This weekend's two wide releases bring some odd sights to the screen: Alec Baldwin singing '80s hits in "Rock of Ages" and Adam Sandler playing Andy Samberg's father in "That's My Boy." But there's also a couple intriguing indies and two promising documentaries. Take a look at what's opening soon.
"Rock of Ages" (PG-13)
This big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name packs in the stars along with its hair metal hits. Get ready for rock numbers from the unlikely throats of Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise, and Russell Brand.
"Thatís My Boy" (R)
The latest from Adam Sandler's movie machine has the star putting on a goofy voice that could wear down audience's ears over a full film, a la his characters in "The Waterboy" or "Little Nicky." Recent "Saturday Night Live" departee Andy Samberg plays Sandler's son whose life is unhinged by his bothersome, immature father.
"Safety Not Guaranteed" (R)
The producers of the little indie that could "Little Miss Sunshine" return with another offbeat dramedy about a group of journalists chasing down the story of a man seeking a time-travel partner. Aubrey Plaza, playing a character not too far removed from her role on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," lands her first starring role.
"Lola Versus" (R)
Greta Gerwig, who played a sweet but awkward girl opposite Ben Stiller in 2010's "Greenberg," plays another sweet but awkward girl whose fiancee calls off their wedding with three weeks to go. And thus, Lola embarks on a mission to get her groove back.
"Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle" (NR)
The local issue that went national. The Cape Wind debate gets put under the microscope in this documentary.
"Whores' Glory" (NR)
Another documentary, a far different subject matter. Director Michael Glawogger takes a thoughtful look at worldwide prostitution.
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