Opening in Las Vegas, September 5, 2014


My first Openings in Sin City. And wouldn’t you know another horrible week for new releases.

The only film opening wide here this weekend that hasn’t opened elsewhere is The Identical (26), a faith-based film about Elvis Presley’s secret twin. Walter Addiego: “Earnest and well-intentioned, The Identical is based on a “what if” that straddles the line between ingenious and loopy.”

In limited release is another film beginning with “I,” Innocence (27), a horror film set at a prep school. Jen Chaney: “The prevailing tone throughout Innocence is as somber as the onset-of-twilight blues and grays that dominate the movie’s color palette. All that seriousness ultimately doesn’t blend well with a narrative that marinates in the preposterous.”

The Barrick Museum at UNLV is having a Jerry Lewis film festival, but I think I’ll stay home this weekend.




About Jackrabbit Slim

Location: Vegas, Baby! I’m much older than the other whippersnappers here, a baby boomer. I tend to be more snobbish about film, disdaining a lot of the multiplex fare for “cinema.” My favorite films: Woody Allen’s oeuvre (up until about 1990), The Godfather, The Graduate, A Hard Day’s Night, Pulp Fiction. Politics: Well, George McGovern was my political hero. I’m also a prickly atheist. Occupation: Poised to be an English teacher in Las Vegas. For many years I was an editor at Penthouse Magazine. My role on this blog seems to be writing lots of reviews and being the resident Oscar maven.

2 responses »

  1. Not really surprised Forrest Gump didn’t do well even by re-release anniversary IMAX standards; not really a film whose reputation has grown over the years.

    Having said that, according to iMDB it’s the 14th best film of all time! (always should be taken with a grain of salt those ratings of course).

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