Well, the weather outside may still be frightful, so this weekend may be perfect for popping some popcorn and settling in with a good film. The list of recommendations is short, but there’s something for everyone. I’m skipping what’s popular and just going with what’s good.
We’re the Millers
A low-level pot dealer (Jason Sudeikis) creates a nuclear family that includes a stripper (Jennifer Aniston) to pose as vacationers in order to smuggle a drug shipment in from Mexico.
The Way Way Back
During a strained family vacation, a struggling kid finds friendship and solace at a local water park.
Call me crazy, but I found it really interesting. Ashton Kutcher stars in the title role.
First-time filmmaker Ryan Coogler brings to the screen one tragic day in the real life of Oscar Grant, a Bay-area man trying to turn his life around.
The Spectacular Now
It’s not Say Anything, but this story of an aimless high-school party boy who finds clarity with a quiet wallflower hits a lot of the same notes.
It’s not without its flaws, but this thriller about a barrister (Eric Bana) defending a terrorist accused of bombing a London market has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing.
Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg star as two agents for rival agencies unknowingly working undercover in the same crime ring. The premise alone makes it worth the rental.