January 4, 2008

January 4, 2008

Movies This Weekend
Movies from December dominate this weekend with Juno still expanding to continue to build on its critical wins and great buzz.

Options for the weekend include:
PS I Love You
The Golden Compass
The Orphanage
August Rush
The Savages
Margot at the Wedding

Opening next week
The Business of Being Born in NY on January 9.

Fox has also pushed back the release of 27 Dresses to January 18 to take advantage of the holiday weekend and to give Juno some more breathing room. Smart. Problem is that Mad Money starring Katie Holmes, Queen Latifah and Diane Keaton opens that weekend. Will there be a big enough audience for two films targeted at women?
New Studio Bumps Into Hollywood Ploy (LA Times)

TV This Weekend
Sunday night has some premieres
The Wire- hand down the best dhow on TV. Each season the series takes on a failing institution. This final season is about the media. Here's a review
The Wire (Fresh Air- audio), 9pm HBO
L Word, 9pm SHO
Cashmere Mafia, 10pm ABC

Helen Hunt's directorial debut Then She Found Me Opens the Palm Spring International Film Festival
(The Desert Sun)