Summer blockbuster season has its ebbs and flows, and this weekend certainly seems more ebb than flow. Still, it's not entirely devoid of movies to catch on the big screen (although Cinema Clock is trying to convince me that movies that have been out for weeks, that I have seen for myself in this very city, are just now premiering in Ottawa).
In terms of Hollywood-fare, Land of the Lost, a remake of the mid-70s TV show of same name and starring Will Ferrell*, and My Life in Ruins, in which Nia Vardalos learns that sometimes men are hot underneath their beards, both open this weekend. Neither one appeal to me, but you can certainly go see them if you wish. The Hangover (pictured, © Warner Bros), a movie that tested so positively with audiences that it's already been greenlit for a sequel, also opens this weekend, and I will be going to see that. I mean, who thought to put Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis together?
If you're feeling more art-housey, Act of God and Sin Nombre are opening this weekend at the Bytowne, and English Surgeon is opening at the Mayfair. If you're feeling art-housey and French-Canadian, J'ai tué ma mère, which won accolades and awards at Directors' Fornight (part of the Cannes Film Festival) just weeks ago, opens this weekend in Gatineau.