Some Movies You Can See This Weekend

September 2, 2010

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Machete
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, Lindsay Lohan, Michelle Rodriguez
Good if you want to see: that Grindhouse trailer for Machete expanded by a bit, and with Robert De Niro, Steven Seagal and Lindsay Lohan, now, which is weird; Danny Trejo kill some people with giant knives.

Going the Distance
Director: Nanette Burstein
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Christina Applegate, Jason Sudeikis
Good if you want to see: Drew Barrymore and Justin Long have a long-distance relationship. That was tiresome just to type out.

The American
Director: Anton Corbijn
Starring: George Clooney, Paolo Bonacelli
Good if you want to see: George Clooney as an assassin, who is American. Go America!

Last Train Home (limited)
Director: Lixin Fan
Good if you want to see: a documentary about one family involved in the insanely massive exodus that occurs every Chinese New Year, when industrial workers return home to their rural villages in the largest human migration ever. Really puts everyone leaving a concert at once in perspective.

Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (limited)
Director: Jean-Francois Richet
Starring: Vincent Cassel, Cecile De France, Gerard Depardieu (obviously)
Good if you want to see: the second chapter of the Mesrine saga. Now he's back in France! Ut oh!

The Winning Season (limited)
Director: James C. Strouse
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Emma Roberts, Rob Corddry
Good if you want to see: Sam Rockwell steal Billy Bob Thornton's designation as go-to asshole coach.

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