Film Clips: This weekends movie openings and more April 30 2010

Furry Vengeance is the scariest movie release since The Toothfairy.


EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP 4 stars (R ) This documentary about underground grafitti art and the cultural establishment may not be all it appears. The narrative follows Thierry Guetta, an amateur French filmmaker who documents the exhilarating transgressions of street artists like Shepard Fairey and enigmatic “guerilla artist” Banksy. When the director himself turns into an artist nicknamed “Mr. Brainwash,” audiences may wonder whether this “Banksy film” is a prank on the art world and film audience, but it’s themes about the exhilaration of street art and the herd mentality of the art market still hold up. — ''Curt Holman

FURRY VENGEANCE 1 star (PG) Well-meaning but compromised real estate developer Dan Sanders (Brendan Fraser) bears the brunt of the animal outrage (including crotch-bites and skunk spray) at his company’s plans to destroy an unspoiled forest. No one would expect sophisticated humor from a film in which a bear locks Brendan Fraser in a Port-a-Potty, but Furry Vengeance even botches the dumb laughs. With poor material badly executed that looks dismally cheap, Furry Vengeance reminds you just how awful movies can be. — Holman

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET Freddy Krueger returns in a glorified remake of the 1984 original. Like the original, he's the serial killer with blades for fingers haunting your nightmares. If he gets you there, you're a goner in real life.