New Movie Friday: Eat Pray Love! The Expendables! Scott Pilgrim vs. The World!

eat-pray-love-julia-roberts-1 New in theaters today is Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham, along with Julia Roberts and Michael Cera. Not all in the same movie, of course, although that’s an interesting idea. Here’s the rundown:

Eat Pray Love . One of my favorite movie stars, Julia Roberts, plays memoirist Elizabeth Gilbert in the big-screen adaptation of her popular book by the same name. Venturing off on a journey of self-discovery, she eats pizza in Italy, meditates in India, and finds love in Bali. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual references and male rear nudity; 133 min.

More after the jump…

The Expendables. Aging tough guys rock! Sylvester Stallone heads up a group of mercenaries out to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. The team also includes Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Randy Couture and Dolph Lundgren. Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger have uncredited roles, and look for Mickey Rourke, too. Rated R for strong action and bloody violence throughout, and for some language; 103 min.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Playing his usual meek-guy-you-root-for, Michael Cera has to defeat seven of her evil exes before he can find true love with Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Based on a comic book. Rated PG-13 for stylized violence, sexual content, language and drug references. 112 min.

Also in Limited Release:Animal Kingdom,’ ‘La Soga,’ ‘Peepli Live,’ ‘The People I’ve Slept With,’ ‘Salt of This Sea,’ ‘Tales from Earthsea’ (Disney), and ‘They Came to Play.’

Planning on seeing any of the new movies in theaters this week? Do you go for the high-octane flicks or are you more into the introspective films?

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  1. Jennifer Margulis Avatar

    So many good movies to see! So little time! Thanks for posting the trailers. I really want to see Eat, Pray, Love though I didn’t love the book…

    1. Jane Boursaw Avatar

      Thanks, Jennifer! I didn’t love the book either – well, I’ll qualify that and say it took me about half-way through to get into it. I liked it by the end, though. Plus Julia Roberts is one of my favorite actresses in the world, so that’s a bonus.

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  3. Frugal Kiwi Avatar

    I’ll admit it. I’m not a girlie girl. I’d rather see geek movies and ones with explosions than Julia Roberts. But you’ve covered it all.

  4. Alisa Bowman Avatar

    This is the first time I’ve seen the trailer for eat pray love. I don’t know if I can watch the movie. I’m so expecting something…. something that a movie cannot reproduce from a book. And I can already tell that I don’t like Julia Roberts as Elizabeth Gilbert. Muah. I’ll probably see it anyway.

  5. Susan Avatar

    Can’t wait to see Eat, Pray, Love! I absolutely adored that book.

  6. MyKidsEatSquid Avatar

    I’m with Frugal Kiwi, I’d rather see a few explosions than listen to inner monologue. I like movies to be very escapist. Actually, I’d like to see Salt. I know it’s not new this week but I need to talk the dh into a date night. Did you like Salt?

  7. Kris Bordessa Avatar

    I’m on the fence about Eat, Pray, Love. I didn’t love the book, but I do love Julia Roberts. I’m curious to see what she does with this.

  8. Donna Hull Avatar

    I didn’t care for Eat, Pray, Love the book but I can see where it will make an entertaining movie, especially with Julia Roberts.

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