The first week of June is also the sixth week of blockbuster season, and it looks like the first weekend where the reigning champion has a legitimate shot at retaining the top spot. The battle for box office supremacy could be an outright dog fight. Aside from that, it also looks like the weekend to bring the first really funny comedy of the season. On the whole, even with a weak potential blockbuster, there are plenty of worthy movies in theaters (give Drag Me to Hell a shot, you won't be disappointed).
The Hangover. (2009, 100 minutes, R, comedy) I am really hoping I like this movie. All of the footage I have seen screams of hilarity. Of course, this is from the director of Old School, and that is a movie I did not particularly care for. The story has a group of friends heading to Vegas for a bachelor party. A night of drunken debauchery finds them losing the groom and having no memory of what happened over the course of a single wild night. The movie brings to mind Jon Favreau's Very Bad Things, which I want to watch again. The cast for this film includes Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifinakas, Justin Bartha, and Heather Graham.
Land of the Lost. (2009, 96 minutes, PG-13, adventure/comedy) The latest old school television show to get the big screen makeover has not been tracking all that well as preview screenings have been met with less than enthusiasm. I can't say I'm all that hyped up to see it, but I do like Anna Friel (RIP Pushing Daisies) and Danny McBride, so hopefully their presence will help it out a bit. Will Ferrell stars as Rick Marshall, a scientist intent on finding time warps. He ends up taking his team on an adventure that sees them meeting dinosaurs, giant crabs, lizard people, monkey people, and bloodthirsty mosquitoes. Please let it be at least mildly entertaining.