This weekend Hollywood offers one for the guys, one for the girls, one for the ages, and one more that we're still not really sure about. Any way you cut it, it's a big upgrade from the past couple weekends of tropical storms and B-grade horror movies that audiences have had to contend with. Lots of interesting stuff to choose from, so read on to see what your options at the theater are and weigh in on the movies you want to see most.


What's It About? A stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver finds his back against the wall when a job goes awry.

Who's in It? Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, and Christina Hendricks; directed by Nicolas Winding Refn; written by Hossein Amini.

Where Is It Playing? Nationwide. (Showtimes & Tickets)

What Do We Think of the Movie? Awfully bloody and very awesome. (Watch Mr. Moviefone's 6 Second Review | Read our 25 Questions review | Critics' Reviews)


'I Don't Know How She Does It'

What's It About? A working woman somehow manages to keep her head above water while juggling her demanding job, her marriage, and her kids.

Who's in It? Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Christina Hendricks, Seth Meyers, Olivia Munn, and Jane Curtin; directed by Douglas McGrath; written by Aline Brosh McKenna.

Where Is It Playing? Nationwide. (Showtimes & Tickets)

What Do We Think of the Trailer? Looks a lot like 'Motherhood,' doesn't it? (Watch Mr. Moviefone's 6 Second Review | Critics' Reviews)


'The Lion King 3D'

What's It About? A young lion must overcome his guilt and take back his rightful place as king after his father is killed by his uncle.

Who's in It? James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, and Jonathan Taylor Thomas; directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff; written by 20 some-odd different people.

Where Is It Playing? Nationwide. (Showtimes & Tickets)

What Do We Think of the Trailer? We loved in 2D, we'll love it in 3D. (Critics' Reviews)


'Straw Dogs'

What's It About? A married couple move down South and soon find their lives in danger when the wife's high school sweetheart tries to win her back by force.

Who's in It? James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgard, and James Woods; written and directed by Rod Lurie; adapted from the 1971 Sam Peckinpah film of the same name.

Where Is It Playing? Nationwide. (Showtimes & Tickets)

What Do We Think of the Trailer? Still not sure why this movie's being remade. (Watch Mr. Moviefone's 6 Second Review | Critics' Reviews)



What's It About? A wife has an affair with another man, her husband has an affair with the same man, they all realize what's going on at the same time, and then things get interesting.

Who's in It? Sophie Roi, Sebastian Schipper, and David Striesow; written and directed by Tom Tykwer ('Run, Lola, Run').

Where Is It Playing? New York & LA.

What Do We Think of the Trailer? It's been a long time since we've gotten excited for a Tom Tykwer movie, but this one sure looks scandalous. (Critics' Reviews)


Other Limited Releases:

'The Weird World of Blowfly': A documentary about soul legend Clarence Reid who went from the top of the charts in the '70s to a modest life as the dirtiest rapper alive over the course of four decades. Starring Clarence Reid, Ice-T, and Chuck D.; directed by Jonathan Furmanski. (Critics' Reviews)

'Stay Cool':A thirty-something accomplished author returns home to deliver the commencement speech at his old high school where he was never very popular. While there, he reconnects with old friends and tries to woo the popular girl he used to have a crush on as a teenager. Starring Mark Polish, Winona Rider, Sean Astin, Chevy Chase, Hilary Duff, Jon Cryer, and Josh Holloway; directed by Michael Polish; written by Mark Polish. (Trailer | Critics' Reviews)

'My Afternoons with Margueritte': A village idiot befriends an elderly woman who teaches him about the world through the power of books. Starring Gerard Depardieu and Gisele Casadesus; directed by Jean Becker; written by Jean Becker and Jean-Loup Dabadie. (Trailer | Showtimes & Tickets | Critics' Reviews)

'Jane's Journey': A documentary about Dr. Jane Goodall who set out to change the world by living among the animals in Tanzania and in turn raised global awareness about how we are destroying our natural world; starring Dr. Jane Goodall, Kofi Annan, Angelina Jolie, and Pierce Brosnan; written and directed by Lorenz Knauer. (Trailer | Showtimes & Tickets | Critics' Reviews)

New York & LA Releases

'Restless': (NY, LA) A boy who's obsessed with death and talks with ghosts falls in love with a girl who's dying of cancer. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Henry Hopper, and Ryo Kase; directed by Gus Van Sant; written by Jason Lew. (Showtimes & Tickets | Critics' Reviews)

'Happy, Happy': (NY, LA) A romantic comedy about a woman in an unhappy marriage who falls for the happily married man who just moved in next door. Starring Agnes Kittelsen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Joachim Rafaelsen, and Maibritt Saerens; directed by Anne Sewitsky; written by Ragnhild Tronvoll. (Trailer | Showtimes & Tickets | Critics' Reviews)

'Prince of Swine': (NY) A courtroom comedy about a feminist suing a male chauvinist. Starring Nell Ruttledge and Mark Toma; written and directed by Mark Toma. (Trailer | Showtimes & Tickets | Critics' Reviews)

'Sound it Out': (NY) A documentary about the last remaining record shop in Teesside, England. Directed by Jeanie Finlay. (Trailer | Critics' Reviews)

'Silent Souls': (NY; LA, Sept. 30) In the wake of his wife's death, a man goes on a journey to cremate her at their old honeymoon location. Starring Yuliya Aug, Larisa Damaskina, and Olga Dobrina; directed by Aleksei Fedorchenko; written by Denis Osokin. (Trailer | Showtimes & Tickets | Critics' Reviews)

So which movie are you most excited to see this weekend?

'Drive' photo courtesy of FilmDistrict; 'I Don't Know How She Does It' photo courtesy of The Weinstein Company; 'The Lion King 3D' photo courtesy of Disney.
Prince of Swine
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La Tete en friche
Not Yet Rated2010
Based on 16 critics

Friendship with an elderly, well-read woman opens up a new world to a nearly illiterate handyman. Read More

Silent Souls
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Based on 15 critics

A man and a companion go on a journey to cremate his beloved wife on a riverbank. Read More

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Jane's Journey
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Based on 8 critics

Dr. Jane Goodall emerges as an authority on chimpanzees and a global humanitarian. Read More

Happy, Happy
Based on 18 critics

A housewife (Agnes Kittelsen) lands in hot water when a risque encounter goes too far. Read More

I Don't Know How She Does It
Based on 31 critics

A Boston financial executive (Sarah Jessica Parker) struggles to balance career and family. Read More

Sound It Out
Not Yet Rated2011
In Theaters on January 1st, 2011
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Stay Cool
In Theaters on September 16th, 2011

A successful author (Mark Polish) reunites with a high-school beauty (Winona Ryder). Read More

Based on 43 critics

A stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver has a price on his head after a botched robbery. Read More

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Straw Dogs
Based on 29 critics

Locals in a woman's Mississippi hometown push her screenwriter husband into violent retaliation. Read More

Based on 30 critics

A gravely ill teen (Mia Wasikowska) and a guy (Henry Hopper) who talks to ghosts fall in love. Read More

Not Yet Rated2011
In Theaters on September 16th, 2011

Ram and Janani go through three stages of love from high school through their later years. Read More