What's going on at the cineplex this weekend? Well, it's Valentine's Day, which is super awesome if you like
romantic comedies. If not, hopefully you like porn:
The biggest release of the week is undoubtedly the Will Smith-starrer Hitch. It's about as far from an indie film as you could possibly get, but reviews are surprisingly favorable for a piece of run-of-the-mill rom-com pap.
Inside Deep Throat, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and Brian Grazer's NC-17 rated porn-u-mentary is finally officially released in most major markets today. Reviews are somewhat mixed, but mostlypositive - and I imagine the Helen Gurley Brown interview alone is worth the price of admission.
As we breathlessly rushed to inform you last week, Jean-Luc Godard's Masculine-Feminine starts its restoration tour today in New York and Los Angeles. A. O. Scott does one of his Movie Minutes to convince you to go. You have until February 24.
Bride and Prejudice: Gurinder Chadha (Bend it Like Beckham) directs "Bollywood goddess" Aishwarya Rai in an update on the oldest love story known to Hollywood directors, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Advance word ranges from fairly mediocre to abysmal.
And, finally, there's a new martial arts warrior in town, and this one has absolutely no fear of barbed wire or flying refrigerators: go see Tony Jaa in Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior.