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Weekend Preview: Weekend of Tears


Ahhhh, for the good old days when Keanu Reeves was stuck with Bill & Ted movies. This week in movies looks grim. We have the the undeniably marginal: Nothing like the Holidays, predictably horrible: When the Earth Stood Still (Yechhh), and the surprisingly worst of the lot: Delgo. I suggest a warm blanket, a good DVD and a bucket of hot buttered popcorn (or maybe...hot buttered rum, yum!). Remember though the wide release of Nixon/Frost is also out this week if you are so inclined. Well, now the films.

Nothing Like The Holidays: The best of a bad bunch, Nothing Like The Holidays stars Alfred Molina, John Leguizamo and Debra Messing. The film is centered around the Rodriguez family in crisis. When Anna, the mother, announces some shocking news it forces her children to rebuild old connections, find some common ground and come together to support each other. Sounds trite, yep, I thought so too. When even the movie's description seems boring and formulaic it's the death knell. Nothing Like The Holidays features one of the worst actors I've ever seen in a film... Messing. Anyone who wants to chip in to buy her a ticket back to TV, I'm in. READ MORE