It is very nice to see Vardalos get a chance to go behind the camera—the writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding does triple duty here. Major bonus points of course are given to anything featuring the amazing Rachel Dratch!
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This new Italian romantic comedy from IFC definitely looks noteworthy. It seems to be a major change of pace from the dramas American audiences are used to seeing out of that country, and a welcome, refreshing change of pace.
I think if you look up “train wreck” in any dictionary, there will be a picture of this. What happened to Lara Flynn Boyle?!
By now you’ve probably yawned through Bride Wars and Paul Blart and wondered if there’s hope for your DVD player. It’s time to look beyond the blockbusters to find cool movies for hot summer nights. Yes, some of these recommendations are heavy dramas; some even have subtitles. So expand your horizons already.
Who’s in it: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, James Franco
Why rent it: Oscar-winner Penn gives one of his greatest performances as the late gay rights leader Harvey Milk. The story tackles a big panorama and finds personal stories that touch, inform and inspire.
Opening Wednesday in wide release:
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN (PG-13): This is the big one, the big kahuna, the movie expected to rule the summer box office. Director Michael Bay follows up his surprisingly effective smash hit from the summer of 2007 with the second of an expected trilogy of films about giant robots from outer space that can turn into cars and the befuddled teenager (Shia LaBeouf) who befriends them.