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Weekend Movie Guide: He is Iron Man!

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The natural inclination amongst civilized folk is to resist the bloated blockbusters that trample into theaters every summer. Surprisingly, that sentiment hasn't really applied to Iron Man 2. I imagine that's because of the tremendous good will accorded to Robert Downey Jr. I didn't love Iron Man 2 as much as Iron Man (click here), but it's still a solid piece of popcorn entertainment. There probably won't be a more adorable film this year than Babies. That will either bring you into the theater or keep you away (it will bring me in).

Is Jack Abramoff the personification of the evil of political lobbying or just a convenient stooge who took the fall for the true devils (e.g. politicians)? The superb documentary Casino Jack and the United State of Money explores that very question in Alex Gibney's usual non-polemic style. Don't take Mom to see Mother and Child for Mother's Day. It ain't exactly heart-warming. I love me some Tim Hutton, but Multiple Sarcasms is getting pilloried by critics so caveat emptor. I dig French movies, but prefer the sweaty, sexy love stories to "comedies" like OSS 117: Lost in Rio

Tickets, Showtimes, Reviews & Previews after the jump!

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Iron Man 2
Babies
Casino Jack and the United State of Money
Mother and Child
Multiple Sarcasms
OSS 117: Lost in Rio

Reviews

Iron Man 2
Babies
Casino Jack and the United State of Money
Mother and Child
Multiple Sarcasms
OSS 117: Lost in Rio

Previews

Iron Man 2

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Babies

Casino Jack and the United State of Money

Mother and Child

Multiple Sarcasms

OSS 117: Lost in Rio