Now the King of Far Far Away, Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn) lays down the law of the land for Shrek (Mike Myers) in DreamWorks Animation's "Shrek Forever After," releasing May 21, 2010 and distributed by Paramount Pictures.
A number of new movie releases will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release.
Shrek Forever After
Genre: Family, animated and sequel Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas Director: Mike Mitchell Rated: PG
After challenging an evil dragon, rescuing a beautiful princess and saving your in-laws’ kingdom, what’s an ogre to do?
Well, if you’re Shrek, you suddenly wind up a domesticated family man.
Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitchforks. What’s happened to this ogre’s roar?
Longing for the days when he felt like a “real ogre,” Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Now, it’s up to Shrek to undo all he’s done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one True Love.
“Shrek Forever After” – also known as “Shrek: the Final Chapter” – will be the last installment in the franchise.
Genre: Action and comedy Cast: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer, Ryan Phillippe and Rhys Coiro Director: Jorma Taccone Rated: R
Only one American hero has earned the rank of Green Beret, Navy SEAL and Army Ranger. Just one operative has been awarded 16 purple hearts, three Congressional Medals of Honor and seven presidential medals of bravery.
And only one guy is man enough to still sport a mullet.
In 2010, Will Forte brings Saturday Night Live's clueless soldier of fortune to the big screen in the action comedy “MacGruber.”
In the 10 years since his fiancée was killed, special op MacGruber has sworn off a life of fighting crime with his bare hands. But when he learns that his country needs him to find a nuclear warhead that's been stolen by his sworn enemy, MacGruber figures he's the only one tough enough for the job.
Assembling an elite team of experts – Lt. Dixon Piper (Ryan Phillippe) and Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig) – MacGruber will navigate an army of assassins to hunt down the evil-doer and bring him to justice. His methods may be unorthodox and his crime scenes may get messy, but if you want the world saved right, you call in MacGruber.
The following will open in limited release.
After the Cup: Sons of Sakhnin United
Genre: Documentary and sports Director: Christopher Browne and Alexander Browne Not rated
There are over 1.4 million Arabs who are citizens of Israel, facing the challenge of living in a Jewish state while maintaining their Arabic heritage.
In Israel, soccer is king, and Bnei Sakhnin has become the first team from an Arab town to win the prestigious Israeli Cup – and represent Israel in European competition. Fielding Arab, Jewish and foreign-born players, owned by an Arab, and coached by a Jew, Bnei Sakhnin’s success has begun to represent a symbol of coexistence, a potential bridge between Arabs and Jews in Israel.
But as Bnei Sakhnin begins its first season after their unexpected win, they know it may well be their first and last in the limelight.
Underfunded, lacking experience, and with a rift brewing between the star player and the coach, they face unprecedented challenges – impossible expectations have come with their sudden success, and failure to live up to them will carry consequences both on and off the field. “After the Cup”
tells the story of a soccer team that couldn’t create a new Middle East, but showed the world what it could look like.
Genre: Drama Cast: Michael Douglas, Mary-Louise Parker, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito and Jenna Fischer Director: Brian Koppelman and David Levien Rated: R
A middle aged man struggles to recapture his sense of propriety when it's revealed that he once had an affair with his girlfriend's 18-year-old daughter.