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A Day Late and a Dollar Short

February 28th, 2004

With one release taking up the lion's share of the media's attention, the few limited released will probably slip through the cracks.

Alila - Reviews
Based on the novel Returning lost loves by Yehoshua Knaz, Alila tells the story of the entangled lives of over a dozen residence in a rundown Tel Aviv apartment building. It opened in New York at the Cinema Village yesterday but will play in a couple of film festivals in the near future.

Goodbye Lenin - Reviews
This film won a huge number of awards in it's native Germany and was one of the biggest hits last year. And while it failed to win a Golden Globe, and was ignored by the Oscars, it should earn some mainstream success here. It was also the only new limited release with enough reviews on Rotten Tomatoes to qualify for a rating on the Tomatometer.

Greendale - Reviews
This is one of the boldest new movies to come out in a long time. The film tells the story of a family living in a small town. What makes it so unusual is all the dialogue comes from Neil Young's concept album of the same name. The actual songs are used and the actors are just lip-synching them. You can find out more about the movie on his official site.

What Boys Like - Reviews
A lame attempt at a sexy, romantic comedy is being trashed by critics, all four that bothered to review it. A mostly unknown cast with a few TV personalities in the mix.

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