In Selected Theaters: Alien Trespass, Sugar and More

by | April 3, 2009 at 2:10 PM | The Movies

Here’s what’s opening in selected theaters this weekend, and as Dave Letterman always says, “we just pray to God your city has been selected.”


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Alien Trespass
A fun, campy take on old pulpy 1950s science-fiction movies tells the story of a flying saucer crashing in a California mountain, bearing an alien out to destroy all life. Only local astronomer Ted (Eric McCormack), possessed by a benevolent alien named Urp, can save his town from certain disaster. Also starring Dan Lauria and Robert Patrick.


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Gigantic
Paul Dano stars as a listless mattress salesman and the afterthought child of his family who falls for a woman (Zooey Deschanel) who falls asleep in his store one day. Also starring John Goodman, Ed Asner, Jane Alexander and Zach Galifianakis.


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Paris 36
An eye-popping visual spectacle set in 1936 Paris, three friends stage an elaborate musical production to try and save their local theater.


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The Song of Sparrows
A man who loses his job on an ostrich farm is forced to move into the city and get a job as a motorcycle taxi driver, and the desperation of the job and the bitter experiences begin to change a kind and generous man into a lost soul.


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Sugar
The story of a Dominican pitcher attempting to come to America and succeed in Major League Baseball.