Theatrical Releases For May 6th, 2011: Thor And Something Borrowed

Thor, Something Borrowed, The Beaver and more hit theaters today! We’ve got the breakdown for you.

An Invisible Sign (NR), Dramatic Comedy – Story about a 20-year-old loner who as a child turned to math for salvation after her father became ill. As an adult, she now teaches the subject and must help her students through their own crises. Stars Jessica Alba, Chris Messina, and J.K. Simmons.

Caterpillar (NR), Drama – During the Second Sino-Japanese War, a village woman is given the grueling task of looking after her quadruple-amputee husband, a decorated solider tortured by memories of his war crimes.

Daydream Nation (R), Drama – A teenage girl moves to a small town, to find nothing in common with the stoner-hicks who populate her highschool. So she begins an affair with her teacher. But with a serial killer on the loose and townsfolk disappearing around them, their relationship takes a turn for the worse. Stars Scott Speedman, Andie MacDowell, Kat Dennings and Josh Lucas.

Forks Over Knives (PG), Documentary – Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

Haunted 3D (NR), Horror – Rehan visits Glen Manor to complete its sale, which his father had initiated, but he realizes that certain mysterious occurrences in the manor may jeopardize the sale.

Hobo with a Shotgun (NR), Action – Based on one of the fake trailers created for “Grindhouse,” this movie follows a homeless vigilante on a mission to clean up the city. Stars Rutger Hauer and Gregory Smith.

Jumping the Broom (PG-13), Comedy – Two African-American families from divergent backgrounds come together for a wedding on Martha’s Vineyard. Stars Paula Patton, Angela Bassett, and Mike Epps.

Octubre (RNR), Drama – A moneylender is a new hope his single neighbor, devoted to the October worship of Our Lord of the Miracles. They’re brought together over a new-born baby, fruit of Clemente’s relationship with a prostitute who’s nowhere to be found.

Passion Play (R), Drama – An angel under the thumb of a ruthless gangster is saved by a trumpet player down on his luck. Stars Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, and Bill Murray.

Something Borrowed (PG-13), Comedy A talented attorney at a top New York law firm is unhappily and single; as her engaged best friend Darcy is constantly reminding her. But after one drink too many at her 30th birthday party she unexpectedly ends up in bed with the guy she’s had a crush on since law school, who just happens to be Darcy’s fiancé. When Rachel and Darcy’s lifelong friendship collides with true love, it leads to unexpected complications and potentially explosive romantic revelations. Stars Ginnifer Goodwin, John Krasinski, and Kate Hudson.

The Beaver (PG-13), Comedy – A man walks around with a beaver puppet on his hand, treating it as something close to a human creature with human feelings. Stars Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, and Anton Yelchin.

There Be Dragons (PG-13), Drama – Tells the story of a Spanish journalist trying to mend his relationship with his dying father, a former fighter in the Spanish Civil War. He discovers his father was a close friend of Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer, the founder of the Catholic prelature Opus Dei. Stars Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, and Dougray Scott.

Thor (PG-13), Action – Story centers on Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin and is forced to live among humans. It’s while here on Earth that Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth. Stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman.

Vito Bonafacci (NR), Drama – Vito Bonafacci is a successful businessman who enjoys his lifestyle and the riches he has accumulated, but all that changes when one night he dreams he is having a heart attack. In that dream his mother appears from her grave and pleads with him to abandon his pursuit of greed and materialism. When Vito wakes, he is deeply affected by this vision and this leads him on a soul-searching journey to understand his life’s purpose. In a series of encounters with family and friends, he questions and explores the meaning of faith and the role religion plays in tempering one’s soul.

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