This weekend’s all about a dead lover’s ghost, a ghost ship and well, a ship of fools. “The Truth About Charlie,” “Ghost Ship” and “Jackass: The Movie” are all hitting theaters (Click for photos from the “Jackass: The Movie” premiere ).
Mark Wahlberg and Thandie Newton team up in “The Truth About Charlie,” with Newton portraying a woman whose life turns into a series of revealing adventures as she uncovers secrets about her recently deceased husband. It’s a remake of the classic Cary Grant/ Audrey Hepburn thriller “Charade,” and it costars Tim Robbins.
“Ghost Ship” is a creepy horror flick about a naval salvage crew that discovers a haunted ship that’s been dead in the water for over 40 years. Julianna Margulies and Gabriel Byrne star.
Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and company take their MTV staple show to the big screen for the first time with “Jackass: The Movie,” a raucous stunt flick whose “R” rating promises more real-life gross-out humor than TV censors will allow (see ” ’Jackass’ Flick Makes Weezer Cry; Steve-O Promises ’Gnarly Things’ “ ).
There are also a handful of smaller films opening in select cities.
In “All the Queen’s Men,” Matthew LeBlanc and British comedian Eddie Izzard, who often dresses in drag for his performances, are part of an Allied Special forces team that enters a Nazi factory during WWII by disguising themselves as women.
There’s also “Frida,” Salma Hayek’s long-anticipated biopic about troubled Mexican painter Frida Kahlo; and the couple drama “Waking Up in Reno” (with Patrick Swayze, Charlize Theron, Billy Bob Thornton and Natasha Richardson) and “Paid in Full,” a Harlem crime caper set in the 1980s featuring rapper Cam’ron and directed by Charles Stone III, the man responsible for Budweiser’s “Whassup” commercials.
All of these flicks will compete with “The Ring,” which toppled “Red Dragon” to claim the top spot at the box office last week (see ” ’The Ring’ Knocks ’Red Dragon’ From Top Spot At Box Office” ).