The low-down on this week's premieres
In his first film since 2001's Vanilla Sky, director-screenwriter-producer Cameron Crowe journeys into a small town in Kentucky known as Elizabethtown. Back home for his father's funeral, Drew Baylor (Orlando Bloom) begins to fall in love with cheery flight attendant Claire Colburn (Kirsten Dunst), who helps him through the tragic event. Hopefully, Crowe acknowledges the real Elizabethtown's most interesting attraction: a cannonball that was embedded in a building during the Civil War. Sounds like a party town to me.
Taking inspiration from model turned bounty hunter Domino Harvey, Keira Knightley (Love Actually) gets a pixie cut and becomes a bounty hunter with an attitude, in Domino (see review). Harvey, who died this past June at age 35 from an accidental overdose, was the daughter of actor Laurence Harvey (The Manchurian Candidate, 1962).
A remake of John Carpenter's 1980 film of the same name, The Fog tells the story of a seaside town whose air thickens when a fog engulfs the residents and brings with it the ghosts of a group of lepers who died in the waters years ago.
He's been seen in frying pans, on tree trunks, through the Hubble telescope, and, especially in South Texas, burned into tortillas. But in Screen Door Jesus, the Son of God is witnessed on the front porch of a woman's West Texas home `see review`.
Two foreign films are scheduled to open at the Bijou Theater: El Crimen Perfecto is a Spanish film about a guy who loses his promotion to his rival at a department store, and Tony Takitani from Japan is about a husband who attempts to get his wife to stop buying designer clothes. •
Premiere dates for limited-release films are tentative and can change at the last minute. Please check your local theater listings to confirm showtimes.