NINETEEN new releases in New York this weekend. That is an absurd number. Seven of them come from the major studios. That's really bad news for Domino and Elizabethtown, neither of which did so well last week. But really -- what's the point? With that many new films, both big and small movies simply get lost. And none of these new films are major standouts.
Anyway, visit Gothamist for the Weekly Movie Guide. No need for me to repeat myself here. The two films I have already seen opening tomorrow are North Country and Protocols of Zion. The latter was excellent and should be seen by everyone everywhere; the former was disappointing and nowhere near as interesting, complex or gripping as it should have been.