What New Movies Start Memorial Day Weekend 2010?

by Jason of New Movie Friday on May 27, 2010

in New Movies This Friday

There are five movies opening over Memorial Day weekend. Two are opening everywhere and three more open on a limited basis.

Opening Nationwide on Thursday, May 27th:

Movie: Sex and the City 2 (R)
Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis & Chris Noth
Genre: Comedy
Synopsis: The continuing story of Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha as they struggle to manage their love lives, friendships and careers in New York City.
First Thoughts: I have no desire to see this, yet I will probably end up watching it at some point.

Opening Nationwide on Friday, May 28th:

Movie: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13)
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley & Alfred Molina
Genre: Fantasy Action Adventure
Synopsis: A rogue prince and a mysterious princess join forces reluctantly in an attempt to safeguard an ancient dagger with the ability to release the Sands of Time from dark forces that want to use it to takeover the world.
First Thoughts: It’s a Jerry Bruckheimer production, which are always big and usually fun, but it is also based on a video game, which has not been a good thing in the past. Yet, the same people behind this created Pirates of the Caribbean from a ride at Disneyland, which was a whole lot less of a starting place than this.

Movies in Limited Release:

  • Agora – Historical epic starring Rachel Weisz and Max Minghella about the astronomer Hypatia and her attempting to lead a group of followers in a fight to save the wisdom of the Ancient World.
  • George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead – Zombie movie about two rival families. One that wants to wipeout all zombies and another that wants to quarantine them in the hopes of finding a cure one day.
  • Micmacs – French fantasy comedy about a group of underdogs that set out to get revenge on a weapons company whose weapons have played an unlucky part in one of their lives.

For New Movie Friday there are three new movies to choose from this week. They are George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and Sex and the City 2. Do any of this week’s new movies look good to you?

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