Scott Pilgrim vs. the WorldScott Pilgrim not only has to defeat Ramona Flowers' Seven Evil Exes, he also battle Julia Roberts and Sylvester Stallone at the box office. In what amounts to, for all intents and purposes, the last weekend of the summer movie season, three big-budget wide releases -- that couldn't be any more different from each other -- are headed to theaters this weekend.

Best Bet: 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World'

Starring: Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong
Directed by: Edgar Wright
What It's About:
Toronto native Scott Pilgrim is in love with Ramona Flowers. The only problem? To date Ramona, Scott must defeat her Seven Evil Exes. Based on the popular comic book, Scott Pilgrim plays out like a early '90s era Super Nintendo video game.
Why Should You See It? 'Scott Pilgrim' just might be the most unique film of the summer. While other big movies opening this weekend fall into the traps of playing to their respective demographics, 'Pilgrim' has a quirky charm that's hard to define. Plus, the surreal nature of the visuals leads to a refreshing "anything might happen" storyline.
You Might Like It If You Like: 'Shaun of the Dead', 'Hot Fuzz,' 'Youth in Revolt,' 'Superbad' (really any movie starring Michael Cera), 'Tron' Scott Pilgrim vs. the WorldScott Pilgrim not only has to defeat Ramona Flowers' Seven Evil Exes, he also battle Julia Roberts and Sylvester Stallone at the box office. In what amounts to, for all intents and purposes, the last weekend of the summer movie season, three big-budget wide releases -- that couldn't be any more different from each other -- are headed to theaters this weekend.

Best Bet: 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World'

Starring: Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong
Directed by: Edgar Wright
What It's About:
Toronto native Scott Pilgrim (Cera) is in love with Ramona Flowers (Winstead). The only problem? To date Ramona, Scott must defeat her Seven Evil Exes. Based on the popular comic book, Scott Pilgrim plays out like a early '90s era Super Nintendo video game.
Why Should You See It? 'Scott Pilgrim' just might be the most unique film of the summer. While other big movies opening this weekend fall into the traps of playing to their respective demographics, 'Pilgrim' has a quirky charm that's hard to define. Plus, the surreal nature of the visuals leads to a refreshing "anything might happen" storyline.
You Might Like It If You Like: 'Shaun of the Dead', 'Hot Fuzz,' 'Youth in Revolt,' 'Superbad' (really any movie starring Michael Cera), 'Tron'

Short on time? Mr. Moviefone's Six Second Review of 'Scott Pilgrim'

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Moviefone Minute: 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' Premiere
• Reviews: IndieWire's Leonard Maltin | Entertainment Weekly | New York Magazine | Coming Soon | More Critics' Reviews

'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' Trailer



Eat Pray LoveAlso New This Weekend: 'Eat Pray Love'

Starring: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Billy Crudup, Richard Jenkins, James Franco
Directed by:
Ryan Murphy
What It's About: Based on the bestselling book, Elizabeth Gilbert (Roberts) is not happy with her married life. She leaves her husband and starts a relationship with a young actor (Franco). Still not happy, she embarks on a year-long journey through Italy, India and Indonesia to find herself.
Why Should You See It?: Do you like movies that are as long as an actual vacation? At two and a half hours, 'Eat Pray Love' doesn't skimp on each of the films three foreign locations. Also, Julia Roberts, who is in every scene, takes on what might be the most up front and center role of her career.
You Might Like It If You Like: 'Runaway Bride,' 'Running With Scissors,' 'Under the Tuscan Sun' (or any Meg Ryan movie not named 'In the Cut')

Short on time? Mr. Moviefone's Six Second Review of 'Eat Pray Love'

'Eat Pray Love' Trailer
Ryan Murphy Wants Julia Roberts to Play a Drunk Substitute Teacher on 'Glee'
'Eat Pray Love' Stars Billy Crudup and Richard Jenkins on Meditation and Dance Parties (VIDEO)
'Eat Pray Love' Soundtrack Brings Together Eddie Vedder, Joao Gilberto and Sly and the Family Stone

Showtimes & Tickets
| 'Eat Pray Love' Unscripted Interview | IndieWire's Leonard Maltin's Review | Critics' Reviews

The ExpendablesAlso New This Weekend: 'The Expendables'

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke
Directed by:
Sylvester Stallone
What It's About: A mercenary strike team -- filled with just about every single relic of '80s action movies -- is hired to overthrow the corrupt government of a South American island. In the process, a lot of things blow up and a lot of people are killed.
Why Should You See It?: As stated, a lot of things blow up. Look, do we really need to tell you why you should see this movie? You already know exactly what this movie is about. And, based on that, there's either no possible way that you will see this movie or you've already purchased your tickets.
You Might Like it If You Like: 'Lock Up,' 'Red Heat,' 'The Transporter,' 'Cobra,' 'Daylight'

Short on time? Mr. Moviefone's Six Second Review of 'The Expendables'

'The Expendables' Trailer
'The Expanimals': 'The Expendables' ... But 10 Times Cuter
'The Expendables' Prize Pack Giveaway
Moviefone Minute: 'The Expendables' Premiere

Showtimes & Tickets
| Critics' Reviews

In Limited Release

'Animal Kingdom.'
This Sundance award winner deals with a young man coming to grips with his family's criminal empire. (Showtimes & Tickets)

'Tales From Earthsea,' a Japanese animated adventure involving magic and dragons. (Showtimes & Tickets | Critics' Reviews)

'Neshoba.' In 1964, three civil rights workers were murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi. This documentary explores the tensions in that county 40 years later. (Showtimes & Tickets | Critics' Reviews)

The Other GuysStill In Theaters, Still Awesome

'The Other Guys'
-- Showtimes & Tickets The best comedy of the summer. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are comedy gold.

'Toy Story 3' -- Showtimes & Tickets Sure, it's been out awhile. But as the summer movie season winds down, it worth checking out the best movie of the summer while it's still in theaters.

Date NightStaying In This Weekend?

New on DVD This Week: Steve Carell may be the hardest working man in show business, with three big movies so far this year, plus his role as Michael Scott on 'The Office' (which is sadly coming to an end after this season). 'Date Night,' the first of Carell's films this year, also starring Tina Fey, is now on DVD. Hey: Have a date night without having to leave your house! (Buy or rent the DVD)
Also Out This Week:
Chris Rock remakes the 2007 British comedy, 'Death at a Funeral,' Ashley Judd stars in 'Helen' and Brian Cox has 'The Good Heart.' More new DVDs
Movie Homework: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis all share a scene together in 'The Expendables.' None of these actors have ever appeared on screen together before, though, at one time, the three owned the Planet Hollywood restaurant chain together. The closest these three have ever come to being in a film before was in Schwarzenegger's 'Twins.' Schwarzenegger's character sees a movie poster featuring Stallone. This results in Arnold feeling his own bicep, which then causes him to laugh.

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