New Movies: Cowboy Lizards, Catfish, '80s References, and More

March 4, 2011


Director: Gore Verbinski
Starring: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant, Alfred Molina
Good if you want to see: a Western granted the addition of CGI reptiles, Johnny Depp motion-capture, and Hunter S. Thompson references.

The Adjustment Bureau
Director: George Nolfi
Starring: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Roger Sterling
Good if you want to see: our most MadMen-ian pseudo-Matrix yet.

Take Me Home Tonight
Director: Michael Dowse
Starring: Topher Grace, Dan Fogler, Anna Faris, Teresa Palmer
Good if you want to see: That '70s Show's Topher Grace-in-the-'70s comedy, now in the '80s, apparently.

Director: Daniel Barnz
Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen
Good if you want to see: a new interpretation of Beauty and the Beast, wherein "Beast" is reinterpreted as "cut dude who's lost his hair and is covered in metal swirls."

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (limited)
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Good if you want to see: a well-received, meditative, gracefully-paced film that just happens to involve a ghost and sex with a catfish.

I Saw the Devil (limited)
Director: Jee-woon Kim
Starring: Byung-hun Lee, Min-sik Choi
Good if you want to see: Storm Shadow hunt down the serial killer who murdered his pregnant wife. You are going to so regret this, serial killer.

HappyThankYouMorePlease (limited)
Director: Josh Radnor
Starring: Josh Radnor, Malin Akerman, Kate Mara, Tony Hale
Good if you want to see: more directionless 30-something New Yorkers, written by/directed by/starring Bob Saget's personified voice from How I Met Your Mother.

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