A heap of movies are premiering this week – the most, in fact, to open in a single wide release since the pre-slump halcyon days of April 2004 – but no one expects a single one of them to top Harry Potter by the end of the long weekend. Newcomers such as Rent and In the Mix will fight it out with holdovers (Walk the Line) and expansions (Pride and Prejudice).
Columbia and Disney have brokered deals with the Starz! network to hype their films. It'll start this weekend, with a 45 second clip from next summer's Cars, and a package featuring interviews and new footage from Columbia's Rent.
Lisa Nesselson reviews Colour me Kubrick, a film starring John Malcovich as the real-life man who spent much of the 90s impersonating the Barry Lyndon director. "Venture's insider flourishes," Nesselson writes, "notably, an opening
scene that turns Droog-dom on its ear, plus score's intelligent
borrowings from 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange --
will be a constant source of smiles for cinephiles"