Another week of bad movies. Hollyweird has apparently decided that the American movie going public is stupid, or they just don’t give a rat’s butt. I can’t tell which.

Anyway, here is the list of movies opeing this week.

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NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK

Whiteout

A dead body leads Kate Beckinsale to an abandoned Russian outpost now occupied by a masked killer. Whiteout is one of those mysteries in which every character is a potential murderer.

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The animated sci-fi film is a perfect example of a thin idea stuffed and stuffed with filler until it loses much of its charm.

The September Issue

This documentary is an absorbing look at the intricate mix of art, theater and politics involved in putting together 2007’s massive fall kickoff issue of Vogue.

Big Fan

Patton Oswalt is a football fan who needs a life. He gets the wrong kind when his gridiron hero beats him into a coma. A rough-edged drama about what happens when safe rooting distance disappears.

The Horse Boy

This intriguing documentary follows an Austin-based couple struggling with their autistic son who take a horseback journey through Mongolia, meeting with the shamanic healers.

Broken Hill

Musically inclined high school kid in a small Australian Outback town gets caught in an act of vandalism and winds up behind bars, where he organizes his fellow inmates into an orchestra and choir.

I Can Do Bad All by Myself

Tyler Perry directs Mary J. Blige, Taraji P. Henson and Gladys Knight. The studio declined to screen this film in advance for critics.

Sorority Row

Sorority sisters try to cover up a murder. The studio declined to screen this film in advance for critics.

More movie reviews

OPENING FRIDAY, Sept. 18 From Guidelive.com

Jennifer’s Body: Megan Fox is possessed by an evil demon in this dark comedy set in high school.

Love Happens: Aaron Eckharts motivational speaker finds motivation in Jennifer Aniston.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs: This animated film in which food falls from the sky is based on the book of the same name.

The Informant!: A whistleblower (Matt Damon) fancies himself a secret agent after he agrees to wear a wire and carry a hidden tape recorder to expose a conspiracy within his company.

The Burning Plain: Oscar winners Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger star in this film with colliding stories directed by Guillermo Arriaga.

Bright Star: This period drama follows the romance between poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne. Jane Campion directs.

Lorna’s Silence: Lorna is caught up in an illegal marriage scheme that could have murderous results if she keeps quiet.

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