new this week in U.S., Canadian, and U.K. theaters: ‘Despicable Me,’ ‘Predators,’ ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,’ more

U.S. AND CANADA/OPENING WIDE Despicable Me: “It’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!” is my new go-to phrase for when I’m excited about anything. If you can’t make it to the multiplex, try: • The Incredibles (2004): the last great animated movie about supervillains (and the superheroes who thwart them). • 101 Dalmatians (1961): For one … more…

I Am Love (review)

Tilda Swinton, matriarch of a ridiculously wealthy Milan family, has sex with a man not her husband. And she *likes* it. So she must be punished.

new this week in U.S., Canadian, and U.K. theaters: ‘Jonah Hex,’ ‘Toy Story 3,’ ‘Killers,’ ‘MacGruber,’ more

U.S. AND CANADA/OPENING WIDE Jonah Hex: Josh Brolin is a disfigured half-zombie gunfighter in the weird Old West. And it’s kinda not a comedy. [trailer] review to come If you can’t make it to the multiplex, try: • The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: The Complete Series (1993): The sadly short-lived Fox TV series is … more…

trailer break: ‘I Am Love’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Oh, Tilda Swinton, I do love you something fierce. I wish I loved this movie that much… I Am Love is now playing in the U.K.; it opens theatrically in the U.S. and Canada on June 18.

Tilda Swinton = Conan O’Brien

Conan O’Brien has suggested that Tilda Swinton portray him in a proposed, mostly imaginary potential HBO movie about the Tonight Show debacle… and she’s onboard with the idea. She told Movieline: I would just be only too happy. Yes, yes, yes, absolutely. Of course, she’s bent genders before, in Orlando and Constantine. But I’d venture … more…

Oscar after party

My luck at predicting the Oscar may not have been so hot this year — though I’m not sure it ever is — but I did get one thing sorta right. I said over at Film.com on Friday that if there was going to be an upset this year, it would be in the Best … more…