The low-down on this week’s premieres
A remake of the 1972 disaster film The Poseidon Adventure, Poseidon follows a group of passengers, including Robert Ramsey (Kurt Russell), who attempt to escape a watery grave after a massive wave capsizes their luxury liner. The film is directed by Wolfgang Petersen, who previously confronted Mother Nature’s oceanic wrath in 2000’s The Perfect Storm.
After an electrifying kiss on the dance floor, Manhattan PR account exec Ashley Albright (Lindsay Lohan) magically swaps her good fortune with unlucky bowling-alley employee Jake Hardin (Chris Pine) in Just My Luck.
In the first film of a planned triology, Goal! The Dream Begins tells the story of Santiago Munez (Kuno Becker), a Mexican immigrant with aspirations to become a world-famous soccer player. Santiago is given the opportunity to prove himself on the field when he is recruited by a popular British league looking for young talent.
Based on Daniel Clowes’s short comic story of the same name, Art School Confidential explores the world of artists through college freshman and Picasso fan Jerome Platz (Max Minghella). John Malkovich (The Libertine) stars as an unusual East Coast art teacher and Terry Zwigoff (Ghost World, Bad Santa) directs. `See review, this page.`
Legendary underground singer/songwriter and recent Whitney Biennial participant Daniel Johnston is profiled in the documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston. Through audio tapes and interview with bands, the bipolar musician is revealed by filmmaker Jeff Feuerzeig. `Read an interview with Feuerzeig, page 25.`
On a Clear Day anything is possible according to Frank Redmond (Peter Mullan), an out-of-work shipbuilder who becomes obsessed with the idea of swimming the English Channel.
The Reporter is an independent film about a journalist (Juan De Lascurain) who has a spiritual awakening when he discovers Catholic priests are molesting children. The film will be shown at Santikos Embassy 14, May 10 at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m.
Local premiere dates for limited-release films are tentative and can change at the last minute. Please check your local theater listings to confirm showtimes.