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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Way to step up Little Rock

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2006 at 2:51 PM

What are the folks that run "The Rave," "Breckenridge" and "Riverdale 10" thinking?  Respectfully, this is pitiful.  This weekend, nothing opens.  NOTHING!  That means 2006 will end without Little Rock (an area with a metropolitan population of almost 1 million) showing "Little Children," "Letters from Iwo Jima," "The Last King of Scotland," "Volver," "Pan's Labyrinth," "The Lives of Others," "Army of Darkness," "Notes on a Scandal," "The Painted Veil," "Deliver Us from Evil," "Iraq in Fragments," "The War Tapes," "Children of Men," "Inland Empire," "Three Times," "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu" "Venus," and many more of the year's critically acclaimed films.

Matt Smith at Market Street Cinema should be applauded.  He brought some of the year's best to the big screen and will eventually bring many of these listed above.  But his theatre is small and doesn't generate the attendance numbers the biggers cinema houses (like those listed above) generate.  They could get many of these movies if they tried hard enough.  They don't.

But hey, I'm thrilled that "Black Christmas," "Eragon," "The Nativity Story,"and "Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause" are being held over.  These are just a few of the worst movies of the year that have hung around Little Rock theatres. 

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