New in theatres this week: The Avengers, The Best of Exotic Marigold Hotel and LOL.


The Avengers
Rating: PG-13
Run time: 142 min
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Joss Whedon
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner
Synopsis: Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army.

The Buzz
After Serenity bombed and Dollhouse disappointed admit it, you were a little worried about “In Joss We Trust” Whedon’s spin at a major Marvel movie. If Cabin in the Woods didn’t restore your faith then look at the foreign box office receipts for The Avengers. Or maybe look at the pre-orders of tickets that eclipsed The Dark Knight Returns. The only real question here is, what will Whedon follow this up with?


The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Rating: PG-13
Run time: 124 min
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Director: John Madden
Stars: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson
Synopsis: British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.

The Buzz
OK, Judi Dench and Bill Nighy… when are the Oscars again? While I understand putting this movie up against a popcorn movie, i just don’t see why it is being sacrificed to the summer movie gods rather than being released in late fall to early spring.


LOL [limited] Rating: PG-13
Run time: 97 min
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director: Lisa Azuelos
Stars: Miley Cyrus, Douglas Booth, Ashley Greene, Demi Moore
Synopsis: As a new year at school begins, Lola’s heart is broken by her boyfriend, though soon she’s surprised by her best friend, promising musician Kyle, who reveals his feelings for her.

The Buzz
I’m still trying to get over the fact that LOL is no longer an acronym and is now a pronounceable word. Now I am asked┬áto believe that Miley Cyrus is an angsty teen. Azuelos remakes her hit French movie for American tween girls of all ages and genders.


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New in theatres this week: The Avengers, The Best of Exotic Marigold Hotel and LOL. The Avengers Rating: PG-13 Run time: 142 min Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Director: Joss Whedon Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner Synopsis: Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers...