With only ONE movie being released in wide release this weekend, it looks like it might be a slow day at the ol’ Cineplex.
Oh wait, nevermind — everyone can just go and see the movies that opened over Thanksgiving weekend but missed because they were deep in a turkey coma.
Whew! Anyway, if you do want to see what the lone flick opening this weekend is, read on!
After a lifetime of training in martial arts and swordsmanship, Yang has eliminated all but one of his clan’s enemies-an infant whose smile instantly melts his heart. Unwilling to kill her and unable protect her from his own deadly tribe, Yang takes the baby girl and flees, planning to seek refuge with an old friend living in Lode, a frontier town in the American West. He arrives to find that his friend has died and the once-thriving Gold Rush town is in shambles, inhabited only by a few dozen eccentrics including Lynne, a beautiful, spirited knife thrower-in-training, and Ron, a worn-out drunk. In order to make a safe home for the child far from the reach of his murderous clansman, Yang decides to stay on as the town’s new laundryman, sealing his sword for good.
It’s been getting pretty good reviews, but who knows if it will oust the reigning champs like Harry Potter and Tangled. Doubtful.
Other flicks hitting the screens in limited release are the hotly anticipated Natalie Portman ballet thriller, Black Swan. Garnering serious Oscar buzz already, the film is about Nina, a featured dancer in the New York City Ballet who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new rival at the company, played by hottie Mila Kunis. Could be weird. But sometime weird is awesome.
Also opening are All Good Things, Dead Awake, I Love You Phillip Morris (starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor!) and Meskada and Night Catches Us.