Saturday, January 29, 2011

New In Theaters - February 4th, 2011

Starring: Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly, Cam Gigandet, Aly Michalka,
Danneel Harris, Frances Fisher & Billy Zane
Directed by Christian E. Christiansen for distribution by Screen Gems (Sony)

The Plot: A mentally disturbed freshman college student (Meester) becomes obsessed with her new roommate (Kelly).

The Final Word: While it isn’t hard to see why any man (or woman) would become obsessed with Minka Kelly, this movie’s plot is….actually on second thought, who’s really going to see this for the plot? You’re going to see this because Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly are two of the hottest young actresses around (and I mean that both literally and physically). This is a young cast, none of whom have probably ever heard of or seen “Single White Female” and in all honestly neither has its target demo, which could translate into a modest box office success for Screen Gems.

Starring: Richard Roxburgh, Rhys Wakefield, Ioan Gruffudd & Alice Parkinson
Directed by Alister Grierson for distribution by Universal

The Plot: A deep sea expedition turns treacherous when a tropical storm traps a team of divers in a complex underground series of caves where they must fight to escape raging waters, dangerous terrain and a frightening sense of panic as they realize there may not be a way out.

The Final Word: From executive producer James Cameron, comes what is promising to be a breathtaking 3D event. Here, Cameron and his crew aren’t relying on cheap effects to get the point across; the adversary isn’t some sort of underground sea monster, but a race against time to make it back to land. Based on actual events, this is a rare example of a time where the use of 3D is not only justified, but will more than likely enhance the overall viewing experience. 

Previewed next week: The Eagle, Gnomeo & Juliet, Just Go With It & Justin Bieber: Never Say Never