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Weekend Preview: Bridesmaids, Priest, Hesher, L’Amour Fou, Jack Cardiff, Topp Twins, Skateland

Weekend Preview: Bridesmaids, Priest, Hesher, L'Amour Fou, Jack Cardiff, Topp Twins, Skateland

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:

Tomatometer | Metacritic

Priest, Screen Gems | Dir: Scott Charles Stewart, Cast: Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q | ThePlaylist.

Bridesmaids, Universal | Dir: Paul Feig, Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, Wendi McLendon-Covey | TOH! Review Round-up | “Hilarious and Heartfelt.”

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.

Skateland, Freestyle Releasing | Dir: Anthony Burns, Cast: Shiloh Fernandez, A.J. Buckley, Ashley Greene, Brett Cullen, Ellen Hollman, Heath Freeman | B- criticWIRE | indieWIRE Interviews Burns.

Everything Must Go, Lionsgate | Dir: Dan Rush, Cast: Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall, Glenn Howerton, Shannon Whirry, Jason Spisak | B- criticWIRE | “A Tender and Winning Indie.

True Legend, Indomina Releasing, China | Dir: Cho-long To, Cast: Man Cheuk Chiu, Xun Zhou, Michelle Yeoh | indieWIRE.

The First Grader, Nat Geo, UK | Dir: Justin Chadwick, Cast: Naomie Harris, Oliver Musila Litondo | B- criticWIRE | indieWIRE Interviews Chadwick.

Yves Saint Laurent – L’amour fou, IFC, France | Dir: Pierre Thoreton | indieWIRE | indieWIRE Interviews Thoreton.

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff, Strand Releasing | Dir: Craig McCall | indieWIRE | “Destined to become a perennial for film buffs everywhere.

The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls, Argot Pictures, New Zealand | Dir: Leanne Pooley, Cast: Jools and Linda Topp | indieWIRE | Melissa Silverstein interviewing the Twins in NYC May 13.


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