Opening Wide: “Terminator: Salvation,” “2 Night 2 Museum,” “Dance Flick”

by | May 22, 2009 at 7:26 PM | The Movies

Terminator: Salvation
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McG jumpstarts the Terminator franchise by finally showing us the catastrophic war against the self-aware artificial intelligence Skynet and its army of robotic monsters out to exterminate humanity. Christian Bale steps into the role of the adult John Connor, who strives to inspire mankind’s pockets of resistance to fight the good fight against all odds. When the mysterious Marcus (Sam Worthington) is set loose from a Skynet prison farm, seemingly a refugee from the past, the secrets he carries will sow paranoia and distrust among the ramshackle army. Adding to the desperation is the fact that Skynet has it in for the teenaged Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin), who will eventually grow up to be sent back in time to be John’s father – meaning he must be rescued, or else John’s very existence is threatened. This is exactly where this series needed to go.

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
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Ben Stiller’s goofy night watchman is back, and this time he has to go to the Smithsonian to rescue his friends who’ve been shipped there by mistake. Featuring Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Jonah Hill, Steve Coogan, Bill Hader, Ricky Gervais, Dick Van Dyke, Ed Helms, Christopher Guest, Thomas Lennon and Darth Vader.

Dance Flick
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The never-ending Wayans family is back with a new spoof, abandoning the “Movie” model for the “Flick” schtick. This time, they’re riffing on the dance movie craze. They got jokes!