Friday, August 6, 2010

Today's New in Theaters- 8/6/10

The Other Guys: I wasn't much of a fan of director Adam McKay and star Will Ferrell's last collaboration, Step Brothers; in enjoying their first R rating, they went for the kind of crass, off-putting vulgarity that their previous pictures skillfully skirted (Don't get me wrong-- I like me some R comedies. But they didn't do theirs particularly well.) They're thankfully back in PG-13 land with this cop/buddy/action/comedy parody, which looks (from the trailers, anyway) like it might do what Cop Out couldn't quite pull off.

Step Up 3-D: Wait a second, what?

The Sicilian Girl: It's a little bit dry and a little bit hard to engage with. But Marco Amenta's Italian melodrama is less an earthy crime story than a character-driven chamber piece, and within that construct, it has moments of real power and subtle complexity.

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