W I D E
The Dark Knight So apparently there's a Batman movie coming out this week. You'd think they'd do a better job marketing these things because, honestly, I was not aware. I guess the villain is the...um....the clown guy. His name eludes me at the moment. Not sure what the critical response is going to be. They'll probably shrug it off. I mean, it is a comic book movie after all.
Mamma Mia! Some nice counterbalance programming here as wives, girlfriends, sisters, and mothers around the country will be looking for something to distract them from the utter shame and dorkitude of the men in their lives.
Space Chimps And now we know where the kids will be dumped. Here's a movie probably looking to make minimal profit and disappear. It can be neither the best space themed cartoon of the summer nor the best talking animal cartoon of the summer.
L I M I T E D
Before I Forget Drama about an aging gay gigolo. Limited though they may be, here's hoping well reviewed films like this don't put too much stock in opening weekend numbers... not this weekend.
Lou Reed's Berlin Julian Schnabel's concert film of, well, Lou Reed's Berlin. Fans of the avant-garde or the rock music take note.
Transsiberian Brad Anderson's follow up to The Machinist takes a dangerous trip on the world's most famous railroad. Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer and Ben Kingsley all maintain a safe body weight, and star.
Felon If you've ever wondered if Stephen Dorff fighting for his life inside prison would make for a good movie, the answer apparently is... eh maybe.