New Movies In Theaters This Friday, May 7, 2010
Wondering what movies are coming out to theaters this Friday, May 7, 2010? This weekend the Summer lineup is starting with Iron Man 2, which is definitely my #1 choice to go see. But if Iron Man 2 is not your cup of tea, there are plenty more movies to pick from this weekend. I am especially curious to see the documentary Babies, it looks adorable. And Mother and Child is another one I’ve wanted to see for some time. But that’s not all, so hopefully the list below can help you make your pick.
Babies Synopsis: Simultaneously follows four babies around the world — from birth to first steps. The children are, respectively, in order of on-screen introduction: Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia; Bayarjargal, who resides with his family in Mongolia, near Bayanchandmani; Mari, who lives with her family in Tokyo, Japan; and Hattie, who resides with her family in the United States, in San Francisco.
Casino Jack and the United States of Money (Limited)
Casino Jack and the United States of Money Synopsis: This portrait of Washington super lobbyist Jack Abramoff—from his early years as a gung—ho member of the GOP political machine to his final reckoning as a disgraced, imprisoned pariah—confirms the adage that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. A tale of international intrigue with Indian casinos, Russian spies, Chinese sweatshops, and a mob—style killing in Miami, this is the story of the way money corrupts our political process. Oscar—winning filmmaker Alex Gibney once again wields the tools of his trade with the skill of a master. Following the ongoing indictments of federal officials and exposing favor trading in our nation’s capital, Gibney illuminates the way our politicians’ desperate need to get elected—and the millions of dollars it costs—may be undermining the basic principles of American democracy. Infuriating, yet undeniably fun to watch, CASINO JACK is a saga of greed and corruption with a cynical villain audiences will love to hate.
Happiness Runs (Limited)
Happiness Runs Synopsis: Happiness Runs tells the story of a young man named Victor (Mark L. Young) as he comes of age and begins to realize the shortcomings of the utopian ideals of the hippie commune where he was raised.
Victor and his friends run free through a life devoid of adult involvement, as their parents, including Victor’s mother (Andie MacDowell), have become little more than deluded shells under the seductive ideas of the guru Insley (Rutger Hauer). Preoccupied with Insley’s free love philosophy, the adults of the community overlook the painful reality that the self-destructive behavior of their children is most certainly due to early exposure to sex and drugs.
Victor’s world is further complicated by the return of Becky (Hanna Hall), his childhood love, who is drawn back to the commune by the terminal illness of her father. Fully the product of her environment, Becky is a whirlwind of promiscuity and drug use. It is Becky’s state – forever on the verge of collapse – that finally leads Victor to understand that there is no future for his generation at the commune.
His quest for escape drives the film, as he searches for any source of support in his desire to get away and begin a life of his own – a life freed from the oppressive “freedom” that defines the commune. As Victor and Becky stumble towards their fates, Sherman lays forth a terrifying image of a world without limits or self-awareness that is as stylish as it is stark.
Iron Man 2
Mother and Child (Limited) – Enter our Giveaway!
Mother and Child Synopsis: Three women’s lives share a common core: they have all been profoundly affected by adoption. KAREN (Annette Bening) had a baby at 14, gave her up at birth, and has been haunted ever since by the daughter she never knew. ELIZABETH (Naomi Watts) grew up as an adopted child; she’s a bright and ambitious lawyer, but a flinty loner in her personal life. LUCY (Kerry Washington) is just embarking with her husband on the adoption odyssey, looking for a baby to become their own.
OSS 117: Lost in Rio (Limited)
OSS 117: Lost in Rio Synopsis: Twelve years after Cairo, OSS 117 is back on a new mission at the other end of the world. As he tracks down a microfilm that is compromising for the French State, France’s most famous secret agent will have to team up with the Mossad’s most seductive lieutenant-colonel in order to capture a Nazi blackmailer. From Rio’s sunny beaches to luxuriant Amazonian forests, from the depths of secret grottos to the top of Corcovado’s Christ, a new adventure is about to begin. Whatever the danger, whatever the stakes, you can always count on Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath to find a way out…