Opening Today

Up: Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, IMDB - This looks absolutely charming. I'll be seeing it with my brother next week.

More after the jump:

Drag Me to Hell: Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, IMDB - My pick for the weekend: It's a horror homecoming and I feel sentimental; Sam Raimi is one of the masters of the horror-comedy, and unlike a Roger Corman or Stuart Gordon, the emphasis is always on the horror. It also happens to be one of the best reviewed horror films since The Sixth Sense.

Okuribito (Departures): Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, IMDB - limited: This won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. It's supposed to be pretty darn good.

Not Sool (Daytime Drinking): Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB - limited: There is barely any information on this film. It's a South Korean film with the following IMDB plot description: "Hyuk-Jin has just broken up with his girlfriend and decides to take a trip to Jeongseon in the province of Gangwon-do. The next day, his friends are too hung over to get up, so Hyuk-Jin makes his way to his destination alone. A trip of opportunity takes a cruel and unexpected turn as misunderstanding and crossed paths occur over and over again. "

Eid milad Laila (Laila's Birthday): Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB - limited: Again, another film with little information. From IMDB: "Abu Laila used to be a judge, but because the government doesn't have the means to renew his assignment he is forced to be a taxi driver. On the day his daughter Laila becomes seven years old his wife insists that he'll be at home early and bring her a present and a cake. Abu Laila's has nothing else on his mind then completing this mission. But the daily life in Palestine has other plans."

The Maiden Heist: Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB - limited: Is Up that big a threat that all the tiny studios are literally dumping their small pictures this weekend to avoid the chance of pushing them to success. IMDB: "A comedy centered on three museum security guards who devise a plan to steal back the artworks to which they have become attached after they are transferred to another museum."

This one doesn't even have a trailer and it stars Morgan Freeman. WTF?

I'm not going to link to all the also-rans this week. It's depressing. There are five more films getting limited releases this week against Up. I don't get it. Rotten Tomatoes has the full run-down.

Box Office Results: 29 - 31 May 2009

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