So, instead of supporting such a movie, how about you turn this Independence Day weekend into a true "Independents" day, with four films opening in limited release around the country:
- The Wackness: Ben Kingsley blazing up a doobie? Mary-Kate Olsen in another pot-themed story so soon after Weeds? Dude ... sweet. Also stars Josh Peck, Famke Janssen and Olivia Thirlby, Juno's other "it girl".
- Kabluey: Scott Prendergast wrote, directed and stars as a blue guy with a big head in this festival fave; Lisa Kudrow, Christine Taylor, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Conchata Ferrell and Teri Garr (welcome back!) co-star in the comedy.
- Diminished Capacity: Matthew Broderick, seen just last week tracking down his prostitute niece in Finding Amanda, is now hooking up with his Alzheimer's-impaired uncle Alan Alda. Virginia Madsen and Bobby Cannavale also star.
- Holding Trevor: Brent Gorski wrote and stars in this gay romantic drama, co-starring Shortbus' Jay Brannan. Click here to read Chris' review of the film, opening in Los Angeles and New York.