Re-releases of 'E.T.'
and 'Blade 2' arrive in theaters
By Geronimo Rodriguez
Daily Cougar Staff
Photo courtesy of New Line
Wesley Snipes kicks some
more butt in the sequel Blade 2, opening in theaters Friday.
Note: The following is a list of films
opening this weekend. Along with a brief synopsis, the list is intended
to provide moviegoers with general information about the films. These are
not movie reviews.
From a blood-sucking sequel to a heartwarming
re-release, audiences will find worthy films in theaters this weekend.
Blade 2, the follow-up to Wesley Snipes'
vampire-infested movie Blade, tells of a new blood virus that turns vampires
and humans into monsters called Reapers.
Still on his crusade to save people from
the underground world of vampires or whatever else lurks in the shadows,
Blade forms an alliance with a group of
fanged night crawlers called the Bloodpack.
It stars Luke Goss, Ron Perlman, Norman
Reedus and Kris Kristofferson — the veteran actor reprises his role as
Blade's friend, Whistler.
The R-rated action flick is directed by
Guillermo del Toro, who garnered acclaim for his effort in last year's
chilling mystery, The Devil's Backbone.
It is time to revisit those childhood memories
and perhaps treat a young someone close to you with the story of the Reese's
Pieces-eating alien who just wants to
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Steven Spielberg's
epic film about an alien who befriends a boy, returns to the screen for
its 20th anniversary.
This version features never-before-seen
footage, enhanced visual effects and a remastered soundtrack.
Aside from what Spielberg and company have
done with this version, the timeless story is still worth its time for
The PG-rated sci-fi classic stars Henry
Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace Stone, Peter Coyote, C. Thomas Howell
and Debra Winger — she lends her voice
to the alien, E.T.
The teen comedy Sorority Boys follows three
college seniors as they dress in drag and join a sorority house after they
are kicked out of their frat house.
The R-rated film is directed by Wally Wolodarsky
and stars Michael Rosenbaum, Barry Watson, Harland Williams, Heather Matarazzo
and Melissa Sagemiller.
What Time Is It There? follows a young
man and the events that unfold after his father's death. After he meets
a woman who leaves for Paris the next day, the story
somehow continues to connect both of their
The drama is directed by Tsai Ming-liang
and stars Tsai Kang-sheng Lee and Shiang-chyi Chen. The unrated film is
in Mandarin, Taiwanese and French and is
subtitled in English.
The Angelika Film Center ends its Sensational
Cinema program with A Matter of Taste.
This program has already brought back classic
filmmaking with Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver and Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork
Orange. It also treated
audiences to the talent of legendary actors
such as the glamorous Audrey Hepburn and the resilient Marlon Brando.
The final movie of the program, the crime
thriller Matter, tells of a young waiter and a wealthy businessman. The
latter offers the former the lucrative task of
becoming his personal food taster. After
a friendship gels between the two, things turn bitter.
Directed by Bernard Rapp, the film stars
Bernard Giraudeau, Jean-Pierre Lorit, Florence Thomassin and Charles Berling.
The French film is subtitled in English
and is rated R.