2010 Spring Arts Preview: Movies

It’s hard to imagine a better onscreen pairing than the ubiquitous Tina Fey and Steve Carell as a married couple who get mixed up in some sort of crazy mistaken-identity farce. Don’t kid yourself: You’ll see it.



The question isn’t whether Iron Man 2 will make money, it’s how much: After the excellent 2008 original, this sequel has can-do-no-wrong Robert Downey Jr. returning as Tony Stark but also boasts roles for Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell. We are counting the days. Can. Not. Wait.



Russell Crowe reteams with his Gladiator director Ridley Scott (let’s all just pretend 2006’s A Good Year never happened) for this classic tale that will surely boast impressive acting and lots of flaming arrows. Oh, and Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian—go, Aussies, go!

So yes, this is happening. Does it even matter at this point what the plot is? (Answer: no.) Judging from the preview, there will be plenty of designer clothes, cocktails and travel with the ladies—plus supporting roles by Miley Cyrus (wtf?), Liza Minnelli (double WTF) and Penélope Cruz.




With the big-screen adaptation of the classic ’80s television show, we’ll get tons of star power (Bradley Cooper and some impressive-looking abs, Liam Neeson, Jessica Biel and Patrick Wilson), and tons of bananas stunts. Here’s hoping this one is a lot better than G.I. Joe … though we suppose it would have to be.

This elegant tearjerker stars Pierce Brosnan and Susan Sarandon as parents grieving over the sudden death of their son when a young woman (An Education’s Carey Mulligan) shows up and announces she’s pregnant with their grandchild. Bring tissues!

Perhaps the most interesting thing about this documentary about the Doors—besides the fact that it’s narrated by Johnny Depp—is that, judging from the trailer, we might have to reassess Val Kilmer’s performance in the Oliver Stone biopic.


This buzzy British import has what looks to be a badass Michael Caine looking to avenge his friend’s murder. Clint Eastwood, take notes!

Jesse Eisenberg stars in this based-on-a-true-story indie about a Brooklyn Orthodox Jew who ends up getting mixed up in Ecstasy dealing.

Neil Jordan and Colin Farrell team up for a modern fairy tale about an Irish fisherman who gets more than any he bargained for when he traps a beautiful woman in his nets. Could this movie be the new Splash?


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