There's no use beating around the bush here -- this was a pretty dull weekend at the box office. There was only one new release, but it was a dump that bombed rather spectacularly and the rest of the line-up is essentially the same as last week, with only a few titles shuffling around. It's the the quiet before the storm...the storm being 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,' which opens in a few days.
Playing For Keeps
I watched the romantic comedy 'Playing for Keeps' a while ago, starring Gerard Butler as an ex-soccer star adrift professionally and romantically, and the less said about that, the better. Soccer is a tough sport to capture on-screen, and an even tougher one to make Americans care about in large numbers -- I know that many of my friends care about the sport with a true fervor, to be sure, but they're islands in a sea of NFL games and NBA hubub, and the eternal MLB schedule.
You may not have heard much about 'Playing for Keeps,' but we've got the first trailer and some new stills to clue you in to the new film starring Gerard Butler as a man who needs to get his act together in order to be a better father and a better man.
Life isn't easy, so sometimes it's sweet to watch a story where an everyday man perseveres through the worse of it. We get a glimpse of that tale in FilmDistrict's latest movie 'Playing For Keeps.'