Friday is here once again, which means movies are opening! Let's see what's debuting in theaters today. We've got boxers and monologers, Dawn Treaders and tourists, and the triumphant return of Mena Suvari and Matthew Modine!

And Everything Is Going Fine

Steven Soderbergh's documentary (sort of) about the late, great monologist Spalding Gray strings together clips of the genius at work. So it's an in-his-own-words kind of thing. You should see it, because Spalding Gray was (/still is) fantastic. (Limited release)



The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Part three of the Narnia series has people doing things that are magic, magically. I don't know. Ben Barnes sure is cute! Didn't the second one of these bomb? How is there another one? Well, from the looks of it, they slashed the FX budget considerably. So that's probably how. (Wide release)



The Fighter

Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale brawl it up as Lowell boxers facing the big bad world. The movie has been getting great reviews, and Bale is a lock for an Oscar nomination (if not a win), so you should probably go see it. (Limited release, opening wide 12/17)



Frankie and Alice

Halle Berry stars in this made-for-TV-esque drama about a woman with split personality disorder. One of her personalities is a racist white lady, so... could be interesting! (LA only)



Hemingway's Garden of Eden

Stars of yesterday Mena Suvari and Matthew Modine breathe life into a dusty old novel by Ernest Hemingway. The producers really want you to know this is a Hemingway story and thus classy, hence his name appearing in the movie's title. Classy indeed! (Limited)



Shakespeare's The Tempest

Hah, just kidding. The Shakespeare part isn't in the title. This is Julie Taymor's movie of the curious late-Shakespeare magical comedy. Helen Mirren plays a lady Prospero named Prospera, with the excellently cast Ben Whishaw as Ariel. Let's hope this is better than Taymor's Spider-Man Broadway musical. Like, a lot better. (NY & LA, opening wide 12/17)



The Tourist

Little known actors Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie star in this thriller about mistaken identity and dreamy Venetian location shooting. It was directed by someone named Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, which is one of the most spectacular names that I'm aware of. Don't know if that's a reason to see it, but it's something. (Wide release)