Starring: Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Bryan Cranston, Sanaa Lathan & Jennifer Ehle
Directed by Steven Soderbergh for distribution by Warner Brothers
The Plot: The Center for Disease Control must stop the spread of a deadly airborne virus before it wipes out the Earth.
The Final Word: Oscar winning director Steven Soderbergh has more than his earned the right to punch his own ticket, but let’s be honest, on paper this easily could be an updated version of 1995’s “Outbreak,” just shown in IMAX. Yes it has a star studded cast and a strong pedigree behind it, but are audiences going to really show up in force to watch this type of realistic scenario play out?
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Jennifer Morrison, Nick Nolte,
Maximiliano Hernandez, Frank Grillo & Erik "Bad" Apple
Directed by Gavin O’Connor for distribution by Lionsgate
The Plot: Two very different brothers (Edgerton, Hardy) find themselves on a collision course with each other as they train for a mixed-martial arts tournament.
The Final Word: After becoming an overnight success courtesy of “Inception,” Tom Hardy has become one of the most buzzed about celebrities in Hollywood. His ever growing fanbase and charismatic personality lead many to believe his presence in “Warrior,” could held do for mixed martial arts what “The Fighter” did for boxing.
BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR
Starring: Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci, Don Johnson & Stephen Dorff
Directed by Tom Brady for distribution by Columbia (Sony)
The Plot: A nerd from Iowa packs up and heads to Hollywood to follow in his parents footsteps after he learns they were at one time successful porn stars.
The Final Word: Anybody remember “Dickie Roberts: Child Star,” or “Grandma’s Boy?” Same deal here…higher profile cast, lower quality movie. No disrespect to Adam Sandler or his Happy Madison production company, but there’s a reason why Columbia slotted this in the September dumping grounds.
Preview next week: Drive, I Don't Know She Does It, Straw Dogs