A tooth fairy horror flick starring a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" player hits theaters this week, while two critically acclaimed films expand into wide release.
The Renée Zellweger/ Catherine Zeta-Jones musical "Chicago" collected three Golden Globe awards last week, including Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy; the best performance awards in the same category went to Zellweger and co-star Richard Gere, who plays a tap dancing lawyer (see " 'Chicago' Knocks 'Em Dead, Wins Three Golden Globes"). The movie, which also stars Queen Latifah and John C. Reilly ("Magnolia"), expands into nationwide release this week. It's the first feature film directed by Broadway veteran Rob Marshall.
A-list actor George Clooney makes his directorial debut with "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," which opened in select cities last month (see "Drew Barrymore, Brad Pitt, More Turn Out For Premiere Of George Clooney's New Flick" or click for photos from the red carpet). Starring Sam Rockwell, Clooney, Julia Roberts and Drew Barrymore, "Confessions" is culled from the "unauthorized autobiography" of television producer Chuck Barris, who alleges that he carried out assassinations for the CIA while creating hits like "The Dating Game" and "The Gong Show." Clooney buddies Brad Pitt and Matt Damon make cameo appearances.
"Darkness Falls" is a horror flick starring Emma Caulfield, best known as rabbit-fearing former vengeance demon Anya on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." The film takes place in Darkness Falls, a small town terrorized by an evil "tooth fairy" monster.
All three movies will attempt to dethrone "Kangaroo Jack," last weekend's #1 box-office draw (see " 'Kangaroo Jack' Hops Over Box-Office Competition").