NEW YORK – "The Grudge," "Surviving Christmas" and "Celsius 41.11" hit theaters this weekend in today's Foxlight.
Will Smith may end up holding a "grudge" against Sarah Michelle Gellar after this weekend. That's because her movie about a creepy house that takes thing personally will probably bump "Shark Tale" off the number-one spot after there weeks. It's called "The Grudge," (search) and it's basically a remake of a Japanese thriller a la "The Ring." USA Today gives it two stars and says "Hollywood will always churn out movies like this as long as there are teenage girls who want to squeeze the hands of teenage boys while sitting in a dark theater."
Next Ben Affleck is paying James Gandolfini to let him spend Christmas with his family. From most of the reviews for "Surviving Christmas," (search) he should be paying the rest of us to watch it -- and we still might feel ripped off. New York Times says the whole thing could have been created by people on spiked egg nog. They weren't being nice. Pass Ben the egg nog, he probably needs a drink.
Finally, to be fair and balanced, the world probably did need a response to Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11." Here it is. Cable TV programming guy Kevin Knoblock doesn't have the juice of Moore, but he has cobbled together a rebuttal called "Celsius 41.11" (search) Huh? That's the temperature at which brain cells die. Oh, OK.