Seven new movies open this Friday. Two open wide and five in limited release. But, we all know, it’s all about the Spider-Man this weekend.
Movies Opening Nationwide for Friday, May 4th:
Movie: Lucky You (PG-13)
Starring: Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall, Debra Messing and Jean Smart
Genre: Romantic Drama
Synopsis: When at the poker table, Huck lets it all hang out. In his personal life he plays it close to the vest and avoids commitment. He is headed for the 2003 World Series of Poker and meets a singer named Billie. His biggest obstacle at the tournament is his poker legend father who left he and his mother when he was a little boy. Huck starts to figure out that if he is going to win at the table and in love that he needs to switch things up and start playing tighter poker while going all out in his relationship with Billie.
First Thoughts: It sounds interesting and even has a really nice cast, but given the week it is being released, they might as well called it Unlucky You. At first glance, it looks like alternative programming for Spider-Man 3, but that is a romantic drama as well, not just a comic-book actioner.
Movie: Spider-Man 3 (PG-13) (Read Review)
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church and Topher Grace
Genre: Comic-Book Action Drama
Synopsis: When a black entity from out of this world comes in contact with Peter Parker, he has to deal with its aggressive properties. Feelings of revenge and other temptations put obstacles in the way of his love life, while there are new villains to contend with. He must deal with his inner demons to once again become the hero that the city needs.
First Thoughts: This is the movie of the week and probably next week too. I already bought my ticket at Fandango and am ready to swing into my local theater for an assault on my Spidey senses. Can’t wait. How about you? Spider-Man 3 will also be showing at some IMAX theaters.
New Movies in Limited Release This Week:
- Americanizing Shelley – A Hollywood meets Bollywood romantic comedy that has a man trying to teach an Indian woman emigrant about American culture.
- Away from Her – A drama about a longtime married couple and their struggle with her Alzheimer’s disease.
- Civic Duty – Thriller about a guy that after years of watching the media portrayal of terrorist plots and whatnot since 9/11 starts to lose it when an Islamic grad student moves into an apartment next door. Is he on to something or is he just losing it?
- Paris Je T’aime – A collection of 18 small vignettes all set in Paris.
- Waitress – Romantic Comedy Drama that stars Kerri Russell and Nathan Fillion. Opens today, Wednesday, May 2nd.
Up here in Seattle, Spider-Man 3, regular and IMAX editions, Lucky You and Civic Duty are the choices for movies playing near me. But, as stated above, it is all about the Spider-Man this weekend.