2011 is due for its first blockbuster weekend. From Johnny Depp’s animated Rango and Matt Damon and Emily Blunt’s The Adjustment Bureau to teen flick Beastly, 80s throwback Take Me Home Tonight and Korean horror film I Saw the Devil, all the demographic bases are covered. We recommend Damon and Blunt’s effortless on-screen chemistry, the wondrously imaginativeRango, and indie festival favorites Abel and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. Film details, reviews and trailers are below.
Rango, Paramount Pictures (Review round-up) Director: Gore Verbinski; Stars: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Bill Nighy 75% on Metacritic, 85% on RottenTomatoes
Beastly, CBS Films Director: Daniel Barnz; Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer, Justin Bradley, Mary-Kate Olson. 46% on Metacritic, 18% on RottenTomatoes.
The Adjustment Bureau, Universal (Review round-up) Director: Georgie Nolfi; Stars: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt. 56% on Metacritic, 69% on RottenTomatoes.
Take Me Home Tonight, Relativity Media Director: Michael Dowse; Stars: Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Theresa Palmer, Dan Dogler. 42% on Metacritic, 34% on RottenTomatoes.
Happythankyoumoreplease, Anchor Bay Films Director: Josh Radnor; Stars: Malin Akerman, Zoe Kazan, Richard Jenkins, Kate Mara 48% on Metacritic, 37% on RottenTomatoes.
Abel (Mexico), Pantelion Films (Cannes) Director: Diego Luna; Stars: Geraldine Alejandra, Carlos Aragon, Karina Gidi. 93% on RottenTomatoes.
The Human Resources Manager (Israel / Germany / France) Director: Eran Riklis; Stars: Mark Ivanir, Reymond Amsalem. 67% on RottenTomatoes.
Unclee Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Thailand / UK / France / Germany / Spain / Netherlands) [NYC only], Strand Releasing (Cannes Winner) Director: Apichatpong Weerasethaku; Stars: Sakda Kaewbuadee, Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas 90% on Metacritic, 88% on RottenTomatoes.
I Saw the Devil, Magnet Releasing (Review round-up) Director: Jee-woon Kim, Stars: Byung-hun Lee, Gook-hwan Jeon. 66% on Metacritic, 73% on RottenTomatoes.