PENELOPE - the modern fairy tale about a young woman who must find true love to overcome a curse which had her born with the snout of a pig - opens today. The film has earned a 56% approval rating in a survey of 54 reviews (30 fresh, 14 rotten). That is just shy of the 60% minimum required to earn an overall "fresh" rating. Hollywood Reporter's Kirk Honeycutt called the film a "charming, low-key fable with sly modern twists." Buy movie tickets here.
Also worth noting: After its one-week run at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles, George A. Romero's DIARY OF THE DEAD has expanded to engagements at the AMC CityWalk at Universal City, the AMC Burbank Town Center 8 in Burbank, and the Mann Chinese 6 in Hollywood. Buy tickets online at Fandango.