Queue It Up: April 13, 2010

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PICK OF THE WEEK:

Defendor. I haven't seen it, but Woody Harrelson stars and it's supposed to be a pretty funny send-up of superheroes.  Perfect timing given that the similarly themed Kick-Ass arrives in theaters this weekend.  Coincidence? 

ALSO OUT:

Pirate Radio.  Also known as The Boat That Rocked in its native England.  Any movie from writer/director Richard Curtis (Four Weddings, Notting Hill, Love Actually) should be worth seeing, even if it's one as mediocrely received as this movie.  Phillips Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, and Nick Frost star.

The Slammin' Salmon.  Fans of Broken Lizard's prior flicks, Super Troopers, Club Dread, and Beerfest, might enjoy this new offering from the comedy troupe, set in a restaurant.  The downside?  Almost no buzz to this thing, and it barely registered in theaters.

NEW TO BLU:

Apollo 13.  This 15th edition of Ron Howard's modern masterpiece is a thrillingly detailed and intense recreation of the doomed Apollo 13 space mission.  This is a must-see (and must-own) movie.  I'll probably buy it from Amazon when I'm done writing this post.

A Nightmare on Elm Street.  The original horror classic with Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger.  Wes Craven directs and a young Johnny Depp stars.  This is one scary flick - back before Freddy became a walking punchline in the latter sequels.  See it before catching the Michael Bay-produced remake starring Jackie Earle Hayley as Freddy - out April 30.

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