Your Weekend Movie Options

August 13, 2010

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Presenting all the newly-released films I could be bothered to write:

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
Director: Edgar Wright
Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jason Schwartzman
Good if you want to see: Bryan Lee O'Malley's heavily-video-game-referencing nerd comic translated to screens by the near-infallible Edgar Wright; Michael Cera get punched a lot.

The Expendables
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Starring: pretty much every action guy besides Van Damme and Seagal
Good if you want to see:pretty much every action guy besides Van Damme and Seagal shoot guns and blow stuff up and shit.

Eat, Pray, Love
Director:Ryan Murphy
Starring: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, James Franco
Good if you want to see: Julia Roberts travel the globe to kiss hunks and eat pasta (i.e. sadlady porn).

Animal Kingdom (limited)
Director: David Michôd
Starring: Guy Pearce, Ben Mendelsohn, James Frecheville
Good if you want to see: a sharp crime film from Australia--and just when we started considering them more than a criminal state.

Tales from the Earthsea (limited)
Director: Goro Miyazaki
Starring: Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Law & Order: SVU Lady
Good if you want to see:beloved director Hayao Miyazaki's son try to live up to both his father's reputation and Ursula Le Guin's novel. Good luck.

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