Thursday, August 12, 2010

Film Trailer Thursday!

Posted By on Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 2:18 PM

Eat Pray Love

Julia Roberts is looking for love in all the wrong places — at least, through the second act, anyway. She's a 30ish (really?) housewife who realizes she isn't getting what she wants out of life, so she embarks on a slapdash tour of movie clichés ("I used to have this appetite for life … I'm going to go eat food in India"). And, wouldn't you know it, by the end she manages to find the man of her dreams — in Bali, where so many of us go to shop for princes. (DH) Rated PG-13 Showtimes

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Frenchman Thierry Guetta woke up one morning and decided to make a film about street art. So he convinced some of the biggest names (Shepard Fairey, Invader) to appear in it — including the reclusive Banksy. But Banksy soon realizes that shopkeeper Guetta isn't the best filmmaker, so Banksy adds his own material and ends up making his own movie about Guetta's project. Or else Banksy's just screwing with us. It’d be just like him. At the Magic Lantern. (DH) Rated R Showtimes

The Expendables

Whatever wasn’t spent on getting some big action stars together (Sly Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Steve Austin, and with cameos from Arnold and Bruce Willis), must’ve been budgeted toward ammunition. This film might have more bullets and explosions than you’ve ever seen. It’s also the most fun you’ll ever have at a movie about mercenaries. The plot: The good guys try to overthrow some power-hungry maniacs. The real excuse for making this: to see things blow up. Lots of fun! (ES) Rated R Showtimes

The Fall

A visual masterpiece, worth the price of admission for that alone. But if you must worry about plot: A stunt man, paralyzed from the waist down, befriends a young girl whose father just died. When she asks him to tell a story, he obliges with a variety of yarns featuring a cavalcade of heroic characters … but certain elements of the story seem more real than fantastical. At the Magic Lantern. (DH) Rated R Showtimes

MicMacs

A man, a plan and weapons manufacturers. You know something's getting blowed up — probably lots of somethings. Poor Bazil, a video store clerk (and, by definition, avid movie-watcher) took a bullet to the brainpan that left him teetering on the edge of death. When life suddenly hands Bazil some lemons, he's ever so willing to pay back those who created the weapons that harmed him (with explosive lemonade, in this metaphor). Yeah, it's French, but nobody's perfect. At the Magic Lantern (DH) Rated R Showtimes

Restrepo

Author Sebastian Junger and war photographer Tim Hetherington give us this politically unbiased but also supremely confusing documentary about Battle Company’s year in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, once called “the deadliest place on earth.” What small story emerges is one of camaraderie and perseverance. For most of Restrepo, I didn’t know what I was watching. Afterward, I felt privileged to have seen it. (LB) Rated R Showtimes

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Actually it’s only geeky bass player Scott (Michael Cera) against seven people, all evil exes of Scott’s new squeeze Ramona (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Let the dueling begin — with fists, feet, and fireballs ... and swords! This is shameless, crazed, rock ’n’ roll moviemaking from director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead), with great stories, fights, effects, and acting. You could actually mistake all of this for a violent big-screen video game. But it’s wilder and funnier. (ES) Rated PG-13 Showtimes

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