There's More Than Transformering to See This Weekend

June 26, 2009


Looking for an incomplete list of new releases? Hey, here's one!:

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Yes, it already opened Wednesday. You got me.)
Director: Michael Bay
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, CGI
Good if you want to see: giant robots; explosions; mild racism and sexism; absolutely nothing but the previously mentioned items.

My Sister's Keeper
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Starring: Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Abigail Breslin, Speed 2
Good if you want to see: a child harvested for her organs; melodrama; Cameron Diaz shave her head--so daring! Give her a Golden Globe!

Cheri (limited)
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy Bates, Rupert Friend
Good if you want to see: period romance; an audience of weeping/applauding middle-aged women; your testicles wither and magically transform into a set of beautiful opalescent earrings (males only).

Hurt Locker (limited)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes
Good if you want to see: how the military's bomb squad technicians deal with their dangerous job in some of the world's most hostile territories; possibly tips for how to diffuse your own bombs at home, giving you an impressive party trick; one of the best-reviewed movies of the year, if you care about that kind of thing.

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