March 14, 2008

Women at the Box Office This Weekend

There are no new women-centric releases this weekend.

Women & Hollywood recommends that you check out Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day which is playing in most communities. Girls Rock! is also rolling out on a limited basis and is fantastic. Here are reviews: Miss Pettigrew Review; Girls Rock Review

Holdovers Remaining in Theatres
The Other Boleyn Girl
4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days
The Orphanage
Mad Money
La Vie en Rose

Opening Next Week
Under the Same Moon - interview with director Patricia Riggen to come next week

TV This Weekend
If you don't want to go to the theatre there are a couple of things on TV worth watching.

The Return of Jezebel James
Feminist Amy Sherman-Palladino's return to scripted TV. Show stars Parker Posey and Lauren Ambrose
Friday night, Fox, 8pm.
This commentary from the Huffington Post lays out why we should take a chance on the show and not listen to the reviewers. (I might add that in general I have stopped reading reviews before I watch something, especially on shows related to women. They just don't help and are usually get off on trashing a show) Will Jezebel James Follow in the Footsteps of the Gilmore Girls?

On Deadly Ground: The Women of Iraq
A behind the scenes look at how deadly it has become for women. Another unacceptable tragedy of the US occupation. Weren't we supposed to help women get rights?
CNN, Saturday and Sunday night at 8pm.

John Adams
While this is not about a woman, Laura Linney co-stars as Abigail Adams and gives another one of her fantastic performances. I've seen the first two parts and this is one of the most well done TV films I've seen in a long time. HBO does these types of TV events better than anyone else. It's riveting and Paul Giamatti is beyond good. Don't miss it.
Premieres Sunday night at 9pm on HBO.