What's Playing 03/20/09

An interesting trio of films open up this weekend giving us a little something for everyone again. Clive Owen and Julia Roberts are on screen together again and love one another then hate one another. Nicolas Cage gets a glimpse of the past and then a few of the future as he tries to make sure some of the greatest disasters to come don’t happen. Finally we have Paul Rudd and Jason Segel showing that it’s sometimes OK to have a man-crush and not be gay. Learn all you can this weekend at the movies.

Wide Release

Duplicity – Starring Clive Owen, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti, and more. How can you trust someone you distrust? How can you love someone you hate? A pair of corporate spies who share a steamy past hook up to pull off the ultimate con job on their respective bosses.

I Love You, Man – Starring Paul Rudd, Sarah Burns, Jason Segel, and more. Friendless Peter Klaven goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding. But when his insta-bond his new B.F.F. puts a strain on his relationship with his fiancĂ©e can the trio learn to live happily ever after?

Knowing – Starring Nicolas Cage, Chandler Canterbury, Rose Byrne, and more. A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son’s elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions — some that have already occurred and others that are about to — that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.

Limited Release

The Great Buck Howard – A young man, much to the chagrin of his father, becomes the new assistant to an illusionist in decline.

Super Capers – A good guy with no powers joins a superhero team with no clue against a bad guy with no shame.

Mancora – Following his father’s suicide, haunted by his inner daemons and hatred for the world in general, Santiago decides to escape the crude Lima winter to take refuge in Mancora, a beach to the north of Peru where it is always summer. Upon his departure, Santiago receives the unexpected visit from his stepsister, Ximena, a young and beautiful photographer in her late twenties, accompanied by her husband Inigo, a young surgeon from Spain. The three take off on a journey escaping reality and in search of themselves.