What’s Playing Nearby

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In which staffer Mark Krotov gives movie suggestions for those who fear to venture off the 1, 2, and 3 lines.
Now with IMDB links!

AMC Loews 84th Street 6

84th and Broadway

Scary Movie 4
Just to clarify, the implication of the title is that it’s the fourth in a series scary movies, rather than a movie that is scary simply because it’s the third sequel to a stupid and unfunny movie.

The Benchwarmers
This is an Adam Sandler film produced by Adam Sandler’s production company that stars Adam Sandler’s friends and whose plot seems like a remake of a bunch of other Adam Sandler movies. Not starring Adam Sandler.

Phat Girlz
Actual tagline:
Her dreams are about to get a whole lot bigger.

Rejected taglines:
Mo’nique is hitting the big time.
This spring, think big.
Mo’nique proves that bigger really is better.
We misspelled both words in our title. So there!

Also Playing:

V for Vendetta

Lincoln Plaza Cinemas

Broadway between 62nd and 63rd

Free Zone
If you want a little more insight into the Israeli-Palestinian crisis than the Spec editorial page can provide, let Natalie Portman educate you.

Look Both Ways
Completely Australian, partially animated, and possibly entertaining.

The Notorious Bettie Page
Remember Vanity Fair cover-girl Gretchen Mol? No, didn’t think so. But in this film, directed by American Psycho’s Mary Harron, she plays Bettie Page, who was, um, notorious.

Also Playing:
The Child (L’Enfant)

AMC Loews Lincoln Square 12

68th and Broadway

Kinky Boots
A whimsical comedy about a small British town that learns of the existence of non-white, non-straight people from a black transvestite. Insert joke referencing The Full Monty, Saving Grace, The Big Tease, and Waking Ned Devine here.

The Wild
Remember Dreamworks’ Madagascar, which was released last year? According to Disney, you don’t. Also, it’s worth noting that the film is directed by Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams.

Take the Lead
Antonio Banderas, the very definition of caliente.

Friends with Money
A movie starring Jennifer Aniston, Joan Cusack, Catherine Keener, and Frances McDormand probably will not do well with the target audience of Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector. Which means it will probably do very well.

Inside Man
A classic heist movie (there’s a fedora hat) that’s also completely modern (there is high-tech surveillance equipment), thanks to Spike Lee (there is social commentary) and Denzel Washington (there is awesomeness).

Also Playing:
Lucky Number Slevin
Ice Age: The Meltdown
Thank You For Smoking
V for Vendetta: The IMAX Experience
Failure to Launch
Deep Sea 3D
Across the Sea of Time IMAX

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  1. chris

    so phat girlz isn't the sequel to the catherine breillat movie, eh?

  2. sakib khan

    Thanks for the IMDB!

  3. Mike Tyson

    Man this makes me hungry. I want some childrens.

  4. yay mark

    mark keeps getting better and better at this.

  5. To Mark:

    Youre funny. Keep it up.

  6. myfingerwontstophurting

    guy #1: mark is not funny.

    guy #2: more funny than a bunny.

    insert random gestures. yay movies.

  7. mat  

    you forgot Billy Elliot. then again, I wouldn'tve remembered Saving Grace.

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