Nine new reviews for this most spooky of Fridays, and unfortunately, the one for today's new horror release (The Grudge 2) will likely only scare people away from theaters. The rest is a mixed-bag, but at least the good - The Host, Deliver Us From Evil, Cocaine Cowboys, These Girls - almost balances out the bad (namely, everything else).
Though I've already seen The Prestige and Flags of Our Fathers, neither review will likely be done until next week. Before then, keep an eye out for my almost-completed Inland Empire review, as well as my thoughts on Pan's Labyrinth and Robert DeNiro's 1993 directorial debut A Bronx Tale.
(And note: My new Slant magazine review of Tideland is an expanded version of the one that had previously been published on - and has now been removed from - this blog)