Thursday, March 3, 2011

Opening This Week

Paranoia, lizards, and an 80s flashback, oh my!  For the first in quite some time, there's so real options coming our way.
  • The Adjustment Bureau- Matt Damon headlines, alongside Emily Blunt, John Slattery and Terrence Stamp for an adaptation of a short story by Phillip K. Dick (Blade Runner, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly.)  A romantic thriller about the fate of a promising politico and a dancer.  While faith in this project has diminished slightly (it was originally supposed to open last summer), reviews have been decent, if not spectacular.
  • Rango- Johnny Depp headlines a looney tunes sounding cartoon from the director Gore Verbinski (The Ring, Pirates of the Caribbean.)  Bonus points: it's not in 3-D.  I've had a strange aversion to this for some time; the reason I'm not really sure, but reviews are promising.
  • Beastly- Beauty and the Beast goes the tween route with Vanessa Hudgeons and Alex Pettifyer (I Am Number Four)'s long delayed.
  • Take Me Home Tonight- The always likable Topher Grace and Anna Faris team up for an 80s flashback comedy (a guess it's the Hot Tub Time Machine of 2011) about a young dude's coming of age over one crazy night.  I'm sure this one will be utterly disposable, but for guilty pleasures, it's tempting.

  • HappyThankYouMorePlease- Winner of the Audience Award at last years Sundance Film Festival, How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor wrote, directed and stars in this relationship dramedy.  The ensemble includes Malin Ackerman, Zoe Kazan and Kate Mara.  For the privileged to be live in New York or Los Angeles, you can find out why the five word title is only one.

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