The Good Life

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Trailer Park

By R. Kurt Osenlund, film critic and correspondent

Behold -- some of the newest trailers for some of the most exciting films in the pipe.

Hugh Dancy ("Evening") and Rose Byrne (FX's "Damages") star in this touching New York story from debut writer/director Max Mayer. Adam (Dancy) has the socially debilitating Asperger's Syndrome, but that won't stop him from trying to win Beth's (Byrne) heart. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and winner of the festival's Alfred P. Sloan award, "Adam" opens July 29.

For his first film since the disappointing "Spider-Man 3," prolific genre director Sam Raimi returns to what he does best: smart horror that truly entertains. Starring Alison Lohman ("Matchstick Men") as a young woman with a wicked curse that may just send her to the underworld, "Drag Me to Hell" may not sound like much, but give this preview a whirl and you'll be convinced: this ain't your average scary thriller.

2008 Academy Award nominess Amy Adams and Meryl Streep ("Doubt") reunite for this ladies' antidote to the testosterone-fueled summer blockbusters. Directed by Nora Ephron ("Bewitched"), the empowerment comedy sees Adams's character, Julie, attempt to cook a big bundle of Julia Child's (Streep) most famous recipes and redefine herself in the process.


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