Friday, May 23, 2008

FILM: New in Theaters - 5/23/08

Needless to say, EVERYONE is going to go see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. But for the three people that aren't, you have two indie options that are new this week. First up is "Tudors" star Jonathan Rhys Meyers' dramatically historical film The Children of Huang Shi. Along with Chow Yun Fat, Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), and Radha Mitchell (Melinda & Melinda), he tells the true story of a British journalist who becomes a reluctant hero for orphaned children who must escape the Japanese invasion of China in the 30s. Get tear-jerked:

The other option is War, Inc. You've probably seen this movie as the one where Hilary Duff puts a scorpion down her pants, but it's a little more than a cheap trick. It's actually a political farce in the vein of Dr. Strangelove starring John Cusack that is about the commercialization of war. A former US president's company takes over a country called Turagistan and orders a hit on his main competitor, a Middle East oil minister. Many jokes and sight gags occur. Also starring are Joan Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Ben Kingsley, and ofcourse the Duffster. Watch the trailer:

P.S. I would recommend watching all three Indiana Jones films before heading to theaters tomorrow--that way you can make an informed decision of which one is actually your opposed to just picking the one with the funny monkey.

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