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Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

New in Town, Powder Blue

Posted Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at 11:40 AM

This week is a pretty dull week in releases. Two movies that are both pretty bad.

New In Town

Starting with the best of the worst, this flick is largely dismissible with a few laughs thrown in. New in Town tells the story of a girl with a mission to become CEO thrown out to a small town to turn around a factory to make money for the company. After hating the town and people, she soon starts to love them and when the big bad company decides to shut down the factory because it's losing money - she fights it for the people she has come to love. So, the flick is pretty much a love story in more ways than one as the lead (Renee Zellweger) falls in love with not only the townsfolk, but the hunk (Harry Connick, Jr.). And, that's the movie. Not too funny, not too emotional, not too well made, and not really worth watching. If you've got nothing else, you could do worse with Powder Blue.

Powder Blue

Didn't finish it. So, I can't give a complete review, but I didn't enjoy it as it was very boring and trying to make money off the 'Crash' phenomenon of a few years back. Let's just say that it failed. The official description says "On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide. Jessica Biel, Ray Liotta, Forest Whitaker and Eddie Redmayne lead a top-notch cast in this powerful thriller about an overwhelmed erotic dancer, a grieving husband who has lost his will to live, a terminally ill ex-con and a pathologically shy mortician. With Kris Kristofferson, Lisa Kudrow and Patrick Swayze in unforgettable supporting roles, this film movingly chronicles the imperfect lives of people teetering on the edge of despair and the miracles that bring them back." I wouldn't exactly call it a powerful thriller.

That's about it for this week. Next week, we've got a romantic comedy and a Leo Dicaprio Drama.

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Cody Dame is the CEO and owner of three local McCook Businesses, Game On, Spotlight Studios and Divine Productions. He also manages to work for the McCook Daily Gazette.