New Movie Releases for Friday, May 11th

Eleven new movies open this Friday. Four open wide and seven in limited release.

Movies Opening Nationwide on Friday, May 11th:

Movie: 28 Weeks Later (R)
Starring: Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne and Harold Perrineau, Jr.
Genre: Sci-Fi Horror
Synopsis: Six months have past and they think they have wiped out the virus, but have they? As family members reunite and the city starts to rebuild, they find that someone is carrying the deadly virus, but now in a form without outward symptoms. So, the battle wages on.
First Thoughts: Sequel to 28 Days Later. If this does even modestly well, look for 28 Months Later, 28 Years Later, 28 Decades Later, 28 Centuries Later and then ultimately 28 Millennia Later. That one should be great.

Movie: Delta Farce (PG-13)
Starring: Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall and D.J. Qualls
Genre: Comedy
Synopsis: Three guys get mistaken for Army Reservists and are sent to Iraq. But, they end up landing in Mexico. Thinking they are in Iraq they save a village from bandits and become heroes of the locals. Then the Warlord decides these guys need to be gotten rid of. Hilarity is supposed to ensue.
First Thoughts: This evokes thoughts of In the Army Now and those aren’t good thoughts. Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall are funny on stage, but this just looks really bad.

Movie: The Ex (PG-13)
Starring: Zach Braff, Amanda Peet and Jason Bateman
Genre: Comedy
Synopsis: A slacker must get a job when his wife, a high-powered attorney, gets pregnant and decides to become a stay-at-home mom. So, he goes to work for his father-in-law to support his family. In doing so, he is sabotaged at every turn by a guy in a wheel chair. That guy wants to ruin his life and win the love of his wife. He finds it hard to fight back against him.
First Thoughts: Great cast and looks as though it might be funny. Used to be called Fasttrack, but got a name change and a new release on life to theaters.

Movie: Georgia Rule (R) (Read Review)
Starring: Jane Fonda, Felicity Huffman and Lindsay Lohan
Genre: Comedy Drama
Synopsis: A pain-in-the-ass teenager is taken by her mom to live with her grandmother. A place the mom never wanted to go back to because of the strict code of conduct that she expects those who live with her to follow. Maybe a pain-in-the-ass grandmother is just what the girl needs to put her back on the straight and narrow.
First Thoughts: It has a solid cast and the trailer looks good, but we all know how deceiving that can be.

Movies in Limited Release This Week:

  • Blind Dating – A comedy about a blind guy who is shy around women, while not in every other aspect of his life, and gets help from his brother.
  • Day Night Day Night – A drama about a woman who goes to Manhattan and with the help of many handlers sets out to blow up Times Square. As she walks the streets, she doesn’t know when the bomb she is carrying will go off.
  • The Hip Hop Project – The story of Kazi, a homeless teenager in New York that used Hip Hop to inspire a group of other homeless teens to transform their lives using Hip Hop as the vehicle to do so. Russell Simmons and Bruce Willis helped them get studio time and fours years in the making they released a CD.
  • Life in a…Metro – It is a collection of shorts about people trying to find love in Mumbai, India.
  • Provoked: A True Story – The story of a woman from India who married a London-man and then was beaten for 10 years. She murders him and ends up in jail. While there she meets another abused woman and activists try to fight for their freedom.
  • The Salon – It looks like Beauty Shop with a political twist regarding the government’s use of eminent domain and a court battle.
  • ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway – See what it takes to get a musical on a Broadway stage. From casting, staging to opening night on to being nominated for a Tony award.

None of the movies in limited release are playing anywhere near me, so that leaves just the four wide openings for New Movie Friday to choose from this week. Which one would you go see?

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