Wondering what to see this weekend?
In today's Weekend Ticket, I review movies opening this week. But if you're interested in other options, here are my recommendations for recently released films:
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Jason Segel, featured on Judd Apatow''s TV show "Freaks & Geeks" and on the current "How I Met Your Mother," isn't a gorgeous guy. But compared with other actors from the Apatow gang who've been paired with beautiful women, he's freakin' Cary Grant. (Geekin' Cary Grant?) And a smidge Diane Keaton, as well. As a bumbling dumpee who bursts out crying and replays sweet moments with Sarah in his head, Segel seems so vulnerable that anyone with a heart will identify.
Shine a Light
Mick Jagger dominates this Rolling Stones concert film, of course. Whatever creak might have entered his strut hardly matters when his enthusiasm remains so fervent and his body so fit at age 63 (when the movie was shot). The guy rarely stops moving. Or emoting. So much of his performance is about his movements and expressions when he's not singing.
Under the Same Moon
Adrian Alonso, who played Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones' son in "The Legend of Zorro," is an exceptional young talent. He brings a mature presence to Carlitos, a boy who crosses the Mexican border into the United States in search of his mother. Plus, he's as cute as all get-out.