Saturday, March 19, 2011

New In Theaters - March 25th, 2011

Starring: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris,
Devon Bostick & Steve Zahn
Directed by David Bowers for distribution by 20th Century Fox

The Plot: The parents of two feuding brothers try to keep the peace by having them try and spend quality time bonding.

The Final Word: Jeff Kinney’s “Diary Of A Wimpy Kid” book series have sold over 40 million copies, which in today’s Hollywood almost guarantees a movie adaptation. The first film, which was released around this time last year, had an impressive opening weekend and made back all of its money in just three days. Now comes the next installment in the series and I honestly really curious if they can repeat the success of the original.

Starring: Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jamie Chung,
Jena Malone, Carla Gugino, Jon Hamm, Oscar Isaac & Scott Glenn
Directed by Zach Synder for distribution by Warner Brothers

The Plot: Locked away in an asylum against her will, a young girl (Browning) enlists the help of four of her fellow captives to escape from their prison and enter a fantasy world of warfare.

The Final Word: Let’s be honest, you can’t really summarize this movie’s plot. I’m not even sure I did it anywhere near justice, but the basic idea is hot girls kicking the ever loving hell out everything and everyone in their way; in IMAX. Directed by Zach Snyder, the man working with Christopher Nolan’s on the next “Superman” re-boot, this fantasy action flick is the type of movie fanboys go crazy over and with good reason. It has a smoking hot cast and basically a release date almost entirely to itself. 

Previewed next week: Hop, Insidious, Source Code