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Introducing Some Dynamite Limited releases

July 4th, 2007

July 4th means the launch of a few limited releases, including some that have a serious shot at mainstream success. Number one of this list is Rescue Dawn, but I wouldn't be too surprised if it wasn't the only film on this week's list that expands over the coming weeks.

Dynamite Warrior - Reviews
Thailand is quickly becoming the place for high-flying martial arts action and it is only a matter of time before one of these imports has real break-out success. This won't be that time. That's not to say it is a bad movie, but it has more cult appeal than mainstream. Most people will have to wait until the DVD release a few months down the road, but it should be worth it for aficionados of the genre. Dynamite Warrior opens this Friday in two theaters, the Cinema Village in New York City and the Laemmles Sunset 5 in Los Angeles.

Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman - Reviews
A nearly 6-hour long documentary, which is fortunately being shown in two parts. The director, Jennifer Fox, starts with her own life and asks a lot of questions about what women want. (I could make a joke about women needing 6 hours to answer that question and men needing 30 seconds, but I won't.) Reviews are mixed and with so few showings, it might have a difficult time at the box office. Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman opens tonight at the Film Forum in New York City.

Introducing the Dwights - Reviews
An Australian Dramedy about a man trying to deal with is dysfunctional family and his new girlfriend. It could be confused with a number of similar smaller films from Australian or the U.K.. It is worth checking out, but don't expect a groundbreaking experience. Introducing the Dwights opens tonight in four theaters, half in New York City and half in the Los Angeles area.

Joshua - Reviews
Sam Rockwell and Vera Farmiga star as a couple who just have just had their second child when they start to suspect their older boy is a little... off. I believe sociopath is the correct psychological term. Reviews are mixed with the thriller being called Hitchcockean at one end and unwatchable at the other. Odds are that for most people it will be at least worth checking out, but it will likely take until the home market for that to happen. Joshua opens on Friday in six theaters, half in New York City and the other half in the Los Angeles area.

The Method - Reviews
A look at the corporate world where several highly qualified candidates are up for one high-level position in a major corporation. These candidates quickly learn they are not taking part in your average group interview and it is more like a Reality TV show. The sets are limited and claustrophobic, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. That said, reviews are still mixed with a lot of critics complaining about missed opportunities. The Method opens on Friday in two theaters, one in New York City and the other in Florida.

Rescue Dawn - Reviews
The film opens in limited release tonight, but already has planned expansions for next week (and a couple weeks later). In the film, Christian Bale stars as Dieter Dengler, a German man who so wants to be a fighter pilot he emigrates to the United States and volunteers for the Vietnam War. Earning some of the best reviews, it could have what it takes to escape limited release, but that's not a sure thing. Rescue Dawn opens tonight in five theaters, three in New York City and the other two in the Los Angeles area.


Filed under: Rescue Dawn, Joshua, Introducing the Dwights, Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman, El Método, Khon fai bin