This Weekend in Movies – December 12, 2008

This week we have the release of the remake of the 1950s science fiction classic The Day the Earth Stood Still, which I am planning on seeing in IMAX. Since I haven’t seen the original (though I want to), I am able to see the film with an unbiased mind. The same probably can’t be said about the critics, since the film currently only has a 24% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Also opening is Doubt, which just received a few Golden Globe nominations. That film currently has a 71% Fresh rating.

Another fresh nominee opening this week is The Reader, which currently has a 57% Fresh rating.

If you want a holiday film to watch, you can check out Nothing Like the Holidays, which is notable for having an all Hispanic cast. The film has a 51% Fresh rating.

Finally, opening in limited release is Grand Torino, which has a 78% Fresh rating making it the best reviewed film of the week.

And that’s this weekend in movies.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).