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Diagnosis: Film–Weekend of Oct. 29

Fairly decent week for films, although the only one with significant release is one I’m least interested in seeing. Seriously, I hope the trailers for Saw 3D are correct when they say that this is the final chapter. Time for some new torture horror, people! I REALLY need to try and find a way to see the documentary on The Magnetic Fields.

Am I the only one who could use a week of no film releases to catch up on the plethora of films I need to catch up on? Anyone? Yeah? No?

Saw 3D

Directed By: Kevin Greutert
Written By: Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan
Starring: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell
Release Date: Oct 29, 2010 (2,700 screens)
Synopsis: As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw’s brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.

Thoughts: Lost interest in the series after Saw 2.

Diagnosis: Ugh. What I just said. PASS.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

Director: Daniel Alfredson
Written By: Jonas Frykberg
Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre
Release Date: Oct 27, 2010 (130 screens)
Synopsis: Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence. Meanwhile, Lisbeth is plotting her own revenge against the people who put her in this situation.

Thoughts: I really enjoyed the first film in the series and want to see the remaining two parts, even though I’ve been hearing they aren’t nearly as good as the first.

Diagnosis: Must See.

Inspector Bellamy

Director: Claude Chabrol
Written By: Odile Barski, Claude Chabrol
Starring: GĂ©rard Depardieu, Clovis Cornillac, Jacques Gamblin
Release Date: October 29, 2010 (1 screen)
Synopsis: A well known Parisian inspector becomes involved in an investigation while on holiday.

Thoughts: I like mysteries. I am on a foreign film kick. The trailer grabbed me.

Diagnosis: Curious.


Director: Gareth Edwards
Written By: Gareth Edwards
Starring: Whitney Able, Scoot McNairy
Release Date: October 29, 2010 (2 screens)
Synopsis: Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border.

Thoughts: I REALLY want to see this movie.

Diagnosis: Yep. This.

Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields

Director: Kerthy Fix, Gail O’Hara
Release Date: October 27, 2010 (1 screen)
Synopsis: Songwriter Stephin Merritt is known as “the Cole Porter of his generation” for his memorable melodies, lovelorn lyrics and wry musical stylings. Shot over a period of 10 years, “Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields” explores his friendship with his longtime bandmate and manager Claudia Gonson. Through his recording and songwriting process, the film traces a 20-year career that has yielded one of the most engaging bodies of work in the contemporary American songbook.

Thoughts: My favorite musician a documentary.

Diagnosis: Must see. You have no idea.

Waste Land

Director: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley
Release Date: October 29, 2010 (1 screen)
Synopsis: What happens in the world’s largest trash city will transform you.

Thoughts: Kind of interested in seeing this. The trailer grabbed me, for the most part.

Diagnosis: Curious to see.

Welcome to the Rileys

Director: Jake Scott
Written By: Ken Hixon
Starring: James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart, Melissa Leo
Release Date: October 29, 2010
Synopsis: On a business trip to New Orleans, a damaged man seeks salvation by caring for a wayward young woman.

Thoughts: The trailer gives me the impression this movie is trying too hard. That said, I would probably see it if it were on Netflix Instant.

Diagnosis: Will Netflix it.

Wild Target

Director: Jonathan Lynn
Written By: Lucinda Coxon
Starring: Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, Rupert Everett
Release Date: October 29, 2010 (4 screens)
Synopsis: A hitman tries to retire but a beautiful thief may change his plans.

Thoughts: Sometimes a cast list is all that’s required to grab my interest and make me want to see a film. They had me at Bill Nighy.

Diagnosis: Want to see.