The real question is how much Spider-Man 3 will drop off from last weekend’s record, but here’s what else is opening.
In wide release:
- Delta Farce: A new Larry the Cable Guy movie, because, you know, retarded 10-year-olds need comedy too. Anyone care to bet the over/under on fart and gay jokes?
- Georgia Rule: What do the movies The Other Sister, Runaway Bride, The Princess Diaries, The Princess Diaries 2 and Raising Helen all have in common? A) They comprise Garry Marshall’s filmography for the last 10 years, B) they’re all on the torture set list at Guantanamo Bay detention camp or C) all of the above.
Of course, the answer is: C) all of the above. I guess the good news is it means Marshall isn’t making Raising Helen 2. For anyone who’s still interested, Jane Fonda is Georgia. This is a movie about her rules. Hence the title. Felicity Huffman and Lindsay Lohan co-star. Save your ticket stub and receive a free large cyanide laced Kool-Aid at the concession stand.
- The Ex: In this romantic comedy, married couple Zach Braff and Amanda Peet move from New York back to her home town in Ohio so she can afford to be a stay-at-home mom following the birth of their baby and…oh never mind. You can probably find this one in your local video store before you finish reading this sentence. There is some business with Jason Bateman in a wheelchair that I’m sure is funnier than a blow to the groin.
- 28 Weeks Later: 6 months after a rage virus transformed British citizens into crazed zombies, the US military has declared “mission accomplished” and the rebuilding of a ruined nation has begun. Wait, didn’t I see this one on CNN? A sequel title nearly as lame as Another 48 Hours, but this seems like the best bet of a weak crop of wide releases.