Box Office Battlefield: Amelia, Astro Boy, Cirque Du Freak: The Vampires Assistant, and Saw VI

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Woo! Movies! Woo! Horror! Woo! October! Got a lot of new films this weekend that will spark your little Halloween freak in you. Well, possibly anyways. But there are some movies that you may find to your liking this weekend of October 23, 2009:

Saw VI (Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Mark Rolston) Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw’s legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw’s grand scheme is finally understood. Yes it’s back, just like every Halloween season for the past five other years. This time redemption is in order as those who have followed the series may have found Saw V very disappointing. But wait, they promise tons of closure and story like you have never seen before unlike the other films in the series. Will they redeem themselves this year? I hope so. I’m going to see it, but you may not want to? You’ve seen the last five, you might as well see the next one. It’s like a bag of chips, you just cant eat one…? Maybe? Rent It

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (Chris Massoglia, John C. Reilly, Salma Hayek) A traveling freak show’s most mysterious attraction recruits teenager Darren Shan as his assistant, though the young man soon finds himself used as a pawn in a battle between vampires and their deadlier counterparts. Meh, this one looks pretty dumb. It may entice the little vamp freaks out there, but it will be dumb. Looks whimsical and different, but it won’t be interesting. I doubt you will care about the characters or John C. Reilly. Skip It

Amelia (Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor) A look at the life of Amelia Earhart (Swank), the American pilot who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 on her history-making flight around the world. A take on the famous pilot, but will that be enough to drag people to the theaters? There has never been a film based on the famous pilot other than a made for TV movie, but I don’t think too many people will have interest in this. Although it may look shot well and the actors are good, myself does not see people running to the theaters to see this.  Rent it

Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell) Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy (voiced by Highmore) is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist (voiced by Cage) in the image of the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving man’s expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who had rejected him. This looks like it could be fun for the little ones this weekend. A lot more light hearted than ‘Wild Things’ and what kids don’t like animated movies? Right? This could bring out others as well as this little robot has been around for awhile in comics and such. Rent It

Ong Bak 2 – Limited Showings (Tony Jaa) Equipped with a unique set of skills, an orphan who has been raised by a band of thieves sets out to exact his revenge on the warlord who murdered his family. Ong Bak 1 was pretty intense and the trailer to this film does not let you down on that. But might not be one to go out of your way to see it. – Rent It

Antichrist Limited showings (Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg) A grieving couple retreats to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse. This movie has a lot of murmurs and talk in the underdwellings of the film world. Scandalous and apparently disturbing, this film will stay with you. See what the hype is all about if you can stomach it. See it

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