 7:00 9:55 (no passes)
South Keys : Wed,Thu 12:10 3:25 7:00 10:15 (no passes)
Starcite Hull : Wed,Thu 12:55 4:00 7:05 10:00
[new] [trailers]

Deck The Halls – rating not found
Could not find movie reviews for Deck The Halls. AMC 24 Kanata : Wed,Thu 4:25 5:25 7:05 8:05 9:30 10:30 (no passes)
Silver City Gloucester : Wed,Thu 12:35 3:00 5:20 7:40 10:05 (no passes)
Starcite Hull : Wed,Thu 1:35 4:20 7:15 9:40
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5 Responses to “New Movies HotOrNot (2006/11/17)”

  1. Aaron Says:

    I don’t consider myself a “movie buff”, or “critic”, or anything more than “literate” (barely), but I noticed your recommendation for Casino Royale (2006) is based on the reviews for Casino Royale (1967) starring Peter Sellers. If this is satire, bravo. If not, Casino Royale has a 96% on the Tomatometer and looks like a good film, from all accounts.

    I’m just sayin…

  2. jaybird Says:

    Aaron, you rule so hard for pointing that out. This is the problem with writing this piece late at night, I miss simple stuff like this.

    This is what threw me off, the 1960s Casino Royal spoof has this review: “3/5 Now Craig assumes the mantle, and you know, he does OK.” So when I did my double check, it looked like it was the 2006 version.

    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1003722-casino_royale/

    Friggin’ rotten tomatoes.

  3. jaybird Says:

    but it was really just very obscure satire.

    yeah, that’s the ticket.


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