Sneak Preview: Movies opening this week
ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO
The profitability of homemade pornos on the Internet convinces Zack (Seth Rogen), and his equally broke roommate Miri (Elizabeth Banks) to make an X-rated movie in Kevin Smith’s sweeter-than-it-sounds romantic-comedy. Former real-life porn star Traci Lords leads a supporting cast that also includes Justin Long and Smith regular Jason Mewes.
A single mother, a young boy and a grieving man find acceptance and forgiveness on the Mississippi Delta in Lance Hammer’s acclaimed debut film that won him top directing honors at last winter’s Sundance Film Festival. Besides its stark sweeping vistas, the film is notable for its fine performances by a cast made up entirely of amateur actors, all of them very good.
After a couple of bombs (``Swept Away'' and ``Revolver''), director Guy Ritchie looks to rebound with what’s being called his most accessible film since his sparkling debut ``Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.'' It’s about double-crossing London gangsters involved in a land scheme. Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson and Thandie Newton star.
I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG
Virtually ignored in the States and in her native Britain, Kristen Scott Thomas continues to produce sensational work in French flicks like ``Tell No One'' and this family drama about an ex-con (Thomas) trying to reconnect with her estranged sister (Elsa Zylberstein).
THE HAUNTING OF MOLLY HARTLEY
A private school for girls becomes a scary place for the new kid (Haley Bennett) in the haunted halls of this demented academia.
THE OTHER END OF THE LINE
"Desperate Housewives'' hunk Jessie Metcalf falls sight-unseen for a telephone operator he thinks is a Californian, but is really a woman living in India.
FEAR(S) OF THE DARK
Ten of the world’s most cutting-edge graphic artists take a stab at directing scary, animated shorts – all done in black and white pen and ink.
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