Opening today: Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass takes Bourne to Iraq, Alice Eve is a way-too-hot chick for Jay Baruchel, Robert Pattinson falls in love with someone not named Bella, hell hath no fury like a mother whose child is endangered, and interracial wedding hijinx. Action junkies will be flocking to “Green Zone”, possibly the first Iraq War-set movie to have any chance at the box office thanks to its two main draws, Damon and Greengrass; meanwhile “She’s Out of my League” will bring in the horny boys, while the horny girls will probably drag their boyfriends to swoon over Robert Pattinson in “Remember Me”. That leaves the South Korean crime thriller “Mother” to all you indie-minded folks out there, while the mostly innocuous comedy “Our Family Wedding” should appeal to everyone else.
During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one bobby-trapped and treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that inverts the purpose of their mission. Spun by operatives with intersection agendas, Miller must hunt through covert and faulty intelligence hidden on foreign soil for answers that will either clear a rogue regime or escalate a war in an unstable region. And at this blistering time and in this combustible place, he will find the most elusive weapon of all is the truth.
Starring: Matt Damon, Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Antoni Corone, Nicoye Banks
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
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Tyler, a rebellious young man in New York City, has a strained relationship with his father ever since tragedy separated their family. Tyler didn’t think anyone could possibly understand what he was going through until the day he met Ally through an unusual twist of fate. Love was the last thing on his mind, but as her spirit unexpectedly heals and inspires him, he begins to fall for her. Through their love, he begins to find happiness and meaning in his life. But soon, hidden secrets are revealed, and the circumstances that brought them together slowly threaten to tear them apart. Remember Me is an unforgettable story about the power of love, the strength of family, and the importance of living passionately and treasuring every day of one’s life.
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, Tate Ellington
Directed by: Allen Coulter
She’s out of my League
Kirk (Jay Baruchel) is your average Joe who can’t believe his luck. He’s stuck in a seemingly dead-end job as an airport security agent, when against all odds, Molly (Alice Eve), a successful and outrageously gorgeous babe (a perfect 10, if you will) seems to have fallen for him. Not only is Kirk stunned, but his friends, family and his ex-girlfriend can’t believe it, too. Now he has to figure out how to make the relationship work, even though he’d be the first to admit that she’s totally out of his league.
Starring: Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, TJ Miller, Mike Vogel, Nate Torrence
Directed by: Jim Field Smith
Hye-ja is a single mom to 27-year-old Do-joon. Her son is her raison d’etre. Though an adult in years, Do-joon is naive and dependent on his mother, and a constant source of anxiety, often behaving in ways that are foolish or simply dangerous. Walking home alone one night down a nearly empty city street, he encounters a young girl who he follows for a while before she disappears into a dark alley. The next morning, she is found dead in an abandoned building and Do-joon is accused of her murder. Thanks to an inefficient lawyer and an apathetic police force, Do-joon’s case is quickly closed, but his mother refuses to let this be the end of the story. Trusting no one, Hye-ja’s maternal instincts kick into overdrive, and she sets out to find the girl’s killer and prove her son’s innocence.
Starring: Kim Hye-Ja, Won Bin, Jin Gu, Yun Je-mun
Directed by: Bong Joon-Ho
Our Family Wedding
“Our marriage, their wedding.” It’s lesson number one for any newly engaged couple, and Lucia and Marcus are no exception. They learn the hard way that the path to saying “I do” can be rife with familial strife. When they return from college and too suddenly announce their marriage plans, they soon discover that their fathers – two highly competitive over-the-top egos – can wreak a major amount of havoc on their special day. With insults flying and tempers running high, it’s anyone’s guess if the alpha dads will survive to make it down the aisle in one piece. Lucia’s mother is busy planning the wedding of “her” dreams and the only levelheaded one in the bunch is Angela, the groom’s father’s best friend and lawyer, who manages to keep her cool when the madness reaches a crescendo. With only weeks to plan their wedding, Lucia and Marcus soon discover the true meaning of love and find there is truth to the saying – that when you marry someone, you marry their entire family.
Starring: Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia, Regina King, Diana-Maria Riva
Directed by: Rick Famuyiwa