opening in theaters today (and the rest of this month)

In theaters today... Dragonball Evolution, the live-action Hollywood adaptation of the wildly popular manga/anime series. It's directed James Wong, produced by Stephen Chow, and stars Chow Yun-Fat, Joon Park, Eriko Tamura, Jamie Chung, Randall Duk Kim... and a white dude as Goku.

Yes, that's Justin Chatwin looking kind of ridiculous as the cartoon hero come to life. As you know, the fans were not happy with this casting decision. If it's any consolation, the movie looks awful, reportedly is indeed a bag of crap, and I have a strong feeling it's going to bomb hard at the box office.

Also out today, the wicked Seth Rogen comedy Observe and Report. I'm told by someone who's seen the movie that it's funny... but really, really wrong. I dont' know what that means, but I hope the "wrong" doesn't involve John Yuan and Matt Yuan, pictured above. According to the credit last, they play guys name John Yuen and Matt Yuen, respectively. I'm not making this up.

In theaters next week... Crank: High Voltage, which has come up a couple of times in the last few days, for some very bad reasons. This movie looks straight-up awful, on almost every level. I'm basically mentioning it here again as an excuse to post this batshit crazy photo of Bai Ling from the trailer.

Opening in limited release next week, the documentary Every Little Step, which traces the journey of the musical A Chorus Line, from its initial idea to its current Broadway revival. The film features choreographer Baayork Lee, who played Connie Wong in the original show, and Yuka Takara, pictured above, in the current production.

Later this month, Channing Tatum stars in Fighting, about a guy who gets involved with the underground bare-knuckle street fighting circuit. Spotted MMA fighter Cung Le in the trailer, though I'm guessing he isn't in the movie for very long. But I guess he's there to make the fighting seem more legit.

And finally, in limited release at the end of the month, Mutant Chronicles. It's a sci-fi movie set in the distant future, where a band of warriors must protect Mars from an alien force of undead mutants. Devon Aoki and Tom Wu are in the movie as part of the mutant-fighting warrior crew. Though if you watch this clip, you'll see that things don't end up so well for Tom Wu.

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