The abbreviated Weekend Forecast is rolling out a little early this week because all the new releases are hitting on Wednesday. That’s tomorrow for those of you keeping score at home.
Opening in wide release:
- Australia. Baz Luhrman’s epic adventure romance takes place on the eve of World War II as English aristocrat Nicole Kidman travels Down Under for some inherited land. There she joins up with rugged cattle driver Hugh Jackman (or “Huge Ackman” if you prefer…or even if you don’t) who helps her protect the ranch from greedy cattle barons. Here there be dingoes.
- Four Christmases. I love Vince Vaughn and I love Reese Witherspoon, but the more I see of this thing, the worse it looks. I don’t know. Someone try and talk me down.
- Transporter 3. Yeah, didn’t see 1 or 2.
Opening in limited release:
- Milk. Hey everybody, it’s the LiC Pick of the Week. Sean Penn is Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to major public office in the United States. Great performances by Penn, Josh Brolin as city supervisor Dan White, Emile Hirsch as gay activist Cleve Jones and James Franco as Milk’s lover Scott Smith. Got Oscars?
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Tags: Australia, Baz Luhrmann, Emile Hirsch, Four Christmases, Gus Van Sant, Hugh Jackman, James Franco, Josh Brolin, Milk, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Sean Penn, Transporter, Vince Vaughn