Theatrical releases — 13 October 2011 » Written by

The Thing
(wide) Formerly known as Untitled The Thing Prequel, this is one of those horror films that the studio obviously cared little about and were thus willing to take a chance on an untested director and a cast of vaguely familiar faces.  One of the surprisingly few major horror releases this month.

(Ritz Five) Sam Shepard plays a Butch Cassidy who didn’t die alongside his famous partner and instead resides in an isolated Bolivian village until the day that he decides to return home…

(wide) Nicolas Cage is held for ransom by Joel Schumacher.

(Ritz at the Bourse, Cinema 16:9) Light British indie based on a memoir by a homosexual food expert.  That pretty much sums it up.

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
(Ritz at the Bourse) Recently discovered footage of activists from the past alongside interviews with activists from the present.

(wide) The poster reads:  “There comes a time to cut loose.  Footloose.”  I’m reminded of an old joke:  “Life is short.  Martin Short.”

The Big Year
(wide) There doesn’t seem to be any buzz surrounding this bird watching comedy starring Jack Black, Owen Wilson, and Steve Martin.  I don’t even know what it’s about beyond that.  See you there!


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