A young Englishman marries a glamorous American. When he brings her home to meet the parents, she arrives like a blast from the future - blowing their entrenched British stuffiness out the window.
In a stunning upset, Shawn Levy's sequel Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian beat out McG's sequel Terminator Salvation to become the number one film of this Memorial Day weekend. The comedy, starring Ben Stiller as museum guard Larry Daley, pulled in an estimated $70 million over the course of four days, proving that good old fashion family fun never goes out of style. The original Night at the Museum only pulled in $30 million on its opening weekend back in December of 2006, but then went on to gross more than $574 million worldwide.
Terminator Salvation debuted in second place with $53.8 million. McG directed this fourth installment of the popular killer robot franchise, which stars Christian Bale as John Connor, Anton Yelchin as Kyle Reese, and Sam Worthington as half-man/half-cyborg Marcus. The film opened on Thursday, but that one-day head start only brings its cumulative grosses up to $67.1 million, still not enough to beat Museum's Capuchin monkeys.Read More
The stunning Jessica Biel has her finest performance yet in director Stephan Elliot's Easy Virtue. An adaptation of the Noel Coward play, Biel stars as Larita Whittaker, a glamorous American woman trying desperately to adapt to her husband's (Ben Barnes) uptight English family in 1920's England. Kristin Scott Thomas, amazing as usual, play's her ruthless and unforgiving mother-in-law. The film is a sharp and funny take on class distinction at the turn of the century. Colin Firth co-stars as her father-in-law, and only ally, in the cutthroat world of English society. English period costume drama is rarely as funny and entertaining. Check out below as Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, and Director Stephan Elliot discuss the making of Easy Virtue.
Easy Virtue hits theaters Friday May 22nd, 2009.Read More