Wimpy Kids, Zack Snyder's Horny Hyperactive Nerdbrain, and More Hitting Theaters

March 25, 2011

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Sucker Punch
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens, Jena Malone, Jamie Chung
Good if you want to see: an emotionally-disturbed girl and her girlpack retreat into the fantasy world of an excitable 7th-grade boy’s ideas for a video game.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Director: David Bowers
Starring: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Robert Capron
Good if you want to see: if the commercials are any indication, evidence that being a modern wimpy kid involves recording Ke$ha lip-sync videos. Which sounds so much worse than the days of wimpiness meant leveling your Final Fantasy III (VI Jp) characters to somehow make up for not being able to climb a rope.

Miral (limited)
Director: Julian Schnabel
Starring: Freida Pinto, Hiam Abbass, Omar Metwally
Good if you want to see: Slumdog Millinaire as a Palestinian girl raised in an orphanage and, you know, all the conflict over there and all that coming into play somehow.

Peep World (limited)
Director: Barry W. Blaustein
Starring: Michael C. Hall, Rainn Wilson, Sarah Silverman, Ben Schwartz, Judy Greer
Good if you want to see: well-to-do, quirky, squabbling siblings, and Judy Greer, which should do until an Arrested Development movie never comes.

Potiche (limited)
Director: Francois Ozon
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini
Good if you want to see: a trophy wife take control of an umbrella factory, and proof that Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu are still being cast as leads.

Mia and the Migoo (limited)
Director: Jacques-Remy Girard
Starring: Wallace Shawn, James Woods, John DiMaggio, Matthew Modine, Whoopi Goldberg
Good if you want to see: hand-painted animation telling the story of a girl and a forest spirit, now with Whoopi playing the Tree of Life, which is probably as close as we’ll get to a Captain Planet Gaia reprisal.

White Irish Drinkers (limited)
Director: John Gray
Starring: Nick Thurston, Geoffrey Wigdor, Stephen Lang
Good if you want to see: 1975, when the white heavy-drinkers of Brooklyn were Irish, sometimes robbed theaters, and were less concerned about getting to the locally-grown produce market early.

My Perestroika (limited)
Director: Robin Hessman
Good if you want to see: a look at the last generation of youth raised behind the Iron Curtain. I wonder if any of the Soviet kids from that Moscow-based episode of Head of the Class will show up...

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