New Movie Releases 5-6-11 – Thor, Something Borrowed, Jumping The Broom [trailers]
Thor, Something Borrowed and Jumping the Broom will start out their theater run tomorrow. Check out the trailers for them and also a ton of trailers for limited release movies.
The latest Marvel Comics movie stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, the Norse god of thunder. He’s banished to Earth and stripped of his powers after he reignites an ancient war in Asgard, the world of the gods.
–Natalie Portman is one of the scientists who finds him, and Anthony Hopkins plays Odin, the father of the gods back in Asgard.
“Something Borrowed“ (PG-13)
A romantic comedy starring “Big Love’s” Ginnifer Goodwin as a chick who gets drunk and sleeps with the guy she’s had a crush on since law school. Unfortunately, he’s engaged to marry her best friend, played by Kate Hudson.
–John Krasinski from “The Office” is in it too, but he’s not the one they’re fighting over. That guy’s played by Colin Egglesfield, who you may remember as Auggie on “Melrose Place” or Josh Madden on “All My Children”.
“Jumping the Broom“ (PG-13)
A comedy about two black families about to be joined by marriage. The bride’s family is ultra-rich and wants the ceremony to be held in Martha’s Vineyard. The groom’s family is working class, and you can guess how that goes over with them.
–Paula Patton is the bride, Angela Bassett plays her mom, and the rest of the bride’s family includes Romeo and the lovely Meaghan Good. “Modern Family’s” Julie Bowen has an amusing role as their very white wedding planner.
“The Beaver“ (PG-13) (Limited . . . it expands to more theaters on May 20th)
Mel Gibson plays a guy who’s so depressed that he walks around with a beaver puppet on his hand, and only communicates with people through the puppet as part of his therapy. Jodie Foster directed it and she also plays his wife.
“Hobo With a Shotgun“ (R) (Limited)
A truly AWESOME movie based on a trailer that’s included on the Blu-ray edition of “Grindhouse”. Rutger Hauer plays the vigilante hobo who unleashes homeless vengeance upon crooked cops, street gangs, and even a pedophile Santa.
“Daydream Nation“ (R) (Limited)
Kat Dennings has an affair with her high school teacher, while stringing along one of her stoner classmates. The teacher’s played by Josh Lucas. The movie’s getting a very short theatrical run. It’ll be out on DVD on May 17th.
“An Invisible Sign“ (Not Rated) (Limited)
Jessica Alba plays a shy math teacher who comes out of her shell when she falls for another teacher at her school. They try to make her look as nerdy and awkward as possible in the trailer . . . but it’s still Jessica Alba.
“Last Night“ (R) (Limited)
Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington are a happily married couple who are both tempted during a night apart. For him, it’s Eva Mendes. For her, it’s a handsome French stud from her past.
“There Be Dragons“ (PG-13) (Limited)
A historical drama set during the Spanish Civil War, with two friends on opposite sides: One becomes a soldier and the other one becomes a priest.
–The whole thing’s told in flashbacks as a modern journalist investigates the death of the priest, who was the founder of Opus Dei . . . which you’d probably never heard of before “The Da Vinci Code”. It stars Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, and Bond girl Olga Kurylenko.
“The Silent House“ (Not Rated) (Limited)
A Spanish horror movie about a woman and her father spending the night in an old house they’re going to repair. It was shot in one continuous take, and the last 78 minutes are her attempts to escape after her dad disappears.
–The main chick is Elizabeth Olsen . . . the younger sister of the Olsen twins, who’s actually building a decent career for herself by appearing in real movies.