Friday movie roundup – May 15

Is it just me, or is there approximately zero interest in “Angels & Demons”? “The Da Vinci Code” was a big deal because the book had been so popular, but is there any buzz for the sequel? Anyway, here it is, as overly serious and not particularly entertaining as its predecessor. My review is at Cinematical.

That’s the only new wide release this weekend. In limited release (and expanding soon) is the delightful “Brothers Bloom” (review at, a whimsical comedy involving con men and capers. Mark Ruffalo, Adrien Brody, and Rachel Weisz star. New Yorkers and Los Angelenos are encouraged to see it immediately. The rest of you can wait until it comes to your city, if you must.

Then there’s “Management” (review at, starring Steve Zahn as an odd man who falls in love with — and some might say stalks — Jennifer Aniston. It’s a very peculiar romantic drama with comic elements, though I think the ads are playing it up like it’s a wacky comedy, which it isn’t.

Jim Jarmusch’s new “Limits of Control” is repetitive, and it also repeats itself and says the same things over and over again. Plus, there’s a lot of repetition.

Finally, remember the new crime comedy “Next Day Air” that opened last week? No? Well, I reviewed it for anyway.

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