What New Movies Start Friday, May 2nd?

by Jason of New Movie Friday on April 30, 2008

in New Movies This Friday

This week, there are six new movies hitting the big screen. Two are opening everywhere and four are in limited release.

Opening Nationwide on Friday, May 2nd:

Movie: Iron Man (PG-13) (Read Review)
Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Jeff Bridges, Terrence Howard & Gwyneth Paltrow
Genre: Comic Book Sci-Fi Action
Synopsis: A billionaire industrialist and genius inventor gets captured and builds a suit of armor to escape and then once back home, goes about building a better version of it, so he can protect people.
First Thoughts: Don’t know much about this comic book hero, other than he seems to resemble Batman in many ways. This is the first big budget blockbuster of the season and I can’t wait to watch it this Friday.

Movie: Made of Honor (PG-13)
Starring: Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin McKidd & Sydney Pollack
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Synopsis: A very successful guy that has no trouble with the ladies finds that his life is just not the same when his best friend leaves for six weeks. She comes back engaged to a well-to-do Scotsman. While she was gone, he realized that she was the girl for him and is shocked to learn the news of her pending marriage when she returns and more so, when she asks him to be her “maid” of honor. He decides to do so, only because from the inside, he thinks he can make her see that he is the guy for her.
First Thoughts: Looks to be decent counter programming for those not up for a comic book actioner this weekend.

Movies in Limited Release:

  • Fugitive Pieces – Psychological drama about a boy that saw his family killed by the Nazis and then was smuggled out of the country and eventually ended up a poet and translator in Canada.
  • Mister Lonely – Psychological drama about a Michael Jackson impersonator that meets Marilyn Monroe and moves in with her and Charlie Chaplin and their daughter Shirley Temple.
  • Redbelt – Tim Allen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Emily Mortimer, Alice Braga, and Joe Mantegna star in this action sports drama about martial artists that deplores competitions, but after saving a famous action star, he gets ushered into the industry and ends up in a prize fight.
  • Son of Rambow – Coming of age comedy about two young friends in 1980s England set out to make a homemade movie that recreates Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo: First Blood.

For New Movie Friday there are two new movies to choose from this week. They are Iron Man and Made of Honor. What new movie looks good to you this week?

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