Movies Like Something New

Opening

70% The Equalizer Sep 26
71% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
85% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

Top Box Office

63% The Maze Runner $32.5M
66% A Walk Among the Tombstones $12.8M
43% This Is Where I Leave You $11.6M
11% No Good Deed $9.8M
71% Dolphin Tale 2 $8.9M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $5.2M
20% Let's Be Cops $2.7M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $2.7M
88% The Drop $2.1M
37% If I Stay $1.8M

Coming Soon

56% Men, Women & Children Oct 01
85% Gone Girl Oct 03
—— Annabelle Oct 03
67% The Good Lie Oct 03
—— 7500 Oct 03

Premieres Tonight

—— The Big Bang Theory: Season 8
—— The Blacklist: Season 2
50% Forever: Season 1
95% Gotham: Season 1
34% Scorpion: Season 1
—— Sleepy Hollow: Season 2

New Episodes Tonight

71% Dallas: Season 3
62% Under the Dome: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— American Dad!: Season 11
87% Boardwalk Empire: Season 5
53% The Lottery: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
80% Ray Donovan: Season 2
87% The Strain: Season 1
—— Witches of East End: Season 2

Something New Reviews

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Kam Williams
Bean Soup Times

Mixing mirth with more sophisticated moments, this delightful romantic romp ultimately triumphs primarily because of the easy-going screen chemistry generated by Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker.

| Original Score: 4/4

April 27, 2007
David Noh
Film Journal International

A beguilingly heartfelt, low-key farce.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007
Andrew Pulver
Guardian

There's zero chemistry between the leads; for all their passionate declarations of love, you never believe they've even spoken to each other before the cameras start turning over.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

November 25, 2006
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

A diamond in the rough.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 22, 2006
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Quietly, almost subliminally, Something New is more profound than the overwrought "relevance" of Oscar nominee Crash.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 17, 2006
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

Something New, in its endearingly daft third act, manages the neat feat of feeling sweetly inevitable rather than boilerplate predictable.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

February 11, 2006
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

An affecting story that dares to dig deeper than the usual romantic comedy fluff.

Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

February 10, 2006
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

... a nice mix of opposites-attract romanticism with the cultural divide drama.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 8, 2006
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Sometimes succeeds as genuinely new, while at other times it offers a fresh spin on its conventions. And it's always pretty agreeable.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 8, 2006
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

The script ... discusses frankly the pressures placed on black women to date within the race as well as their attitudes about expanding their options ...

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 6, 2006
Susan Michals
FilmStew.com

A very funny, well thought out romantic comedy, despite a few predictable stereotypes of race and class. Lathan and Baker have great chemistry as the typical opposites.

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

February 5, 2006
Hanh Nguyen
Zap2it.com

There's enough honesty in the subject matter and performances that makes it appealing.

Full Review Source: Zap2it.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 4, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

It's not my cup of tea but I'm not wearing the bull's eye it's aimed at.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C+

February 3, 2006
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com

The title is deceptive; there's nothing new in Something New. In fact, it's a pretty standard Waiting to Exhale-ish dramedy. Still, the sweet and engaging chemistry between the two leads manages to draw you in.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 2/4

February 3, 2006
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Ultimately, the approach to interracial romance is handled in a refreshing manner.

Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Original Score: 7/10

February 3, 2006
James Hebert
San Diego Union-Tribune

Something New has some surprisingly wise and nuanced things to say about navigating racial attitudes -- both society's and one's own.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 3, 2006
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

First-time feature director Sanaa Hamri's virtually perfect romantic comedy is a marvelous mix of brains and heart that confronts serious questions about race and dating with sensitivity, humor and enormous sex appeal.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

February 3, 2006
Pam Grady
Reel.com

It is the rare movie that looks at the relationship from the inside, which is precisely what Something New does.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

February 3, 2006
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

Something New is something new, though, in circumstance and point of view.

February 3, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Something New isn't Something Hilarious. But it is sweet enough and provocative enough to make it Hollywood's best date movie this Valentine's Day.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

February 3, 2006
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
February 3, 2007
Leonard Maltin
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February 4, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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February 4, 2006

Baltimore Sun
February 4, 2006
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