March 28, 2008

Women at the Box Office This Weekend

Opening This Weekend

Directed by Kimberly Peirce. It's not about women, but it's a great sophmore effort from Peirce. Check out my review: Stop-Loss

Hats Off
Documentary profile 93 year young actress Mimi Wedell. Directed by Jyll Johnstone (NY)

Remember when Demi Moore was starring in big budget flicks way back in the 90s. She's become another one of those mid-life women who have just disappeared from film. We see her in the tabloids but not in the movies. She makes her return as a female jewelry executive in 1960s London who continues to get passed over for promotions. When a janitor played by Michael Caine proposes a plan to get even she takes him up on it. Good suspense coupled with righteous sexist indignation makes an enjoyable film.

Remaining in Theatres
La Misma Luna - expanding to 390 theatres
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day -please check out Nicole Hollander's (author of the comic Sylvia) take: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Girls Rock!
The Other Boleyn Girl
Mad Money

Opening next weekend
My Blueberry Nights- starring Norah Jones (yes, the singer)
Nim's Island- starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin
Flight Of the Red Balloon- starring Juliette Binoche
Jellyfish- co-directed by Shira Geffen (NY)