Woodstock-mania continues with a new film by Ang Lee, as the story of the famous music festival is told through the eyes of one of its organizers.
“Brokeback Mountain” director Ang Lee takes us back to Max Yasger’s farm for celebration of the Woodstock Music Festival, as seen through the eyes of one of its founders, Elliot Tiber (Comedy Central star Demetri Martin), who lured the concerts promoters to Bethel, N.Y., after a neighboring town refused them a permit. Imelda Staunton, Liev Schreiber, Emile Hirsch and Paul Dano co-star.
PLAY THE GAME
Paul Campbell plays a smooth-talking ladies man who comes to the aid of his widowed grandfather (Andy Griffith), who want tips on how to become a player at his nursing home. But as Gramps starts getting lucky, the kid goes into a slump, proving once again that age trumps beauty. Doris Roberts, Marla Sokoloff and Liz Sheridan co-star.
Musician-turned-director Rob Zombie follows up in his recent “Halloween” remake with another tongue-in-cheek gore fest. Wish I could tell you more, but the studio is keeping the film away from critics.
THE FINAL DESTINATION: DEATH TRIP 3D
More of the same, as kids escape death and live to regret it. Like “Halloween 2,” this one is also apparently too scary for critics to see. Darn!
CAPTAIN ABU RAED
A lonely Jordanian airport janitor (Nadim Sawalha) finds a discarded pilot’s cap, slips it on and instantly becomes a favorite with the kids in his neighborhood, who believe he really flies airplanes. But soon his euphoria will be interrupted.
IT MIGHT GET LOUD
Consider this one a Guitar Hero’s dream, as director Davis Guggenheim (an Oscar-winner for Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”) rounds up Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White for a to-die-for chat and jam session.
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