New Movie Friday: Archbishops, Ghosts and Meddling Moms
The Messengers - Acclaimed Hong Kong-born horror-meisters Danny and Oxide Pang, the twin brothers who directed Bangkok Dangerous and the wildly successful Asian horror franchise The Eye, direct their first English-language film, The Messengers. This PG-13 thriller stars Dylan McDermott, Penelope Ann Miller and Kristen Stewart in an ominous tale about a family who moves to a rural sunflower farm, where the troublemaking youngest son soon begins to experience supernatural phenomena.
Because I Said So - Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore co-star in this comedy/drama about a meddling mother who wants to make sure her daughter ends up with the right man. Becket - Historical epic set in 12th century England starring Peter O'Toole as King Henry II and Richard Burton as Thomas Becket, his close friend and advisor. Going against advice Henry names Becket the Archbishop of Canterbury, placing the ultimate authority of England's monarchy in conflict with that of the church and eventually leading to Becket's assassination.