The Adjustment Bureau – Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Lisa Thoreson
Beastly – Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen
Rango – (voices of) Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant
Take Me Home Tonight – Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler
Movie of the Week
The Stars: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant
The Plot: A chameleon that aspires to be a swashbuckling hero (Depp) finds himself in a Western town plagued by bandits and is forced to literally play the role in order to protect it.
The Buzz: Director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Carribean Trilogy, The Ring) takes a swash at his first animated feature. I thought the trailer for this film was excellent — Rango looks to be visually stunning, narratively engaging, and comically amusing. Verbinski’s adventure-film stripes are well earned — he knows his way around the genre — and this looks to be a strong addition to his filmography.