News for Aug. 30, 2005

Oscar's Fight Club

8/30/05, 10:45 pm EST - Xoanon

Even way sexed-up in black spandex, Charlize Theron's twenty-fifth-century assassin, Aeon Flux, looks like putty in the mighty mitt of King Kong. So don't be surprised if the beast kills the beauty in the fall film race. Expect Aeon Flux to ring a few box-office bells, as will Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Chronicles of Narnia and any other damn thing with a franchise behind it, including Saw II. Getting Academy attention is trickier. Audiences are equally fussy. We'll line up for summer junk (Fantastic Four, The Dukes of Hazzard,). But in fall we expect movies to be, well, good. [More]