OPENING THIS WEEK
Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
by Kam Williams
For movies opening March 12, 2010
BIG BUDGET FILMS
Green Zone (R for violence and profanity) Paul Greengrass directs this Iraq War thriller about a rogue Army Officer (Matt Damon) who relies on faulty intelligence while searching for Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction all across the desert. With Greg Kinnear, Amy Ryan and Brendan Gleeson.
Our Family Wedding (PG-13 for brief profanity and sexuality) Cross-cultural comedy about a couple of feuding family patriarchs, one black (Forest Whitaker), one Mexican-American (Carlos Mencia), pressured to put aside their differences after two of their kids (Lance Gross and America Ferrara) announce their engagement. Ensemble cast includes Charlie Murphy, Fred Armisen, Lupe Ontiveros, Taye Diggs and Warren Sapp.
Remember Me (PG-13 for violence, sexuality, profanity and smoking) Romance drama about a grieving young rebel’s (Robert Pattinson), struggling to recover from his brother’s suicide, who finds himself falling for the supportive beauty (Emilie de Ravin) whose shoulder he leans on. With Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper,
She’s Out of My League (R for profanity and sexuality) Romantic comedy about an Average Joe (Jay Baruchel) working as an airport security guard whose own insecurities threaten to doom his new relationship with the gorgeous girl of his dreams (Alice Eve) even before it has a chance to blossom.
INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS
Children of Invention (Unrated) Dysfunctional family drama abut a couple of abandoned siblings (Michael Chen and Crystal Chiu) who are forced to fend for themselves as squatters in an unfinished apartment complex when their overworked, single-mom (Cindy Cheung) disappears after falling victim to a pyramid scheme. (In English, Cantonese and Mandarin)
Delta (Unrated) Atmospheric adventure revolving around the forbidden love which evolves between a Prodigal Son (Felix Lajko) and the sister (Orsolya Toth) he never knew when he returns home to live in their late father’s dilapidated beach house located along the Danube River. (In Hungarian with subtitles)
The Exploding Girl (Unrated) Romance drama about an epileptic college freshman (Zoe Kazan) who broods about her inexplicably-distant boyfriend while hanging out in Manhattan with a platonic pal (Mark Rendall) over Spring Break.
Mother (R for profanity, violence, drug use and some sexuality) Moody crime thriller, set in
Severe Clear (Unrated) Boots on the ground documentary, shot on a mini-DV camera by Marine Lieutenant Mike Scotti, chronicling his unit’s experiences on the front lines in the 21-day battle for
Stolen (R for sexuality) Crime thriller about a detective (Josh Lucas) who has to deal with the loss of his own son while attempting to identify the mummified remains of a boy buried in a box for 50 years. With James Van der Beek, Rhona Mitra and Beth Grant.
Tales from the Script (Unrated) Leading Hollywood screenwriters share the secrets of their success in this documentary featuring revealing interviews with Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption), John Carpenter (Halloween), Shane Black (Lethal Weapon) and dozens of their colleagues.
White on Rice (PG-13 for sexuality and violent images) Asian-American comedy about a 40 year-old slacker (Hiroshi Watanabe) living with his married sister’s (Nae) family who lands in hot water for trying to woo his disapproving brother-in-law’s (Mio Takada) beautiful young niece (Lynn Chen).