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Weekend Preview: Sucker Punch and Wimpy Kid vs. Indies

by Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
March 25, 2011 1:52 AM
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The weekend brings few mainstream releases -- just Sucker Punch and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (each mark 27% of Fandango's pre-sales, as of Thursday). If you are seeking something new, you may want to check out indie offerings from well-reviewed doc My Perestroika to Francois Ozon's delightful 70s feminist comedy Potiche starring Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu. Details, reviews and trailers are below.

Sucker Punch, Warner Bros.
Dir: Zack Snyder; Cast: Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens | Metacritic, 25% on RottenTomatoes | Review round-up.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, Twentieth Century Fox
Dir: David Bowers; Cast: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Rachel Harris | Metacritic, RottenTomatoes.

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Miral, The Weinstein Co.
Dir: Julian Schnabel; Cast: Freida Pinto, Hiam Abbass, Yasmine A; Massri, Omar Metwally | 46% on Metacritic, 19% on RottenTomatoes, C on criticWIRE. Here's TOH's Venice review.

Peep World, IFC
Dir: Barry W. Blaustein; Cast: Michael C. Hall, Sarah SIlverman, Rainn Wilson, Ben Schwartz, Judy Greer, Kate Mara, Taraji P. Henson, Ron Rifkin | 22% on Metacritic, 30% on RottenTomatoes, C+ on criticWIRE.

My Perestroika (Documentary)
Dir: Robin Hessman | 94% on Metacritic, 89% on RottenTomatoes, A- on criticWIRE.

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Skateland, Freestyle Releasing
Dir: Anthony Burns, Cast: Shiloh Fermandez, Ashley Greene, Taylor Handley, Brett Cullen | Metacritic, RottenTomatoes.

Bal (Honey), Olive Films
Dir: Semih Kaplanoglu; Cast: Bora Altas, Erdel Besikcioglu | 100% on RottenTomatoes | indieWIRE.

White Irish Drinkers, Screen Media Films
Dir: John Gray; Cast: Karen Allen, Anthony Amorim, Zachary Booth, Dan Burkarth | 54% on Metacritic, 60% on RottenTomatoes, C+ on criticWIRE.

Illegal, Film Movement
Dir: Olivier Masset-Depasse; Cast: Anne Coesens, Alexandre Gontcharov | Metacritic, RottenTomatoes, indieWIRE.

Potiche, Music Box Films
Dir: Francois Ozon; Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu | 66% on Metacritic, 75% on RottenTomatoes, B on criticWIRE. Here's TOH's early review round-up.

The 5th Quarter, Rocky Mountain Pictures
Dir: Rick Bieber; Cast: Ryan Merriman, Aiden Quinn, Andie MacDowall | Metacritic, RottenTomatoes.


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