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Movie Beat 5/13/11 – Hesher, Everything Must Go, Bridesmaids, Priest

priest Movie Beat 5/13/11   Hesher, Everything Must Go, Bridesmaids, Priest

Paul Bettany in Priest

There’s an interesting, mixed bag of movies this weekend, and I think I can recommend all of them! Opening today are Hesher, Everything Must Go, Bridesmaids, and Priest.

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Hesher:

This stars Joseph Gordon Levitt, Natalie Portman, and Rainn Wilson. It’s an interesting premise – an anti-social loner (played by Joseph Gordon Levitt) takes up residence in a grief-stricken family’s garage and begins to affect t heir lives with his own anger issues. They help each other heal.

It’s getting great reviews. People are saying it’s a really interesting, thought-provoking film.

Everything Must Go:

If you’re looking for a comedy, how about Everything Must Go? I didn’t even know Will Ferrell had a new movie opening up! How’d they keep this a secret? It’s in limited release (as is Hesher).

Will Ferrell plays a guy who loses his job, loses his wife, starts drinking – his life is crumbling and he decides to sell his worldly possessions on the front lawn of his house with the help of two neighbors. This is a dark comedy, but great cast – Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall (who I love), Laura Dern, Stephen Root.

How did they keep this under the radar, and why would they? I didn’t even know this film existed until today!

Bridesmaids:

This looks funny. It stars my buddy, Kristen Wiig, and Maya Rudolph. The story is pretty straight forward. A woman’s getting married and her best friends as her bridesmaids, but chaos ensues and they’re all a wacky bunch of broads.

Judd Apatow produced it – the man who gave us The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up. It’s got a pretty good pedigree, a great cast of very funny women.

My pick of the week:
Priest:

Priest is the story of a priest who has to disobey his church’s law to track down vampires who have kidnapped his niece. I’m guess there’s some ass-kicking, vampire-murdering action that goes on in Priest.

Paul Bettany has become quite the action-adventure star. he stars in the film along with Cam Gigandet and Maggie Q. It’s in 3D also, if you wanna check that out.

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  1. brew says:

    Fockin Metallica!

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