Who knows why the studios do what they do? It took me a while to forgive the moving of the U.S. release date for Simon Pegg comedy (directed by David Schwimmer) Run, Fat Boy, Run from October 26, 2007 to March 28, 2008. Then the release for Angelina Jolie-James McAvoy action movie Wanted moved to the summer, and the Tom Cruise-Bryan Singer WWII thriller Valkyrie will be released in October instead of June.
Now there are more releases being pushed back, most notably the one for the heavily promoted 27 Dresses. To check it out,
27 Dresses — Now opening January 18 instead of January 11, the film will compete with Cloverfield and the Katie Holmes-Queen Latifah-Diane Keaton comedy Mad Money. If it had opened as originally scheduled, it would have only really had The Bucket List to contend with, though now this way Dresses will open on a 3-day holiday weekend (Martin Luther King Day). Apparently, the test screenings have gotten such an "overwhelming response" they want to cash in by opening on a 3-day weekend.
Be Kind, Rewind — The Michel Gondry-directed comedy that stars Mos Def and Jack Black will now open February 22 instead of January 25. I'm really stoked to see this one, so I'm bummed to have to wait another month.