Even more robots go on a rampage with the next installment of "Transformers," and Woody Allen returns with a story about a much older man having an affair with a 19-year-old girl. Gee, could this be even slightly autobiographical?
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox return for another close encounter with their giant, flexible robot friends. Only this time director Michael Bay promises more noise and flash – as if the last one wasn’t obnoxiously loud and dumb enough.
MY SISTER'S KEEPER
Nick Cassavetes (“The Notebook”) directs this family melodrama about a mother (Cameron Diaz) so determined to save her cancer-stricken eldest daughter (Sofia Vassillieva) that she jeopardizes the well-being of her youngest (Abigail Breslin), who was conceived to provide blood, marrow and now, a kidney, to her sickly sibling.
In a variation on his “Curb Your Enthusiasm” curmudgeon, Larry David upsets and insults nearly everyone in his path in Woody Allen’s first New York-set comedy in years. In it, David enters into an unconventional affair with a 19-year-old runaway played by Evan Rachel Wood. Patricia Clarkson and Ed Begley Jr. play her rightfully disgusted parents.
Michelle Pfeiffer and Kathy Bates star in a steamy romance about a courtesan (Pfeiffer) who enters into a cougar-ous affair with a 19-year-old boy (Rupert Friend) in 1920s Paris. Stephen Frears (“The Queen”) directs.
A stop-motion animated story about people living in a Syndey apartment complex looking for meaning in their lives. And a booklet, which costs a mere $9.99, promises to provide them with all the answers, step by step. Geoffrey Rush and Anthony LaPaglia are among the actors providing the voices.
THE STONING OF SORAYA M.
In this topical flick from Iran, a woman (Shohreh Aghdashloo) sits down with a French journalist (James Caviezel) to talk about the brutal murder of her young niece, Soraya (Mozhan Marnò), and the lack of human rights for women in her male-dominated country. What’s scary is that it’s based on a true story.
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