This weekend's newbies from least to most screens (links go to trailers)
Filth & Wisdom -Madonna directs this racy film about up and coming creative types moonlighting as sex workers of sorts. Featuring the band Gogol Bordello
<--- What Just Happened -An insider comedy about Hollywood. Hollywood never tires of making these. Audiences never tire of ignoring them. Starring: Robert De Niro, Robin Wright Penn, Catherine Keener and Bruce Willis as a fat bearded version of himself. Mmmm, Bruce Willis
Morning Light billed as a "true life documentary" --are there other kinds? I'm confused. It's a heartwarming Disney film about a Disney sponsored sailing event. Awwww
The Secret Life of Bees ---> Queen Latifah headlines an all-star cast in the story about a girl on the run (Dakota Fanning is a teenager. My how time flies...) and the black sisterhood that takes her in in 1960s South Carolina
W. Once Oscar beloved Oliver Stone directs his third presidential-focused film. Can it measure up in any way to Nixon and JFK?
Sex Drive virgin teenager trying to lose it. How mindblowingly original! The trailer tries to entice me with a little Jimmy Marsden but I ain't falling for it, not even for the man with the cheshire grin
Max Payne is NOT the sequel to Constantine. Believe it or not! I'm still having trouble believing it due to the trailer. Anyway... Keanu does not appear but freaky slightly angelic/demonic entities due. Mark Wahlberg is the star of this video game adaptation
<--- Unfortunately for many of you they're still totally withholding Rachel Getting Married. Not sure why they're not trickling it wider... I hope they don't miss their window like Vicky Cristina Barcelona seemed to by waiting for its fourth weekend to add any screens and then only a couple dozen extras. It seemed to peak a week earlier (which was a holiday weekend --what were they thinking?). It looked for a moment like the fourgy romantic comedy would beat Match Point in Woody's box office hierarchy but now it's going to fall short. They should've been more aggressive, I tell you. This comparison is riddled with problems as Match Point never went as wide as Vicky did and Rachel is still 600+ screens shy of how Vicky opened. Never mind. Ignore the crazy person typing at you! It's just that he worries excessively about middling box office for movies made for adults that don't contain explosions, firearms or supernatural creatures...
What are you seeing this weekend?