Saturday, January 14, 2012

New In Theaters - January 20, 2012

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy,
Theo James, India Eisley & Charles Dance
Directed by Måns Mårlind & Björn Stein for distribution by Sony Screen Gems

The Plot: Now aware of both the Vampire and Lycan clans, humankind embarks on a quest to destroy them, but have to battle vampire protector Selene to achieve their goal.

The Final Word: Like the “Resident Evil” series, the “Underworld” franchise isn’t going anywhere. Now into its fourth installment, the horror films starring Kate Beckinsale return to their usual release window and look to again capitalize on an audience that clearly remains interested.

Starring: Gina Carano, Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender
Antonio Banderas, Bill Paxton, Michael Douglas & Michael Angarano
Directed by Steven Soderbergh for distribution by Relativity Media

The Plot: Betrayed by her own organization, a black ops solider seeks payback on those who have wronged her as tried to figure out why she was targeted.

The Final Word: Originally, when news of this movie broke, many laughed it off as just another attempt by a athlete to cross-over to acting. Although since then a few new developments had emerged such as a strong supporting cast of known stars signed on and Steven Soderbergh was announced as director. Now the thriller starting mixed-martial-arts breakout Gina Carono has clawed its way into the conversation and audiences are legitimately psyched for its release.

Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Bryan Cranston,
Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Ne-Yo, Michael B. Jordan,
Daniela Ruah, Stacie Davis & Gerald McRaney
Directed by Anthony Hemingway for distribution by 20th Century Fox & Lucasfilm

The Plot: A new take on the historical tale of the legendary Tuskegee air men, who bravely battled a war against international enemies and one against domestic discrimination.

The Final Word: While the story of the Tuskegee air men is well known, this new spin on the story comes from 20th Century Fox and George Lucas’ Lucasfilm, which means you can some cool visual effects that previous adaptation were probably lacking. This version also has a talented array of lead actors including Terrance Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston and Gerald McCraney.

Previewed next week: One For The Money, The Grey