Here we go again. (I know I have not been here for a couple of weeks… Writing my little buns off!)

This week we have another installation of the Saw Franchise. I think they’re up to # 27 (actually this is Saw VI)I mean how many times does Tobin Bell’s character get to come back? What is he Jason, Freddy, and Michael Meyers rolled into one?

Hillary Swank is famed Aviatrix Amelia Earhart in the biopic about one of the most famous disappearances in history.

Also Chris Rock has a new comedy out, and next Wednesday the Michael Jackson love fest resumes with “This is it” I sure as hell hope it is!

Have great week, and don’t forget the popcorn! (You don’t think the theaters make money on the movies didja?)

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NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK

Saw VI
Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw’s legacy. The studio declined to screen this film in advance for critics.

Good Hair

In untangling the issues of identity, sex, culture and commerce surrounding the styling of black hair, Chris Rock has made his funniest film ever.

Amelia

Director Mira Nair motors through a neatly packaged but mostly disappointing depiction of famed pilot Amelia Earharts lofty but ultimately doomed career.

Astro Boy

This big-screen animated adaptation of the wildly popular Japanese manga and television series from the 1960s tells a complex tale of a robot boy.

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

Teens deal with issues of eternal life and eternal damnation when a freak show comes to town looking for recruits for a vampire war.

Trucker

Michelle Monaghan delivers a riveting performance as a struggling single mom and trucker who is forced to reconnect with the 11-year-old son she hasnt seen since he was a baby.

The Damned United

A finely crafted retelling of the feud between English football managers Brian Clough (Michael Sheen) and Don Revie (Colm Meaney) set against the backdrop of early-’70s England.

More movie reviews

OPENING WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28 From Guidelive.com

This Is It: The late Michael Jackson rehearses before his planned tour.

OPENING FRIDAY, OCT. 30 From Guidelive.com

An Education: A student (Carey Mulligan) in swingin ’60s London falls for an older man (Peter Sarsgaard). Novelist Nick Hornby co-wrote the screenplay, based on Lynn Barbers memoir.

The Canyon: A mysterious guide turns a couples honeymoon in the Grand Canyon into a fight for survival.

Tony Manero: A serial killer is obsessed with Saturday Night Fever.

Somers Town: A black-and-white study of a social environment in London, concentrating on a pair of unlikely new friends and the girl they both fancy.

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