It’s The First Good Movie Weekend of 2011

This weekend sees two good wide releases and two great limited releases. We could be getting out of the winter doldrums!

First up it’s Rango and The Adjustment Bureau. My Rango review is here, while my Adjustment Bureau review will be linked right here as soon as I’m done with it. I don’t think either film is an all-timer, but both are worth seeing. Rango in particular is a movie that will benefit from the big screen experience.

Beastly also opens this weekend, but that looks like torture. Also opening is Take Me Home Tonight, a movie that has been sitting on a shelf for three or four years. Obviously a stinker.

If you’re lucky to live in a town that plays smaller films, you probably have two other excellent options. I Saw The Devil is a real endurance challenge of a movie;  this Korean revenge film is brutal and bloody and clocks in at 2 hours and 20 minutes. But it’s an incredible, if exhausting, work of cinema. Meanwhile Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, which won the Palm d’Or at Cannes last year, is hitting America this weekend as well. I haven’t seen it, so I won’t be weighing in on it, but I will have an I Saw The Devil review shortly(ish).

What are you seeing this weekend? What did you see? This is your place to talk about it.