New Releases for the Week of May 7, 2010


Iron Man 2

You have been repulsed.

IRON MAN 2

(Paramount) Robert Downey Jr., Gwynneth Paltrow, Mickey Rourke, Don Cheadle, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Garry Shandling, Jon Favreau. Directed by Jon Favreau

The summer blockbuster kicks off with quite possibly the most anticipated release of the season. In the sequel to the 2008 smash, Tony Stark finds the U.S. government eager to take control of his amazing Iron Man armor away from him, control he isn’t willing to give away quite yet. To make matters even worse, a rival industrialist wants his own version of the armor and is willing to do anything to get it, including employ a Russian psychopath to take Stark out.

See the trailer and clips here.

For more on the movie this is the website.

Release formats: Standard, IMAX

Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of intense action violence and some language)

Babies

(Focus) Ponijao, Bayar, Mari, Hattie. This French documentary follows the lives of four babies from just before birth until their first birthday. The idea is to explore the cultural similarities and differences in our attitudes towards birth, children and child-rearing, from locations as diverse as a nomadic family on the Mongolian steppes, a technologically savvy family in modern Tokyo, an agrarian tribal family in Namibia and a new age family in San Francisco, who may be the most alien one in the bunch.

See the trailer here.

For more on the movie this is the website.

Release formats: Standard

Rating: PG (for cultural and maternal nudity throughout)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

(Music Box) Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Peter Haber. Based on a worldwide best seller (and soon to be made into a Hollywood version), this Swedish film is about a 40-year-old murder that is being investigated by a disgraced reporter and a computer hacker, who discover that the murder is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the secrets of the corrupt Vanger family. This is meant to be the first film in a trilogy.

See the trailer, a clip and an interview here.

For more on the movie this is the website.

Release formats: Standard

Rating: Not Rated (but recommended for Mature Audiences due to graphic violence, nudity, rape and language)

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