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Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Posted By on Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 7:19 AM

How many of the good movies will make it to LR this year? 

It seems like it's getting better when it comes to what movies we get to see when but still it sucks to have to wait. 


You have asked the million dollar question.  My guess is that many of the films will, by virtue of their director, star power and studio backing, make it into wide distribution before the end of the year.  But I said that about "Little Children" and it never made it to Little Rock, despite Oscar nominees Todd Field and Kate Winslet being involved. 

Realistically, you can bet that LR theatres, run by their silly mangers in Dallas, Minnesota, Freedonia or wherever the hell they are, will make some dumb ass decisions in terms of what they bring here and when.  Speaking of that, if you want to get fired up about something, why we haven't yet seen "Away from Her" the dynamite Sarah Polley-directed film with Julie Christie as the star, and likely Oscar nominee? 

But I cannot bash all theatre owners.  Matt Smith of Little Rock's Market Street Cinema fights to get great films, and he succeeds.  He's already picked up "The Namesake," which by all accounts is a gem in the early 2007 film season.  Expect 2007's best indy films to screen at his theatre in west Little Rock.



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