Now Playing: Weekend of 5/21/10

21 05 2010

Opening this weekend is:

Directed by Mike Mitchell

Starring Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy

IMDB plot summary: A bored and domesticated Shrek (Myers) pacts with deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again, but when he’s duped and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away — where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and Fiona (Diaz) have never met — he sets out to restore his world and reclaim his true love.

Shrek Forever After

Directed by Jorma Taccone

Starring Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer

IMDB plot summary: Ex-special operative MacGruber (Forte) is called back into action to take down his archenemy, Dieter Von Cunth (Kilmer), who’s in possession of a nuclear warhead and bent on destroying Washington, D.C

MacGruber

Directed by Kevin Asch

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Danny A. Abeckase

IMDB plot summary: In Brooklyn, a youth from an Orthodox Jewish community (Eisenberg) is lured into becoming an Ecstasy dealer by his pal who has ties to an Israel drug cartel.

Release in LA/NY

Holy Rollers

Directed by Brian Koppelman David Levien

Starring Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Jesse Eisenberg

IMDB plot summary: Ben Kalmen (Douglas), a successful car dealer whose fall from grace lands him on a road to redemption, is up to his old tricks whenever he’s asked to help those he’s burned in the past.

Release limited

Solitary Man

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Box Office Buzz

17 05 2010

Weekend of 5/14 – 5/16:

Iron Man 2 is still on top for it’s second week, beating out out Robin Hood, Letter’s to Juliet, and Just Wright on their opening weekends. How to Train your Dragon is still doing well despite it’s 8th week in theaters and is beating the recently released remake of Nightmare on Elm Street.

Also making the top ten is Date Night, The Back-up Plan, Furry Vengeance, and Clash of the Titans.