Can Bridesmaids win the box office? It’s being hailed by many as The Hangover for women, and Part II of that franchise doesn’t arrive until May 26, so this women’s comedy — which The Playlist calls “Hilarious and Heartfelt” — stands a chance at beating Priest and other new arrivals, but will have a hard time knocking Thor and Fast Five off their box office pedestals.
Several indies land in theaters this weekend, from Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s badly reviewed Sundance drama Hesher, co-starring Natalie Portman, and Will Ferrell’s Everything Must Go to docs Yves Saint Laurent – L’amour fou and Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff. There’s something for everyone.
Trailers, pictures, review links and more details below:
Priest, Screen Gems | Dir: Scott Charles Stewart, Cast: Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q | ThePlaylist.
The Big Bang, Anchor Bay | Dir: Tony Krantz, Cast: Antonio Banderas, Thomas Kretschmann, William Fichtner, Sienna Guillory | “A bonkers noir acid trip that looks kind of terrible.“
Hesher, Newmarket Films | Dir: Spencer Susser, Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Natalie Portman, Rainn Wilson, Devin Brochu, Piper Laurie, John Carroll Lynch | C+ criticWIRE | TOH! Interviews Gordon-Levitt.
How to Live Forever, Variance Films | Dir: Mark Wexler | HuffPost’s Review.
True Legend, Indomina Releasing, China | Dir: Cho-long To, Cast: Man Cheuk Chiu, Xun Zhou, Michelle Yeoh | indieWIRE.
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff, Strand Releasing | Dir: Craig McCall | indieWIRE | “Destined to become a perennial for film buffs everywhere.“