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Weekend Movie Guide: Passage to India!

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Though it opens Wednesday, I'm including The Darjeeling Limited in this guide because Wes Anderson is a director whose films you just automatically have to see and the more advance warning, the better. His latest jewel box follows three brothers (Wilson, Brody, Schwartzman) who decide to travel together across India in an effort to mend the rift that has grown between them all. Expect fantastical plot twists and plenty of whimsy.

Though many critics have somewhat derisively referred to The Kingdom as CSI: Riyadh, I'm expecting a taut, engrossing thriller from Peter Berg. The cast is first-rate (Foxx, Cooper, Garner, Piven, Bateman) and the subject matter is plenty meaty. Reviews have been below par, however, and the consensus appears to be that the film would have been better served with more American-Saudi political intrigue and less bang-bang-boom!

Now that The Game Plan is upon us, I think it's finally time to dispense with this whole "The Rock" business and just start calling him Dwayne Johnson. Taking a page out of the Schwarzenegger playbook, Johnson is transitioning from hard-core action movies to more family-friendly fare. In The Game Plan Johnson plays a star quarterback who finds out he has a bastard daughter--or, exactly what happened in Season 2 of Rescue Me.