Anvil! The Story of Anvil This documentary about the blip and fall of a Canadian heavy-metal band conveys more strength and breadth and depth of emotion - more of the stuff that translates into art-and-entertainment staying-power - than most movies about painters or writers or classical composers. The big-haired bruisers of Anvil! have great heart and good humor - and so does this movie. *** 1/2
( 3 1/2 STARS)
Opening next Friday
Every Little Step: (Sony Pictures Classics) This documentary follows dancers auditioning for A Chorus Line on Broadway and tells the musical's history as well.
The Hangover: (New Line Cinema) The morning after an epic bachelor party, a group of friends try to figure out what happened the night before - and find their missing friend. With Ed Helms and Heather Graham.
Land Of The Lost: (Universal Pictures) Will Ferrell stars as Dr. Rick Marshall, a scientist whose cockamamie theories about time warps are widely ridiculed, until he and two assistants get stuck in one. With Anna Friel.
My Life In Ruins: (Fox Searchlight) My Big Fat Greek Wedding star Nia Vardalos stars as a travel guide trying to get her mojo back. With Richard Dreyfuss.
Release dates are subject to change.