In Selected Theaters: Blood: The Last Vampire, Soul Power, Humpday, Mississippi Mermaid

by | July 10, 2009 at 2:09 PM | The Movies

Here’s what’s playing in selected cities this weekend, and as David Letterman says, we just pray to God your city has been selected.


Blood: The Last Vampire
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An adaptation of a popular manga about Saya, a mysterious woman of great power whose mission is life is to kill the shape-shifting vampires known as Chiropterans.


Soul Power
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Everyone knows about the Rumble in the Jungle between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, but there was also a music festival in Zaire to accompany that 1974 fight that suddenly became a three-day event when the bout was delayed. Featuring performances from James Brown, B.B. King, The Spinners, and Bill Withers, this is the story of that remarkable concert experience.


Humpday
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This Sundance hit is a buddy movie taken over the edge – when two old college friends (Mark Duplass, Joshua Leonard) reunite after a decade, they fall back into their macho patterns so much that they dare each other to enter an amateur porn contest, and their only idea on how to stand out from the pack is to have sex with each other on camera, even though they’re both firmly straight.


Mississippi Mermaid
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A re-issue of Francois Truffaut’s 1969 film starring Jean-Paul Belmondo as a man drawn into a deadly web of intrigue and betrayal by the mysterious con-woman Catherine Deneuve, who shows up to marry him instead of his mail-order bride.