Let's Go To Prison
(D: Bob Odenkirk, 84 min)
The poster for Let's Go To Prison features the title imprinted on a bubbly bar of soap ready to be picked up off the shower floor, exposing you-know-what.
Expect a lot of jokes inspired by heterosexual male anal rape paranoia. Bob Odenkirk, one-half of the brilliant Mr. Show team, directs Arrested Development's Will Arnett in a comedy about a criminal's unsuccessful attempt to wreak vengeance on the judge who put him away.
(D: Darren Aronofsky, 96 min)
Darren Aronofsky's first film after his 2000 cult hit Requiem For A Dream is already one of the year's most divisive pics - and it hasn't even opened. It garnered some boos at the Venice Film Fest, and an equal number of cheers and dismissive laughs at TIFF.
Whatever the outcome, you gotta give Aronofsky credit for ambition. The pic spans 1,000 years, includes three story lines and deals with massive themes like love, disease and spirituality. Hugh Jackman, this year's Jude Law, stars with Mrs. Aronofsky herself, Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz.
(D: Tony Scott, 128 min)
The last time actor Denzel Washington teamed up with director Tony Scott, they produced the way-over-the-top Man On Fire. Let's see if there's a cinematic Déjà Vu in this time-travelling sci-fi thriller co-starring three very different kinds of scenery-chewers: Val Kilmer, James Caviezel (The Passion Of The Christ) and Adam Goldberg (Friends).
Deck The Halls
(D: John Whitesell, 95 min)
It wouldn't be U.S. Thanksgiving without a pre-Xmas comedy to get those gift-buying juices a-flowin'.
Deck The Halls stars Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick as New England neighbours who battle it out over Xmas decorations. Adds new meaning to the term Boxing Day. Sex And The City's Kristin Davis, sadly, plays yet another young wife and mother.
Let's Go To Prison opens November 17. No press screening - see review November 20 at www.nowtoronto. com/film. The Fountain, Déjà Vu and Deck The Halls open November 22. See reviews in next week's issue of NOW.