It's the special holiday version of the movie releases. That's right, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and that means you guys get your movies early this week in Hollywood's effort to capitalize on your familial discomfort. (Yes, Hollywood knows your Uncle Carl makes you uncomfortable and the only way to tolerate him is to sit in a darkened theater to pass the time.)
Australia - (49% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) Pick of the Week
Baz Luhrman directs the sweeping epic set in northern Australia before World War II, where an English aristocrat (Nicole Kidman) who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man (steamy Hugh Jackman) in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand. Critical consensus it that Kidman sucks, Jackman's awesome, as is Luhrman's direction. We missed our screening, but despite the critical response, we are still stoked to see it.
Four Christmases - (22% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes)
Vince Vaugh and Reese Witherspoon struggle to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas Day. Critical response tells us it's a paint by numbers scripts with a couple of laughable moments, but an overall bad time at the theater. Though I'm sure couples who hate each other's familes can have an awkward Thanksgiving day outing seeing this one, asking each other, "I'm not like that am I?"
Transporter 3 - (32% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes)
Check out our review of it HERE.