New movie releases this week include Katherine Heigl’s return to the big screen, plus The Promise, Truman, and more
Matthew Lickona 6 p.m., April 21
The film takes its title from a series of audio recordings that became an underground phenomenon in the late ’80s and early ’90s. The recordings take their title from one of the more frequent bits of invective hurled between the men being recorded: a pair of aging, miserable, and supremely quarrelsome drunks living together in San Francisco’s Lower Haight. The film spends a lot of time on the marketing and morality of the recordings, and rightly so, but it never manages to be as compelling as the voices on those tapes. 2011.