Opening this week in a theatre near you:
Cowboys & Aliens:
This film, directed by Jon Favreau (of the Ironman franchise), has been described by the producers as: “you’re watching Unforgiven and the aliens of Alien land”. Daniel Craig plays a cowboy who shows up in a desert town with a big, metal bracelet attached to his arm. Harrison Ford runs the town, ready to run Craig out of it until aliens attack, and the device on Craig’s wrist comes in handy. Cowboys & Aliens Website
Crazy, Stupid, Love:
Steve Carell learns that his wife (played by Julianne Moore) wants a divorce. Suddenly single, Carell starts hanging out at a local bar where he talks the ultimate player (Ryan Gosling) into becoming his wingman. The problem is this ultimate player has finally met his match when he encounters a girl that can resist his charms (Emma Stone). A great cast with a much-talked about script makes this comedy about relationships a must-see summer film. Crazy, Stupid, Love Website
The evil wizard Gargamel has kicked the Smurfs out of their native home, right into the middle of New York City. Will they survive the Big Apple and get back to their homeland? Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Jayma Mays (Glee) play the human couple determined to help the little blue people out. The Smurfs Website
If you can’t make it to the theatre, then stay at home to watch movies on CW 69 this weekend.
Saturday at 1:00 pm
Good Boy! (2003): Owen (played by Liam Aiken) is the neighborhood dog walker, who talks his parents (played by Saturday Night Live vets Molly Shannon and Kevin Nealon) into letting him keep a mutt named Hubble. Owen’s life changes when he wakes up one morning to discover that not only can Hubble talk but that he has been sent from outer space on a secret mission.
Saturday at 3:00 pm
Ultraviolet (2006): Milla Jovovich plays Violet, a “hemophage” who in 2078 is a member of an underground resistance that is fighting the government. Hemophanges are people who have been infected with a “vampire like” disease that gives them super human strength/speed but at a cost, they die after 12 years. Violet decides to risk everything to save a child that may be the key to her survival.
Sunday at 2:30 pm
In Her Shoes (2005): Toni Collette and Cameron Diaz play two sisters who just don’t get along in this comedy/drama. Collette is a by-the-book lawyer who has a thing for shoes and Diaz is a party girl whose behavior continues to get her into trouble. Their lives are changed when a grandmother they never knew, played by the wonderful Shirley MacLaine, pops up.