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Saw VI, Astro Boy, Cirque du Freak the Vampire's Assistant, Amelia, Ong Bak 2

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Trick or treat, film geeks! Halloween weekend brings us a few new movies to take a look at.


Used to be there were a ton of horror movies for the Halloween season. But these days, the holiday belongs to SAW. The latest installment, SAW VI, finds Jigsaw's heir apparent trapping another group of thankless people in fatal tests. Also, lots more info on the insanely complex back story.

ASTRO BOY is based on the classic anime series which many credit with revolutionizing the art form. This one features the voice "talent" of Nicolas Cage, because he just can't leave a comic property alone. It's a big CG-animated film that tries to bring in the young boys who didn't get what they wanted from the Wild Things.

CIRQUE DU FREAK: THE VAMPIRE'S ASSISTANT will also be competing for the kids. It's based on the rather gruesome series of young adult novels by Darren Shan. But unless the trailers are completely misleading (possible), this one has a bit of comedy in it as well.

The first salvo in the race for Oscar glory has been thrown and it is AMELIA. Two-time Academy Award winner Hillary Swank plays famed aviator Amelia Earheart in what looks to be another fantastic performance. This one probably won't get a lot of bucks, but it might get a lot of acclaim. Richard Gere and Ewan MacGregor co-star.

Finally, Tony Jaa returns in ONG BAK 2: THE BEGINNING to make us all feel like giant wussies as we watch his amazing martial arts prowess. This one doesn't look like it's really a sequel, but it's done by the same folks and that's good enough for us.

All this plus film news and our DVD Picks of the Week.

Hope to see you there, Film Geeks!