What's Playing 04/04/08

Welcome to the first opening weekend of April and that’s no joke. Not much is opening right now, but my guess is that things are just quiet before the big storm of summer blockbusters. If you are headed to the theatre this weekend though, you can check out a couple different things. George Clooney shows what it may have been like to play football. Abigail Breslin “shines” on her very own island. A band of kids haven’t learned that you shouldn’t go anywhere into the jungle with a local guy while on vacation. Some of you may even be fortunate enough to see an awesome rockumentary on the Rolling Stones. Not many options, but still lots to check out.

Wide Release

Leatherheads – Starring George Clooney, Renee Zellweger, John Krasinski, and more. Dodge Connelly is a brash sports hero in a mid-twenties professional football league and hopes to bring his team into the spotlight since the league seems destined to fold. Connelly brings in America’s boy Carter Rutherford to stir things up, but it proves to be more trouble then it’s worth.

Nim’s Island – Starring Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, and Gerard Butler. Nim Rusoe is a little girl that can make lots of things happen with just her imagination and that includes running her own island. Her life mirrors that of her favorite literary character, Alex Rover, who stars in books written by Alexandra Rover. An odd twist of fate brings young Nim and her favorite author together when Nim’s father goes missing and they must use all of Alex’s know-how to save him.

The Ruins – Starring Jonathan Tucker, Jena Malone, Shawn Ashmore, Laura Ramsey, and more. A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins.

Limited Release

Shine A Light – Starring The Rolling Stones and many more. Award winning director Martin Scorsese takes you on an in and out look in this career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their “A Bigger Bang” tour.

Meet Bill – Starring Jessica Alba, Elizabeth Banks, Aaron Eckhart, and more. A guy fed up with his job and married to a cheating wife reluctantly mentors a rebellious teen.

My Blueberry Nights – Starring Jude Law, Norah Jones, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz, and more. A young woman takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way.

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