By News1130 Movie Addict Treena Wood


This post-apocalyptic animated flick produced by Tim Burton is, appropriately enough, being released 2 days early on 9/9/09. Elijah Wood voices the title character, who wakes up to find all the humans gone. As one description puts it …  ” takes place in a parallel universe, where a race of oppressed rag dolls fights for survival.” Yep, sounds like Tim Burton to me. The only surprise is … Johnny Depp isn’t in it. Don’t panic though … he’s in the next one. Leave the littlest ones at home – this movie is rated PG.

Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself

Perry’s cross-dressing would be a little worrisome if it wasn’t making him so much money. His alter-ego Madea is back, this time throttling three young people who try to rob her before packing them off to their aunt, played by Oscar nominee Taraji P. Hensen. No one likes the arrangement. It’s a musical cast too – Mary J. Blige and Gladys Knight also star.


Kate Beckinsale headlines this 14-A rated thriller … which is a bit horrific in and of itself. Beckinsale leaves behind Underworld for a frozen world – she plays a U.S. Marshall in Antarctica, tasked with finding a killer before the sun sets for six months of winter. I’m not terribly optimistic this one will be any good, but it’s the only one of this week’s crop that even vaguely interests me. Read my review of “Whiteout” on Friday afternoon.

Sorority Row

Wow, how long has it been since scantily-dressed coeds shrieked in horror on the big screen? If your answer is “not long enough,” Hollywood apparently disagrees with you. Five sorority girls manage to murder one of their own, but hush it up and continue to romp their way through their education. Of course, we all know college girls can’t keep a secret. A killer comes after them. The worst part … this is actually a remake of a 1983 flick.