Top five movies and upcoming releases
By STEVE PERSALL
Published January 19, 2006
Current movies recommended by the Times:
1. Match Point - Remember when it wasn't surprising if Woody Allen made the best movie of the year? This decidedly unfunny homage to Alfred Hitchcock ends the slump.
2. Brokeback Mountain - Tough cowboys also need love, even from other tough cowboys. One of 2005's best films, winner of four Golden Globes and a leading contender for Academy Awards.
3. Capote - Philip Seymour Hoffman picked up a Golden Globe playing author Truman Capote as he researches and writes In Cold Blood.
4. King Kong - Golden Globe nominee Peter Jackson follows his Lord of the Rings trilogy the only way possible: remaking a screen classic with respect and relentless brilliance.
5. The Family Stone - A fine ensemble cast and smart screenwriting by director Thomas Bezucha turn sitcom situations into the feel-good weeper of the season.
All dates are subject to change
JAN. 27: Annapolis; Big Momma's House 2; Nanny McPhee
FEB. 3: When a Stranger Calls
FEB. 10: Firewall; Curious George; The Pink Panther; Failure to Launch; Final Destination 3
FEB. 17: Freedomland; Eight Below; Date Movie
FEB. 24: Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion; Running Scared; Ultraviolet; Doogal
MARCH 3: Goal
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