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Here it is just a few short days after Halloween and we're seeing a Christmas-themed movie in theaters. I have to agree with our Featured Critic James Berardinelli's opinion that it's just too soon for Santa Clause 3 to be released. Personally, I don't want to think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving beyond the random conversation about gift ideas for family and friends. The decorations, the music, and the tree don't come out until the first Sunday in December. After all, if you start too early, you're so tired of it all that by Christmas evening, you're already figuring out how to get the tree through the door and to the curb. What's the fun in that? I'll take my holidays one at a time, thanks.
That's why it doesn't make sense to me for Tim Allen's Santa Clause 3 to come out this weekend. Movies don't have a very long lifetime in theaters lately, so it's very possible that it could be out of first-run well before the holiday ever hits. While the movie looks like it's going to be fun, the timing is all wrong.
That leaves us with Flushed Away, the first CGI animated movie from Aardman, the people who brought us the Wallace & Gromit claymation animation. It's about a pampered British rat which accidentally gets flushed from his posh penthouse flat into the slimy London sewers. Our Featured Critic liked it, and it's getting decent reviews in the press.
On a very small scale, the much-hyped Borat is also in the theaters this weekend. Sacha Baron Cohen has managed to offend the entire country of Kazakhstan with his portrayal of the title character as he roams the United States for a TV special he's doing. If this movie is supposed to appeal to you, you probably already know more than you need to decide whether to see the movie. All I have to say is, have fun, and write a Reader Review when you're done!
Things will be a little quiet for a couple of weeks until we get to November 17th, with the release of the latest James Bond movie, a movie about a penguin who can't dance, and Jack Black's latest box office turn. Check out the Coming Soon page for more details on those and more.
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