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Speed Racer

The Plot: Seriously, I have no idea. People were driving cars and there were lots of colors.

Is it worth eleven dollars?: No. Reviews are already pretty poor. I’ve seen the trailer a few times on the big screen, and even two and a half minutes of the film felt like someone had jammed six pieces of bubble gum in my mouth, spun me around for a half hour and kicked me in the forehead with a soccer cleat.

Where is it playing in Brooklyn/New York?: Pavilion, United Artists on Court Street.

What Happens In Vegas

The Plot: A movie is made based on the most annoying and overused catchphrase since “where’s the beef?”

Is it worth eleven dollars?: No. Although to be fair, I hate Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz. And I hated the movie Just Married, to which this film looks identical. And I hate that the plot of this film revolves around Judge Dennis Miller sentencing the feuding couple to “six months hard marriage,” which is so ridiculous is would be out of place even in a 1960’s sitcom. The only thing that might make me watch this if it’s on cable when there’s nothing else to watch is that Zach Galifianakis (who needs to be in better movies) costars.  

Where is it playing in Brooklyn/New York?: Pavilion, Cobble Hill Cinemas, United Artists on Court Street.

The Fall

The Plot: A man tells a story to a young girl in the hospital.

Is it worth eleven dollars?: Okay, so I doubt the plot line above does the film justice. You should watch the trailer. This is the newest film from Tarsem Singh, who directed the film The Cell, which was a beautifully filmed piece of garbage. From the trailer, I would say that Singh’s sophomore effort looks much better. Also, the film has been endorsed and released by both Spike Jonze and David Fincher. This is a film that it is hard to recommend, but I’m sure has to be seen on a big screen.  

Where is it playing in Brooklyn/New York?: Landmark Sunshine.

Surfwise

The Plot: Documentary about an 85-year old surfer and sex guru who lives with his family of nine children on the beach in a small camper.

Is it worth eleven dollars?: Advance reviews aren’t great, but this look like a fun movie, if you’re into these kinds of documentaries. Director Doug Pray has made a bunch of other documentaries including Big Rig, Infamy and Hype!.

Where is it playing in Brooklyn/New York?: IFC Center.

The Tracey Fragments

The Plot: A girl hypnotizes her brother into believing that he is a dog, and then he disappears.

Is it worth eleven dollars?: Yes. The trailer looks like something pretty original, and the combination of Ellen Page in the lead role and a Broken Social Scene soundtrack can’t hurt. Director Bruce McDonald directs an adaptation of the novel by Maureen Medved.

Where is it playing in Brooklyn/New York?: CC Village Cinemas East.

Poultreygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead

The Plot: A fried chicken restaurant is opened on Native American burial ground.

Is it worth eleven dollars?: Only if you’re on acid. Troma director Lloyd Kaufman has directed plenty of other “classics” like Tromeo and Juliet and The Toxic Avenger. This film looks especially repulsive, but when was the last time you saw a movie that combined the genres of horror, musical, comedy and political satire?

Where is it playing in Brooklyn/New York?: CC Village Cinemas East.

Blue Velvet is playing as the Midnight Movie on Friday at the Landmark Sunshine, and the IFC Center is playing a midnight screening of Grey Gardens.

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