Film Clips: This weekend's movie openings and more December 03 2010

Romance takes a backseat to action and comedy during this week's movie openings.


  • Photo Credit: 2010 Laundry Warrior Ltd./Relativity Media
  • Jang Dong Gun stars in The Warrior's Way, co-starring Geoffrey Rush, Kate Bosworth and Danny Huston.

FOUR LIONS (R) English satirist and journalist Chris Morris directs his debut comedy about a bumbling group of Islamist terrorists from Sheffield, England. The enthusiastic review in Slate had the headline, “These bombs go up to 11.”

TINY FURNITURE 3 stars (R) Debut filmmaker Lena Dunham not only wrote, directed and stars in this semi-autobiographical comedy, she cast her mother, sister and friend in roles comparable to their real selves. As a depressed college graduate named Aura, Dunham offers a sympathetic portrayal of a young woman stuck in a psychological rut. The film’s confrontational scenes feel unintentionally awkward, but Dunham’s script draws inspiration from the post-collegiate anomie of The Graduate with the romantic dilemmas of various Jane Austen stories updated as rom-coms. — Holman

THE WARRIOR’S WAY (R) A guy named Sngmoo Lee directs this super-stylish, special-effects heavy martial arts film about an Asian warrior (Korea’s Dong-gun Jang) who hides out in an American Western town with the likes of Geoffrey Rush, Kate Bosworth and Danny Huston.

BEST WORST MOVIE 3 stars (NR) A documentary about the grassroots cult following for the astonishingly lousy horror-fantasy Troll 2, directed by one of the child actors who starred in it. Best Worst Movie amusingly tracks the mix of condescension and genuine affection fans bestow on bad movies, and builds narrative tension through two personalities: the small-town dentist who starred in the film and finds short-lived celebrity with Troll 2’s notoriety, and the Italian director convinced of his film’s (dubious) value and clearly loathes that people laugh at it. Showing on a double bill with Troll 2. Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 11 a.m., 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Free-$5. Cinefest Film Theatre, Georgia State University, Suite 240 University Center. 404-413-1798. www2.gsu.edu/~wwwcft. — Holman