Remember This?

blended_largeMemorial Day weekend in the U.S. means a lot of distributors releasing “difficult” pictures on which they’ve been sitting for months in the hopes that they’ll vanish unnoticed beneath the waves created by big studio blockbusters. And in fairness, that’s not always a bad strategy.

The Birder: Tom Cavanagh really puts everything into his performance as a myopic Auduboner whose attempts to repair his home and work situations go disastrously wrong. The movie doesn’t really deserve him.

Blended: Let’s say you’re Adam Sandler. How can you waste the goodwill you amassed by co-starring with Drew Barrymore in The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates? Well, I suppose “rope her into a nigh-unwatchable turd of a family comedy” would do it, yes. Rad agrees.

Fading Gigolo: John Turturro and Woody Allen are old pals doing old-pal things — like setting up a middle-aged male-prostitution gig — in Turturro’s latest directorial effort. Susan is unamused.

The Love Punch: … is a romantic comedy starring Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson. Not, as you may have suspected, a little old punch where we can get together. Glenn kinda hated it.

112 Weddings: Wedding videographer Doug Block’s lumpy but intriguing study of the couples whose nuptials he recorded once upon a time arrives straight from Hot Docs. Glenn thinks it’s worth a look.

X-Men: Days of Future Past: Bryan Singer returns for a massively ambitious time-travel installment that mashes up the franchise with itself, giant robots and Peter Dinklage. Cool.

So there you go. Is it mutants or Sandlers this weekend? I guess Sandler’s a kind of mutant too. Maybe just go see Godzilla. It’s really good.

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