Stories for October 8, 2005
Hollywood loves to bet on sure things, like proven formulas and stars with a successful track record. With that in mind, Two for the Money (opening October 7 throughout San Diego) probably looked like an odds on favorite with its tale of high stakes gambling that pairs veteran player Al Pacino with the hunky young Matthew McConnaughey.
Jamie Bell, the young actor who charmed audiences with his lead performance in Billy Elliott, grows up significantly in Thomas Vinterbergs Dear Wendy (opening October 7 at Landmarks Hillcrest Cinemas).
Wallace and Gromit employ their latest inventions to rid her estate of rabbits. But then Wallace has an idea. What if they brainwashed the bunnies into not wanting to eat vegetables? Then the creatures could be freed and wouldnt pose a threat to the local gardeners. Right about now you should envision Gromit shaking his head, knowing full well that something will undoubtedly go wrong.
Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette play sisters in the new film In Her Shoes (opening October 7 throughout San Diego). Curtis Hanson, the director of L.A. Confidential, leaves his hardboiled edge behind for whats being pitched as this years high concept, emotionally wrought chick flick.