New Movies In Theaters This Friday, May 14, 2010
Wondering what movies are coming out to theaters this Friday, May 14, 2010? This week if you’re in the mood for some action, you might want to consider checking out Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood (I personally enjoyed it). However if you are in the mood for some rom com, I have heard good things about Letters to Juliet and am considering seeing it myself. But that’s not all, there are also a few limited releases this weekend, so check out the full list below to make your choice.
Daddy Longlegs (Limited)
Daddy Longlegs Synopsis: DADDY LONGLEGS is Josh and Benny Safdie’s autobiographical fairy tale and bittersweet comedy about the responsibilities of parenthood. After months of being alone, sad, busy, sidetracked, free, lofty, late and away from his kids, Lenny (FROWNLAND’s Ronald Bronstein) picks his kids up from school. Every year he spends of couple of weeks with his sons Sage and Frey (real life brothers Sage and Frey Renaldo, sons of Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo) during which he juggles his kids and everything else within a small NYC studio apartment. He cherishes these days with the kids, being both stern parent and lovable buddy, inventing myths and somehow living them, all while working overtime in the big city. During these two weeks, a trip upstate, visitors from strange lands, a mother, a girlfriend, “magic” blankets, and complete lawlessness seem to take over their lives. The film is a swan song to excuses and irresponsibility; to fatherhood and self-created experiences; and to what it’s like to be truly torn between being a child and being an adult. With a fluid style, the Safdie brothers (whose previous credits include the acclaimed THE PLEASURE OF BEING ROBBED) capture the magic of parenthood, invoking memories of their inventive dad from their own childhood. The film also stars Eleonore Hendricks and Leah Singer.
Entre Nos (Limited)
Entre Nos Synopsis: Marianahas takes her two children from Colombia to New York to indulge her husband’s whim. When he abruptly abandons the family, she finds she must rely on her own courage and imagination to survive their first summer in the United States.
Just Wright Synopsis: JUST WRIGHT stars Queen Latifah (BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE) as Leslie Wright, a straight-shooting physical therapist who gets the dream job of working with NBA All-Star Scott McKnight (Common – DATE NIGHT). All is going well until Leslie finds herself falling for Scott, forcing her to choose between the gig of a lifetime and the tug-of-war inside her heart. Oblivious to her romantic overtures, McKnight is instead drawn to the affections of Leslie’s gorgeous childhood friend Morgan (Paula Patton – PRECIOUS), who has her sights set on being an NBA trophy wife. Is Leslie destined to play the role of “best friend” forever or will Scott finally see that what he always wanted is right in front of him? Set against the exciting world of championship basketball, the game of love takes on the battle of the sexes in the romantic sports comedy JUST WRIGHT, starring three of Hollywood’s most charismatic personalities as they navigate the full-court-press of love.
Letters to Juliet
Letters to Juliet Synopsis: When a young American (Amanda Seyfried) travels to the city of Verona, home of the star-crossed lover Juliet Capulet of Romeo and Juliet fame, she joins a group of volunteers who respond to letters to Juliet seeking advice about love. After answering one letter dated from 1957, she inspires its author (Vanessa Redgrave) to travel to Italy in search of her long-lost love, which sets off a chain of events that will bring a love into both their lives unlike anything they have ever imagined.
Princess Kaiulani (Limited)
Princess Kaiulani Synopsis: 888 Hawaii is a paradise teetering on the brink of civil war. The tide has turned against the long-incumbent royal family, under the malevolent influence of a rebel party with links to the American government. Within months, the Palace is overthrown, and the royals are exiled. Among them is the beautiful Princess Ka’iulani. Scarcely 12 years old, she is separated from her family and her homeland, and, for her own safety, is sent to a climate and a country that couldn’t be more different from Hawaii–Victorian England. Coming to terms with her fate, Ka’iulani undergoes a harsh and testing education that equips her with a sense of honor, duty and pride. What’s more, she falls in love with the spirited and rebellious young Englishman Clive Davies. Emerging from her childhood, and inspired by her blossoming romance, Ka’iulani realizes that she must do all that she can to bring an end to the injustices suffered by her people. She resolves to sail to America, to meet President Grover Cleveland, and to prove that she is much more than merely a ‘barbarian princess.’
Robin Hood Synopsis: In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.
“Robin Hood” chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard’s army against the French. Upon Richard’s death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion, a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff.
With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.