- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Tim Burton's long anticipated
bastardization of the Gene Wilder masterpiecerevisitation of Roald Dahl's classic, starring Johnny Depp as a truly disturbing genetic hybrid of Anna Wintour and Michael Jacksonthe legendary Willy Wonka.
- The Wedding Crashers: Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson drown themselves in booze, rub against babes,
work out their latent homosexuality, and learn a few valuable lessons in New Line's last best shot at a summer hit.
- The Warrior:
A quiet Miramax backstock drop on a weekend cluttered with high profile releases, and as such can be thought of as little more than a tax write-off. A "minimalist but strikingly beautiful tale of renounced violence told with uncommon precision and depth"
- Happy Endings: Don Roos' third film hit the festival circuit to resounding yawns. I'd say something snarky here and then cross it out, but it would be territory already covered.