The Great GatsbyEverywhere

Baz Luhrmann does to F. Scott Fitzgerald what he did to William Shakespeare, only this time, it’s in 3D. Personally, I have little tolerance for Luhrmann’s brand of excess, but I will say, it’s a hard book to adapt well, (to wit), so maybe not trying to be extra reverent and faithful to the text and time is the way to go. (But I sure hope they corrected that neon sign since the first trailer was released.)


For some movie fans, the words “Tyler Perry Presents” may fill them with dread. But his movies make a shit-ton of money, so what do they know?! And, for what it’s worth, he really didn’t have any creative input into this one, instead just lending his name to the project because he liked it, and…his movies make a shit ton of money! That said, it looks to be your standard “meet the parents’ comedy, this time starring David Alan Grier, Craig Robinson, and Kerry Washington. (Speaking of Kerry Washington, you should probably just skip this, and hunker down this weekend for a binge-viewing of her TV show “Scandal,” because OMFG it’s sooooo good! And hot! And crazy!)

Kiss of the DamnedOpera Plaza

Sexxxay foreign girl vampires seduce the dude from “Gilmore Girls” and “Heroes,” have sexxay times, and then some bad stuff happens. Kind of looks like a snooze, but I do appreciate its awesome retro looking poster.

Love Is All You NeedEmbarcadero

Romantic comedy with an international setting and cast, including Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm, from the Oscar-winning director of In a Better World. Middle-aged woman survives cancer, finds out her husband is cheating on her, then meets Pierce Brosnan at her daughter’s wedding in Italy. Basically, if you’re over 50, you’re gonna love it.

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’sClay

Something about a documentary about a super-high-end department store and how fabulous it is makes me equally sick to my stomach, and dying to go see it. Which is pretty much how I feel about fashion in general. Bring your clothes-horse mom to see it on Mother’s Day! MUCH cheaper than getting her a Bergdorf’s gift card, that’s for sure.

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Rain Jokinen watches a lot of television and movies and then writes things about them on the Internet. She's a San Francisco native, and yeah, she'll rub that fact in your face any chance she gets.

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