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Zombieland, Whip It, Capitalism: a Love Story, The Invention of Lying, The Burning Plain

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After a short absence, Film Geek Central rises from the grave with five new reviews this week.


We start out with ZOMBIELAND, which we expect to do well at least for a couple weeks. Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin star in this film which features a roving band of people who survive by hunting down the zombies that have now taken over much of the world. This one is a comedy in the same spirit of SHAUN OF THE DEAD.

Drew Barrymore makes her directorial debut with WHIP IT, a film we're excited about even if we think the title sounds too generic. Ellen Page makes a triumphant return to the big screen as a young woman who realizes her own self worth as she becomes immersed in the culture of women's roller derby. Early word on this is that it's great, so hopefully this will be the roller derby film we've been waiting for since Racquel Welsh played the KANSAS CITY BOMBER.

Michael Moore. You'll either be interested in what he says or the very mention of his name will make you froth at the mouth. His newest, CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY looks at corporate crime. Moore looks at the current recession, what caused it, and how banks exploited it and used their government bailout money.

Ricky Gervais is a brilliant comedian and his first directing gig sounds like its exactly his type of concept. In a world where everyone can only tell the truth, Gervais is the first one to come up with concept of lying. In turn, he liberates himself and much of society.

Finally, THE BURNING PLAIN stars Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger in a film about a mother and daughter who try to reconnect after the daughter's traumatic childhood.

Hope to see you there, Film Geeks!