Opening: Robin Hood, Just Wright, Letters to Juliet & More

by | May 14, 2010 at 3:30 PM | The Movies

Here’s what’s opening in theaters nationwide this weekend, as well as some you can only find in selected cities. The epic medieval adventure Robin Hood finally charges into theaters, accompanied by a pair of romantic films of distinctly different flavors. One is Just Wright, set in the world of big-time basketball, and the other is Letters to Juliet, which takes us to the beauty of the Italian countryside. Take a closer look at all of these films below.

Robin Hood
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Ridley Scott’s highly-anticipated reimagining of the classic tale of the vagabond who robs from the rich and gives to the poor shows us the man before he became the legend. Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe) is an archer in King Richard the Lionheart’s Crusade who deserts with a band of friends, only to become honor-bound to deliver the sword of a fallen knight to his home, which is tended by the new widow Marion (Cate Blanchett) and her father-in-law Sir Walter Locksley (Max Von Sydow). This leads to a conflict with the snivelling prince of England (Oscar Isaac) as well as the threat of an invading French fleet led by the traitorous Godfrey (Mark Strong).

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Just Wright
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Queen Latifah stars as a physical therapist who is unlucky in love and caught in a sticky situation when Scott McKnight (Common), the star athlete she’s trying to rehabilitate from an injury, gets caught between her gold-digging friend (Paula Patton) and the growing bond he feels with her.

Letters to Juliet
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Amanda Seyfried stars as a woman going on a pre-honeymoon with fiancee (Gael Garcia Bernal) to Verona, Italy and finds the wall where lovelorn women write letters to Shakespeare’s Juliet Capulet in search of metaphysical romantic advice from a fictional character who killed herself over a misunderstanding in her mid-teens. When she finds a note from fifty years ago stuck in the wall, she writes back and encourages the woman to seek true love – and that woman turns out to be Vanessa Redgrave, who comes to Italy instantly to take that advice, along with her attractive grandson (Chris Egan). And thus, the search for lost love begins, and the seeds of new love are formed.


Princess Ka’iulani
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A Hawaiian princess (Q’Orianka Kilcher) escapes from the civil war to Victorian England, where she must learn how to fit in to a brand new society.

Best Worst Movie
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A documentary about the strange and amazing cult following that has sprung up around the gloriously bad film Troll 2, which you can watch in its entirety for yourself right here on Fancast!