Sunday, October 01, 2006
From the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:
The reasons for doing a fall movie preview are obvious — people are interested in a season when, as Dustin Hoffman once put it, “all the good movies come out.” But your friendly neighborhood movie critic has reasons to tread carefully — a lot of the films mentioned below are still in post-production, which means that not only have we not seen them, but they haven’t even been completely realized yet. Any speculation about the merits of unseen films is just so much flibber-flabber based on artistic reputation and unreliable buzz. Schedules are likely to change. Look for movies in limited release to open in Little Rock anywhere from a week to two months after the scheduled date and understand some films might be delayed until next year (or never released here ). Titles could change. Movies we’ve not heard of could surface. We can’t predict the future (and if we could we wouldn’t be slaving away over a hot disc drive all day, trying to determine when Volver is likely to show up here ). But we have our ideas, our prejudices and our sources. And so, it’s once again into the fray.