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Some days are busier

On October 11, 2002, the following movies that I want to see will open:

  • Below, a submarine haunted house flick directed by David Twohy (Pitch Black) and written by Darren Aronofsky.
  • The Grey Zone, directed by Tim Blake Nelson and starring Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel, Mira Sorvino.
  • Knockaround Guys, a much-neglected gangster flick with Vin Disel, Seth Green, Dennis Hopper, and John Malkovich; the writer/directors also wrote Rounders.
  • Punch-Drunk Love, the new Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia) movie that happens to star, um, Adam Sandler.
  • The Rules of Attraction, based on a Bret Easton Ellis novel, which has good word of mouth.
  • Swept Away, which is directed by Guy Ritchie (Snatch) even if it does star his wife Madonna.
  • The Transporter, directed by the great Corey Yuen (Fong Sai Yuk and a million others) and written by Luc Besson.

That’s seven movies solidly worth seeing, ignoring the other seven opening that weekend. Do they wanna kill me?


  1. I feel compelled to point out that Fred Savage is /above/ the median age of the cast members of _The Rules of Attraction_.

    That’s just so hard for me to digest.

  2. On the plus side, October 18 is nearly empty except for Naqoyqatsi.

  3. anonymous anonymous

    How does a film that hasn’t been released yet develop good word-of-mouth?

  4. Pre-release screenings. Ain’t It Cool News has done a couple, to generally good reviews.

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