Here we go again with the list of movies that have opened this week.

Can you tell that Hollyweird has apparently run out of new ideas? It seems that lately all the movies that were good ( and quite a few that sucked) are being remade. This week we get a Bobcat Goldthwaite witten and directed version of ” World’s Greatest Dad” which as far as I can tell is an F-Bomb laden ( with Robin Williams are any of us surprised) remake of “Superdad”(1973)starring Bob Crane. Are there no new ideas out there?



It Might Get Loud

A gathering of three storied fret heads (The Edge, Jack White and Jimmy Page) turns into an expression of love for the electric guitar. This is a premium rock doc.


Jason Bateman shines as Joel, a lone, sane person swimming against a tide of idiots in this comedy by director Mike Judge ( Office Space). The story isn’t much, but the dolts in it are.

All About Steve

This unfunny, annoying, badly written, badly acted comic fiasco may be the worst movie in Sandra Bullock‘s career. She plays a socially inept woman who tries to win the man of her dreams.

Gerard Butler (300) is a prisoner in the near future controlled by a young online game player in this action-thriller. And in this shooting game, everyone plays for keeps. Ludacris and Michael C. Hall also star. The studio declined to screen the film in advance for critics.

My One and Only

Film about actor George Hamilton’s childhood is a grand, colorful coming-of-age story with a candy box color palette and a standout performance by Renée Zellweger.

Soul Power

Out-of-the-vault concert film captures the frantic planning and glorious execution of the three-day music festival “Zaire ’74.”

World’s Greatest Dad

Bobcat Goldthwait wrote and directed this refreshingly sensitive movie about a poetry teacher and frustrated writer (Robin Williams) who, as a single dad, is trying to raise a difficult son all by himself.


Director Martin Provost has created a transcendently beautiful portrait of Séraphine Louis, a briefly celebrated figure in the “modern primitive” school that included Henri Rousseau.

More movie reviews

OPENING FRIDAY, Sept. 9 and 11 From

9: The animated film set in a post-apocalyptic world opens in theaters on Wednesday.

Whiteout: Kate Beckinsale is a U.S. marshal tracking a murderer to Antarctica.

Sorority Row: Sorority sisters try to cover up a murder.

I Can Do Bad All By Myself: Tyler Perry directs Mary J. Blige, Taraji P. Henson and Gladys Knight.

Big Fan: Patton Oswalt is a New York Giants fan who meets his favorite player with violent results.

The September Issue: Documentary chronicles editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and the making of Vogue magazine.

Play the Game: A young man teaches the tricks of dating to his Grandpa Joe, who becomes the toast of the retirement home.

The Horse Boy: A Texas family travels through Outer Mongolia in hopes of finding treatment for their autistic son through horses and shamanic healing.