Opening This Weekend, in the Movie Theatres

August 14, 2009

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So many movie choices this weekend, you'll feel even more miserable when you just stay inside eating Stouffer's French bread pizzas:

Bandslam
Director: Todd Graff
Starring: Alyson Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelan Connell
Good if you want to see: that this wasn't just a bizarre nightmare you had when you passed out on your couch with the Disney Channel on--it's real!

The Time Traveler's Wife
Director: Robert Schwentke
Starring: Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston
Good if you want to see: time travel; monogamy; borderline pedophilia?

District 9
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Starring: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, aliens!
Good if you want to see: apartheid with an alien twist; well-reviewed, grounded sci-fi; what this ninth district is all about.

Ponyo
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: A bunch of celebrity voices replacing the Japanese voices, making it less offensive to our stupid American ears.
Good if you want to see: I think there's like a fish who becomes a girl, and the ocean turns into giant fish? I don't know. I'm sure it's pretty good if you take a child who won't freak out at seeing a fish/girl hybrid.

Spread
Director:David Mackenzie
Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Anne Heche
Good if you want to see: an hour-and-a-half Nikon CoolPix commercial; who's been sending all your favorite Twitters.

The Goods
Director: Neal Brennan
Starring: Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, David Koechner, Ed Helms
Good if you want to see: Jeremy Piven being Jeremy Piven--now in a car sales environment!

Grace
Director: Paul Solet
Starring: Jordan Ladd, Samantha Ferris, Gabrielle Rose, a gross babything
Good if you want to see: a gross babything; flies.

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