What's Playing 06/12/09

Slow week here folks right in the full fledged heat of summer as just two flicks are opening up. Eddie Murphy does all he can to try and resurrect his career, but I really don’t see what happening. Imagine That! See what I did there? On a cooler note; John Travolta looks to be portraying his coolest character since Broken Arrow. Pick one or the other…but then again, just pick one.

Wide Release

Imagine That – Starring Eddie Murphy and more. A financial executive who can’t stop the downward spiral to his career, is invited into his daughter’s imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await.

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 – Starring Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro, and more. Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day’s work for dispatcher Walter Garbe into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.

Limited Release

Food Inc. – An unflattering look inside America’s corporate controlled food industry.

Moon – Starring Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, and more. Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon. The moon is where he has been working alongside his computer, GERTY, that sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet’s power problems.

Sex Positive – Explores the life of Richard Berkowitz, a revolutionary gay S&M sex worker turned AIDS activist in the 1980s, whose incomparable contribution to the invention of safe sex has never been aptly credited.