Film Clips: Bieber Fever and Animated Garden Gnomes? Just Go With it!

Like an Eagle or Justin Beiber: Never Say Never and Just Go With It.



  • Tracy Bennet, Sony Pictures
  • Hashing it out over drinks, Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler star in Columbia Pictures’ comedy Just Go With It.

THE EAGLE 2 stars (PG-13) In second century Britain, a Roman centurion (G.I. Joe’s Channing Tatum) enlists a brooding slave (Billy Elliott’s Jamie Bell) to guide him through the untamed highlands to recover the long-lost Ninth Legion’s Eagle standard. Touching the Void director Kevin Macdonald presents a marvelous, moody first act that turns talky and tedious. Neither the thin script nor Tatum’s beefy performance can raise The Eagle as an intriguing character study, but it’s not fun or violent enough to be a kick-ass guilty pleasure. — Curt Holman

GNOMEO & JULIET (G) Star-crossed lovers on the wrong side of the fence, two garden gnomes fall in love. Caught in a feud between their red and blue hatted friends, the couple struggles to find happiness.

JUST GO WITH IT (PG-13) Or don’t go with it. It’s up to you. Adam Sandler plays a plastic surgeon who enlists his assistant (Jennifer Aniston) to play his estranged wife in a scheme to romance a young hottie (Brooklyn Decker). Nicole Kidman and Dave Matthews are also in it.

__JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER (G) Because some wishes come true. This real life fairytale documentary traces the roots of Bieber Fever to Stratford, Ontario and ends in 3D with a sold out performance at Madison Square Garden. Cue the shameless screams and applause now.
THE OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS (NR) Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents two programs for the live-action and animated short film Academy Award nominees. Don’t miss Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann’s surreal but achingly lovely CGI short The Lost Thing, which suggests Steven Spielberg’s E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial transplanted to Terry Gilliam’s Brazil.


KINGS OF PASTRY (2009) (NR) Fans of “Top Chef,” “Ace of Cakes” and “Iron Chef” should check out this documentary from acclaimed filmmakers D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, who follow three contestants to a prestigious baking competition in Lyon, France. French Film Yesterday and Today. Free-$7. Sat., Feb. 12, 8 p.m. Rich Theatre, High Museum, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-5000.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) (NR) George Romero established a seemingly inexhaustible genre of flesh-eating zombies craving human brains with this black-and-white horror flick, where the low production values somehow make it even more disturbing. On a double bill with Land of the Dead. Feb. 14-20. Showtimes vary. Cinefest Film Theatre, Georgia State University, 66 Courtland St., Suite 240. 404-413-1798.

WONDERROOT LOCAL FILMMAKERS’ NIGHT (NR) The Atlanta arts organization presents an evening of locally-produced short films including animations, narratives, music videos, experimental and avant-garde shorts, documentaries and other video art. Thu., Feb. 17, 9:30 p.m. $6. Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-873-1939.