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This Week in Movies – 3/10/09

I went AWOL for a while, but I think I’m back now.

In Theaters:

  • The Last House on the Left – Another slasher remake. This one’s about parents getting revenge on their daughter’s attackers. I say skip it and watch the original … or better yet, skip it and go watch the liquidators slash up the remnants of Circuit City.
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  • Miss March – Guy gets date to prom, guy falls down stairs, guy enters coma, date becomes Playboy Playmate, guy wakes up, shenanigans. Fun for the whole family!
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  • Race to Witch Mountain – They took the aliens out of Watchmen and the new X-Files movie and stuck them in Witch Mountain along with the Rock. Watch it if you want, I’ll be busy racing to my couch.
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On Video:

  • Role Models – Paul Rudd and Stifler are sentenced to be big brothers. Add some shenanigans and you’ve got yourself a movie.
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  • Transporter 3 – Jason Statham drives cars fast for the third time. These movies are some of the biggest, dumbest fun I’ve had in years.
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  • Milk – Sean Penn plays the first openly gay man to be voted into public office. He won an Oscar for it, so it could be worth a watch. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
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  • Rachel Getting Married – Anne Hathaway finally comes home, after being in and out of rehab, for her sister’s wedding.  This one looked pretty good.
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  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – A boy befriends another boy who turns out to be in a concentration camp run by his father. I’d be more excited about it if it were a true story, but it still sounds interesting enough.
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  • Cadillac Records – Biopic about the rise of Leonard Chess and Chess records. Mos Def plays Chuck Berry, Beyonce Knowles plays Etta James, and I play an apathetic movie-goer.
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  • Happy-Go-Lucky – Poppy is happy-go-lucky. Her bike is stolen and she remains happy. She takes up driving and meets her polar opposite. Will opposites attract? Tune in to find out! (This one actually looks good, but it’s physically impossible for me to write about anything happy-go-lucky without a little sarcasm)
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  • Synecdoche, New York – Phillip Seymour Hoffman in the directing debut of my all-time favorite screenwriter, Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich). This one’s been in the queue for a long time.
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