Opening: ‘You Again,’ ‘Wall Street 2,’ ‘Legend of the Guardians’

by | September 24, 2010 at 7:18 PM | The Movies

Here’s what’s opening in a theater near you this weekend: Gordon Gekko returns in the long-awaited sequel to Wall Street called Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, while Kristen Bell stars in an ensemble chick-flick comedy You Again and animated barn owls have adventures in Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.

Somewhat less likely to be in a theater near you are the limited-release films like Woody Allen’s You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, Ryan Reynolds’ Buried, James Franco’s Howl, teen comedy The Viriginity Hit and the education doc Waiting for Superman. Take a closer look at these films below.


Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps
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Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) emerges from prison into a much harsher financial world, forming an alliance with the fiancee (Shia LaBeouf) of his daughter (Carey Mulligan), but trust is very hard to come by in this realm of high-stakes finance.


You Again
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Kristen Bell finds out her brother is marrying the woman (Odette Yustman) who made her life hell in high school, and when that competition is renewed, so is the conflict between their mothers (Jamie Lee Curtis and Sigourney Weaver) and even grandmothers (Betty White, Cloris Leachman) get into the act.


Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
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Zack Snyder directs an animated adventure about a mystical race of barn owls who must deal with threats against their realms from sinister outside forces.

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You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger
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Woody Allen’s latest comedy about the lies we tell ourselves to distract us from death stars Gemma Jones as a woman clinging to the notion of a fortune teller to ease the despair of losing her husband Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) to a young ex-hooker (Lucy Punch), while her daughter (Naomi Watts) is stuck married to a failing writer (Josh Brolin), both of whom are looking to people outside their marriage (Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto) for consolation.


Buried
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Ryan Reynolds wakes up in a coffin, buried alive, and the mystery of why he’s in there as well as his desperate, terrified struggle to get out unfolds slowly with claustrophobic tension.


Howl
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James Franco stars as the renowned writer Allen Ginsberg in an innovative dramatic staging of his poetic masterpiece that was subjected to an obscenity trial in 1957 San Francisco and gave birth to a counterculture.


The Viriginity Hit
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A teenager’s attempt to lose his viriginity goes awry, and the embarrassing clip finds its way onto the internet and humiliates him – until he gets an offer from an attractive fan to be his first – with stipulations.


Waiting for Superman
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A documentary detailing the extent of the troubles with the American educational system, despite the notion that there should be “no child left behind,” and possible solutions to the problems.