The latest adventures of college potheads Harold and Kumar find the duo locked away in Guantanamo Bay after they’re mistaken for terrorists via a bomb-like looking bong, while Tiny Fey tries to capture more post-SNL magic with “Baby Mama” and former SNL teammate Amy Poehler. Meanwhile, Michelle Williams, Hugh Jackman, and Ewan McGregor try to inject some steamy sex appeal back to the big screen in hopes of grabbing some box office magic with “Deception”, which also happens to co-star Maggie Q. in what is probably her sexiest role to date.
Official Plot: A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her unlikely surrogate.
FYI: Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler are the stars. If you liked them on SNL’s Weekend Update, you’ll like them here. If not, not so much.
Starring: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Sigourney Weaver, Dax Shepard, Greg Kinnear
Official Plot: An accountant is introduced to a mysterious sex club known as The List by his lawyer friend. But in this new world, he soon becomes the prime suspect in a woman’s disappearance and a multi-million dollar heist.
FYI: Sexy thrillers haven’t done very well at the box office lately, and the plot reminds you of a Cinemax “skin flick”. Besides, who wants to watch people simulating sex onscreen in a room with 1000 other people?
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams, Natasha Henstridge, Maggie Q
Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
Official Plot: Follows the cross-country adventures of the pot-smoking duo as they try to outrun authorities who suspect them of being terrorists when they try to sneak a bong on board their flight to Amsterdam.
FYI: A comedy about being mistaken for terrorists and put in Guantanamo Bay? Ooooh boy, that’s either gonna go gangbusters or fall like a giant boulder. Probably somewhere in-between.
Starring: John Cho, Kal Penn, Eric Winter, David Krumholtz, Neil Patrick Harris
And the winner is … “Baby Mama” by a mile. Tiny Fey has a built-in audience and an easily digestible comedy will easily win the weekend.
Also opening in limited release: Deal, Rogue, Roman de Gare, Standard Operating Procedure, Then She Found Me