I missed writing in the blog yesterday, due to helping to cook Thanksgiving dinner. We had a nice turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. As is usual on holidays, I ate too much. Ah well, that is the nature of holidays! Happy Turkey Day!

Special Thanksgiving Edition
New releases this week
Click on the film’s title to read a full review.
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
Pick acts as both a mythic telling of the band’s origins and a grand adventure in this loose, loutish film.
Déjà Vu
A federal agent (Denzel Washington) investigates a ferry bombing in this vintage Tony Scott flick.
The Fountain
The lack of character development makes it hard to care about a man’s 1,000-year journey to save his wife.
Deck the Halls
The Christmas arms race between Matthew Broderick and Danny DeVito is a leaden slice of fruitcake.
Bobby (opens Thursday)
Engaging ensemble piece follows folks the day Bobby Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel.
Unknown (opens Friday)
This tale of five trapped amnesiacs comes together in the end, but doesn’t let the audience play along.
More movie reviews
Read about all the movies now playing in local theaters.
Opening Friday, Dec. 1
A paranoid veteran sees bugs everywhere he looks.
The Nativity Story
Keisha Castle-Hughes stars in this tale of Jesus’ birth.
Paper Dolls
Doc follows a group of transvestites working in Israel.
The Architect
An architect clashes with a person living in his building.
Cave of the Yellow Dog
A girl befriends a dog in this Mongolian film.
A backpacking trip takes a wrong turn in a Brazilian jungle.
Sleeping Dogs Lie
A relationship changes when a woman reveals her past.