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Opening this week
Two documentaries featured on silver screen
Article published on Monday, April 19, 2010
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A number of new movie releases will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:

Oceans

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Zoë Saldana stars as Aisha in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Dark Castle Entertainment’s action thriller “The Losers,” released by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Genre: Documentary
Cast: Pierce Brosnan
Director: Jacques Cluzaud, Jacques Perrin
Rated: G

Disneynature, the studio that presented the record-breaking film “Earth,” brings “Oceans” to the big screen on Earth Day.

Nearly three-quarters of the Earth’s surface is covered by water and “Oceans” boldly chronicles the mysteries that lie beneath. Directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud dive deep into the very waters that sustain all of mankind, exploring the harsh reality and the amazing creatures that live within. Featuring spectacular, never-before-seen imagery captured by the latest underwater technologies, “Oceans” offers an unprecedented look beneath the sea in a powerful motion picture that unfolds on April 22, 2010.

The Back-up Plan

Genre: Romantic comedy
Cast: Michaela Watkins, Jennifer Lopez, Alex O’Loughlin, Noureen DeWulf and Melissa McCarthy
Director: Alan Poul
Rated: PG-13

The “Back-up Plan” is a comedy that explores dating, love, marriage and family in reverse.

After years of dating, Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) has decided waiting for the right one is taking too long. Determined to become a mother, she commits to a plan, makes a doctor’s appointment and decides to go it alone. That same day, Zoe meets Stan (Alex O’Loughlin) – a man with real possibilities.

Trying to nurture a budding relationship and hide the early signs of pregnancy becomes a comedy of errors for Zoe and creates confusing signals for Stan. When Zoe nervously reveals the reason for her unpredictable behavior, Stan considers his unusual future but eventually says he’s in.

Never before has love seen a courtship where a wild night of sex involves three in a bed – Stan, Zoe and the ever-present massive pregnancy pillow.

The real pregnancy test comes when both of them realize they really don’t know each other outside of hormonal chaos and birth preparations. With the nine month clock ticking, both begin to experience cold feet. Anyone can fall in love, get married and have a baby but doing it backwards in hyper-drive could be proof positive that they were made for each other.

The Losers

Genre: Action, adventure and thriller
Cast: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba and Columbus Short
Director: Sylvain White
Rated: PG-13

An explosive action tale of betrayal and revenge, “The Losers” centers around the members of an elite Special Forces unit sent to the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. But the team – Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar – soon find that they have become the target of a deadly double cross, instigated from the inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max.

Making good use of the fact that they are now presumed dead, the group goes deep undercover in a dangerous plot to clear their names and even the score with Max. They are joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda, who is more than capable of scoring a few points of her own. Working together, when they’re not arguing among themselves, they have to stay one step ahead of the globetrotting Max – a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war for his own benefit. If they can take down Max and save the world at the same time, it’ll be a win-win for the team now known as The Losers.

The following will open in limited release.

Best Worst Movie

Genre: Documentary
Director: Michael Paul Stephenson
Not rated

“Best Worst Movie” is the acclaimed feature length documentary that takes an off-beat journey into the undisputed worst movie in cinematic history: Troll 2.

In 1989, when an Italian filmmaker and unwitting Utah actors shot the ultra-low budget horror film, Troll 2, they had no idea that 20 years later they would be celebrated worldwide for their legendary ineptitude.

Two decades later, the film’s now-grown-up child star (Michael Paul Stephenson) unravels the improbable, heartfelt story of the Alabama dentist-turned-cult movie icon and the Italian filmmaker who come to terms with this genuine, internationally revered cinematic failure.

Is Troll 2 really the worst movie ever made as claimed by IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes? Or is “Troll 2,” as some would claim, a misunderstood masterpiece that never fails to entertain … a work of genius? Now, 20 years after “Troll 2” was made, the feature length documentary “Best Worst Movie” will explore the Troll 2 phenomenon through the personal story of the cast of characters that took part in its creation and uncover why it is celebrated by fans worldwide.
Article published on Monday, April 19, 2010
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