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Tiny List of Limited Releases

November 12th, 2010

There are not a lot of limited releases that we have solid theater counts for, plus a couple others where the distributors haven't sent in that information. Of the four, only one, Cool It, it opening in more than one theater. However, it is also earning weak reviews. The best film according to Rotten Tomatoes is Disco and Atmoic War, while Tiny Furniture has the best shot and finding an audience.

Cool It - Reviews
A documentary that some are saying is the antidote to An Inconvenient Truth. It's the anti-Inconvenient Truth in some ways, as it is earning weak reviews and will likely be just as weak at the box office. Additionally, it is opening in a few dozen theaters, many in non-traditional limited release markets, which could further hurt its chances of box office success.

Disc and Atmoic War - Reviews
A documentary about western culture of the 1970s, as seen through the iron curtain. At the time, western TV and movies were banned in the U.S.S.R., obviously, but Finnish TV signals could still be picked up if you lived close enough and had the right equipment, you could watch shows like Dallas. They watched Dallas in the Soviet Union, and they didn't nuke us? "That was just a dream? That's it, drop the big one." This film is earning the best reviews of any limited release on this week's list, so hopefully it will find an audience, but it will be an uphill battle. Disc and Atmoic War opens tonight at the Cinema Village in New York City before expanding to L.A. next week.

Helena From the Wedding - Reviews
Writer / Director Joseph Infantolino's feature debut, although he does have experience as a producer on films like Run, Fatboy, Run. So far the reviews are mixed, split right down the middle, which is a terrible sign for a limited release. There's not a lot of star power to compensate either. Helena From the Wedding opens tonight at the Quad Cinema in New York City.

Tiny Furniture - Reviews
Lena Dunham writes, directs, and stars in this film as a recent college grad trying to figure out what do to with her life. This film opens with a lot of advanced buzz, including a win at the SXSW Film Festival. However, it's reviews are not quite up to the level normally associated with success in limited release. It is extremely close and the buzz might be enough to compensate. Let's hope so, as it is the film with the best chance at financial success on this week's list. Tiny Furniture opens tonight at the IFC Center in New York City.


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Filed under: Limited Releases, Helena From the Wedding, Tiny Furniture, Disko ja tuumasoda, Cool It