Opening: Zombieland, Whip It, Invention of Lying

by | October 2, 2009 at 5:31 PM | The Movies

Opening in theaters nationwide this weekend are a trio of fun movies, although they find their funsies in very different ways. There’s Ellen Page finding her calling in life as a badass roller derby girl in Drew Barrymore’s Whip It, there’s Ricky Gervais working his comedy magic in The Invention of Lying, and of course there’s Woody Harrelson beating the hell out of zombies with banjos in Zombieland. Also, Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story is expanding to a theater near you.

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Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg are an unlikely pair – a swaggering cowboy and a neurotic germophobe – who are making their way across a zombie-infested America in search of signs of life and intact Twinkies in this action-horror-comedy romp.

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Whip It
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Drew Barrymore makes her directorial debut and also straps on the skates for this coming-of-age roller derby story, which stars Ellen Page as Bliss Cavender, a teenage girl forced into pageants by her mother (Marcia Gay Harden) but struggles to find a passion in life until she runs across some unruly derby girls (Barrymore, Kristen Wiig, Eve, Zoe Bell) who inspire her to sneak away from her parents and become her own woman.

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The Invention of Lying
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Ricky Gervais is a man living on a world of complete and utter honesty who becomes the first man to discover that people will believe anything he says, even if they aren’t true, and he realizes he can use that ability to hook up with Jennifer Garner and do anything else he wants.

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Also opening: Toy Story 1 & 2 in Disney 3-D. Buy tickets on Fandango!

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