Movies! Nobody doesn't like 'em. Everyone likes them even more because they come out on Fridays, which is America's favorite day. So let's take a look at what movies are coming out today, from wizard adventures to prison breaks.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
If you need me to explain what this well-reviewed movie is about, then I'm going to have to ask you a question. What is Mars like? Did you meet any space aliens or moon people or anything? Man, it must have been so cool to be in space for the last ten years! (Widest possible release)




Made in Dagenham
This cheeky British seriocomedy tells the real-life story of a group of lady car plant employees who stood up to the man and demanded equal pay for equal work. It stars the generally endearing Sally Hawkins and features turns from the elegantly glowing Rosamund Pike and the pleasingly hedgehoggish Bob Hoskins. If you like quaint British uplift, rather than busy British magical majesty, this is the movie for you this weekend. (Limited release)


The Next Three Days
Screw all those Brits! Here's regular American action! (Starring, uh, an Australian. But they're the Americans of the Southern Hemisphere!) Crash hack Paul Haggis wrote and directed this Pittsburgh-set thriller about a desperate man trying to break his wife out of prison after she's convicted (wrongly? rightly? we don't know) of murder most foul. Liam Neeson has a one-scene cameo as a seasoned prison escaper, and Wentworth Miller can be seen in the back of a crowd shot, craning his neck, trying to see what's going on, wondering why he wasn't asked to be a part of this. (Wide release)


Today's Special
The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi stars in this heartwarming-type comedy about a haute cuisine chef who has to shuffle off to Queens to run his family's Indian restaurant after his father falls ill. So basically he reconnects with his roots and probably meets a girl, etc. etc. Personally, I would see this movie for the cooking and restaurant renovation scenes alone. What is it about those two things that are just so pleasing to watch? Remember Restaurant Makeover? Oh, man. So good. This is basically that, with more comedy. (Limited release)


White Material
Paris-born, Africa-raised director Claire Denis sets this drama in an unnamed African country that is roiling with rebellion, corrupt government, and the scars of colonialism. Isabelle Huppert plays a French plantation owner who navigates the horrifying landscape and tries to figure out her role, or blame, in the whole thing. It looks thrilling and scary and very depressing, so if you're into that kind of thing, go for it. Critics are loving it. (New York only)