Here’s a sickeningly-late rundown of what’s opening in Connecticut the weekend of May 9th. You hate me, don’t you? Get in line.
Neighbors: Comedy about a young couple (Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne) who find themselves at war with a neighboring fraternity house. I’m somewhat excited to see this, although the resume of Nicholas Stoller is filled with films I actually hate (Get him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Five-Year Engagement). No Jason Segal or Russell Brand is certainly a step in the right direction. 74% on RT.
Personal interest factor: 6
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return: Embarrassingly-cheap looking animated sequel to The Wizard of OZ. Featuring the talents of Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi, Martin Short and Kelsey Grammer. That would be a groan-worthy cast in 1994, let alone modern times.
Personal interest factor: 0
Those with time machines can still see Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) and Mommy Dearest (1981), which played at The Criterion Friday-Sunday.