Opening Today: Toy Story 3, Jonah Hex, Cyrus, Killer Inside Me & More

by | June 18, 2010 at 5:03 PM | News, The Movies

Here’s what’s opening in theaters nationwide this weekend. At long last, Pixar is giving us what people have been clamoring for with Toy Story 3, which is sure to blow the doors off the lackluster summer season, while those who are looking for something a bit more slam-bang can check out the grizzled sci-fi supernatural western genre-bender Jonah Hex. If you happen to live in one of the preciously selected cities, you can also check out the indie dramedy Cyrus, pitting John C. Reilly vs. Jonah Hill, or watch Tilda Swinton playing a Russian speaking Italian in I Am Love. There’s also the chance to see Casey Affleck playing a small-town lawman/murderer in The Killer Inside Me, or the French feminism-driven comedy Let It Rain. Comcast On Demand is also premiering the documentary 8: The Mormon Proposition on the same day it hits theaters, so you can see just how a Utah church managed to involve itself in California’s electoral process to ban gay marriage.


Toy Story 3
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After 11 years, Pixar has finally added the third installment in the series that made them famous, and there couldn’t be a better conclusion to the tale of toys. In this outing, Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and the gang have to deal with the fact that their owner Andy has grown up and is about to head to college, meaning they’re faced with a choice adjusting to a lonely life in the family attic or making their way to a daycare center where they will be played with all the time. However, the big fluffy teddy bear Lotso runs the daycare, and things aren’t quite as perfect as they seem.

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Jonah Hex
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Josh Brolin stars as Jonah Hex, the disfigured and disgruntled bounty hunter of DC Comics fame, who is on a mission to stop the man who killed his family, one Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich) from launching a terrorist attack on the American capitol in an effort to destroy the post-Civil War Union. Things get even more personal when Turnbull’s henchman (Michael Fassbender) captures Hex’s brothel buddy Lilah (Megan Fox), but with the help of his supernatural ability to speak to the dead, Hex never loses his edge in the fight.

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Cyrus
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A Sundance indie dramedy (which is inexplicably being marketed like it’s the next Step Brothers) starring John C. Reilly as a lonely guy who meets a lovely woman (Marisa Tomei) he clicks well with, only to discover that she has a strange and seemingly co-dependent young adult son named Cyrus (Jonah Hill), who makes it his mission to break them up.

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I Am Love
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Tilda Swinton stars as a Russian woman living in Italy after marrying into a wealthy family, only to find herself stifled by the lifestyle, but when she seeks solace and liberation in an affair with her altruistic son’s restaurateur friend, it leads to tragic consequences.


The Killer Inside Me
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Casey Affleck stars in this Sundance film adaptation of Jim Thompson’s acclaimed 1952 crime novel as Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford, a small-town policeman struggling to hide his secret life as a serial killer, while everyone else remains mystified by the unsolved murders that plague the area. Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Ned Beatty and Simon Baker also star.


Let It Rain
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A politician on the rise is approached by her sister’s housekeeper’s son to take part in a documentary he’s making about successful women, but the examination into the image she’s projecting reveals that there are cracks in her armor growing larger by the day in this French comedy.


8: The Mormon Proposition
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This documentary focuses on Proposition 8, the amendment to California’s constitution to ban gay marriage, and the fact that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Utah flooded millions of dollars into deceptive advertising and misinformation in order to make sure it passed. Also explored is the institutional homophobia within the Mormon church and their despicable treatment of gays in general. Also available on Comcast On Demand today.