Friday, May 02, 2008

FILM: New in Theaters - 5/2/08

I'll be seeing Iron Man this weekend, like thousands of other people, mainly because Robert Downey Jr. is hilarious, but there are other less commercial options available for moviegoers. Patrick Dempsey will try to woo his best friend Michelle Monaghan a la "Dawson's Creek" in Made of Honor, and his plan of action is to be at her side on the altar--genius! Then there are the two indies with hearts of gold. Son of Rambow is directed by Garth Jennings (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) who makes his writing debut in the UK coming of age comedy about two boys who are making an action homage to the American hero Rambo. Trust me, it's an awesome alternative to going to see Horton Hears a Who! for the 8 millionth time. Check out the trailer:

For the boxing-loving grown ups, there's Redbelt starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tim Allen, and Emily Mortimer (Lars and the Real Girl). It follows a jujitsu instructor who tries to teach his students how to think outside the box--or ring, if you will--and tries his best to stay out of fights himself. Unfortunately, fate thrusts him into a match that he's not quite sure he can win. If it were not for the amazing acting chops of Ejiofor or the fact that David Mamet (Wag the Dog) wrote and directed it, it could easily be a dud. See for yourself:

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