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Oscars Limit Selection

March 3rd, 2006

Oscar weekend is probably the worst time of the year to release an art house film as the people most likely to go out of their way to see such a film will be checking out the Oscars instead, especially this year since most of the prestigious nominations went to smaller films.

Deep Sea 3-D - Reviews
The latest IMAX Edutainment movie hits the really, really big screen this weekend. Deep Sea 3-D is, as the name may suggest, an underwater exploration movie and while the visuals are stunning, it is not as in-depth as Howard Hall's previous such film, Into the Deep. Deep Sea 3-D opens tonight in more than 40 IMAX theatres nationwide.

Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas) - Reviews
Oscar Nominated for Best Foreign Language film, the reviews have not been up to the level I would have expected. That is not to say the movie is bad, but it is a little heavy-handed and maudlin. That said, if it can earn some word-of-mouth, and the Oscar, it should have a strong run in theatres. Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas) opens tonight in six theatres including the Angelika Film Center in New York City and a few theatres in the Laemmles chain in the Los Angeles area.

Our Brand is Crisis - Reviews
A political documentary about the elections in Bolivian where the unpopular president hires an American consulting firm to help win re-election. However, cultural differences frustrate these seasoned political pros. The best-reviewed limited release of the week, Our Brand is Crisis opened on Wednesday at the Film Forum in New York City and should be see by all political junkies.

Sorry, Haters - Reviews
A psychological thriller that is heavy on politics and revenge, it should spark conversation, but it is still not a full satisfying movie experience. Sorry, Haters opened on Wednesday at the IFC Center in New York City.

Women is the Future of Man - Reviews
A simple story of two friends, Hunjoon and Munho, who meet up after Hunjoon's extended stay in the United States and during their reunion they drink and reminisce, but mostly drink. When the subject turns to Sunhwa, a woman with whom both men had been with, they decide to see if they can find her. Women is the Future of Man opens tonight at the Cinema Village in New York City.


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