In Theaters: Iron Man 2, Babies, Happiness Runs, Mother and Child, Casino Jack

by | May 7, 2010 at 5:11 PM | The Movies

Chances are you’re going to see Iron Man 2 this weekend. That much is assured. But if slam-bang superhero action isn’t your style, and you live in the appropriately selected cities, you’ve got some other new options to consider, including the cuteness of Babies, the familial drama of Mother and Child, the dark cult story Happiness Runs and the anger-inducing documentary Casino Jack & The United States of Money. Take a closer look at all of these films below.

Iron Man 2
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In this highly-anticipated sequel to the blockbuster original Iron Man, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is reveling in being a superhero to the point of resisting the U.S. government’s attempts to commandeer the suit of armor he wears. But the real danger is in a disgruntled Russian genius named Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) and his Stark-wannabe financier Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell), both of whom are out to destroy him, as well as the fact that his own life-saving technology has some deadly side effects that may just kill him – and drive him alienate his best friends Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Jim Rhodes (Don Cheadle) and Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) in the process. Maybe SHIELD director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Tony’s mysterious new assistant (Scarlett Johansson) have something to say about it.

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Babies
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A much-anticipated avalanche of cuteness comes from this documentary following the first years of life of four different babies in four different parts of the world.

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Casino Jack & The United States of Money
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A documentary revealing the depths of uber-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and the massive bribery and corruption that fuels a lot of the wheeling and dealing in the United States Congress.

Mother and Child
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Annette Bening, Naomi Watts and Kerry Washington are three women all struggling with issues of maternity, femininity and family.

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Happiness Runs
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Rutger Hauer and Andie MacDowell star in a story about a young man who slowly begins to realize that the utopian commune of sexual and pharmaceutical freedom he’s grown up with isn’t quite the peaceful fantasyland it set out to be.