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Limited Releases: Showers and Rising Waters

January 13th, 2006

This is the worst time to release a limited release. January has the reputation for being a dumping ground, several Oscar hopefuls are in the process of expanding, and you have to wait almost a full year for award-season to start. However, this weekend there are four limited releases to go along with the four wide releases.

April's Shower - Reviews
The movie was originally made in 2003 and has been delayed many, many times. Now that it is finally coming out, it seems unlikely to make much of an impact due to poor reviews and a sitcom feel. While wide releases with a sitcom feel can do well, usually people who go to art-house theatres are looking for something a little more substantial. April's Shower opens tonight in five theatres including the Quad Cinema in New York City and Laemmles Sunset 5 in Los Angeles.

Film Geek - Reviews
Scotty Pelk is the titular Film Geek. He works at a video store and enjoys using his encyclopedic knowledge of movie to belittle the customers. But his life changes dramatically when he is fired from his job and turns to Niko for solace. Quirky is probably the best word to describe this film, and it should be an enjoyable experience for all fellow film geeks. Film Geek opened tonight at the Cinema 21 in Portland, Oregon for a one week run, which is where the director is from, and where the movie was filmed.

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye - Reviews
Henri Cartier-Bresson was a groundbreaking photojournalist and a discussion of his work should be a fascinating topic for a documentary. Unfortunately, there are enough flaws in this film that those who want to learn more about the man's work would be better off just checking out a book of his photos. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye opens tonight in Boston and New York City, including the Quad Cinema.

When the Sea Rises - Reviews
Easily the best-reviewed movie of the week, this French Romantic Comedy was written, directed, and stars Yolande Moreau as a Stand-Up Comedian who hooks up with a fan while on the road. When the Sea Rises opens in two theatres in New York City, Lincoln Plaza and Cinema Village.


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