A roundup of the movies opening in theaters this week.
Dennis Quaid plays a best-selling author who, through flashbacks and recreations, spins a multi-layered parable about writers struggling to balance their romance with words and the beautiful women who love them. Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Olivia Wilde and Zoe Saldana costar.
The Brits give us their version of “American Pie,” as four recent graduates mark the demarcation between adolescence and adulthood by going on an island holiday in Crete. Ben Palmer directs this big-screen version of the hit British TV series that has since been refitted and recast for American teens by MTV. http://www.facebook.com/TheInbetweenersUsa
Filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson examine the link between the wonders and banalities of life, traveling to 25 countries over a four-year stretch photographing natural and spiritual wonders, all accompanied by the music of Michael Stearns, Marcello de Francisci and Lisa Gerrard. http://barakasamsara.com/