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Your Easy Girlfriend is a Burma VJ: Memorial Day at the Movies

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire May 22, 2009 at 3:57AM

Ben Stiller fighting historical figures and formerly inanimate objects in a museum, and McG destroying what semblance of respectability was left in "Terminator" franchise. That's what Hollywood is offering you this Memorial Day weekend, and indieWIRE's advice is to turn your back to them, and check out our calendar of specialty offerings. Because I mean, how can you go wrong: Steven Soderbergh giving porn star Sasha Grey a chance at a mainstream role as a high-end "relationship simulator"? A Jessica Biel-Kristin Scott Thomas cat fight in Stephan Elliot's Noel Murray adaptation (and, uh, long awaited follow-up to 1999's Ashley Judd vehicle "Eye of the Beholder") "Easy Virtue"? And there's more!
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Ben Stiller fighting historical figures and formerly inanimate objects in a museum, and McG destroying what semblance of respectability was left in "Terminator" franchise. That's what Hollywood is offering you this Memorial Day weekend, and indieWIRE's advice is to turn your back to them, and check out our calendar of specialty offerings. Because I mean, how can you go wrong: Steven Soderbergh giving porn star Sasha Grey a chance at a mainstream role as a high-end "relationship simulator"? A Jessica Biel-Kristin Scott Thomas cat fight in Stephan Elliot's Noel Murray adaptation (and, uh, long awaited follow-up to 1999's Ashley Judd vehicle "Eye of the Beholder") "Easy Virtue"? And there's more!

Each film coming out this weekend has its own page, complete with links to the extensive coverage we've done on the films here at indieWIRE, as well as general information on the films, trailers, roundups of critical opinion, and - please note - the opportunity for you the reader to rate and comment on each film. Here's links to this weekend's Memorial Day options, Stiller and McG aside:

Anders Østergaard's Burma VJ
Stephan Elliott's Easy Virtue
Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience
Yoji Yamada's Kabei: Our Mother
Wendy Key's Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight
Luke Meyer and Andrew Neel's New World Order
Bent Hamer's O'Horten