Saturday, January 21, 2012

New In Theaters - January 27, 2012

Starring: Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney,
Dallas Roberts, Joe Anderson, James Badge Dale & Nonso Anozie
Directed by Joe Carnahan for distribution by Open Road Films

The Plot: A group of Alaskan oil workers fight for survival against the elements a blood thirsty pack of wolves following a plane crash.

The Final Word: Director Joe Carnahan is one of those directors known for his over the top action sequences, which haven’t always panned out. Although there is something special about Liam Nesson movies released during this timeframe. His last two films “Taken” & “Unknown” bowed in theaters in this window and proved to be successful hits, with “Taken” even spawning a sequel.  Nesson has become of the most respected (and somewhat bankable) actors out there and if he signs his name to a picture, the majority of the time you won’t be disappointed (Carnahan’s “The A-Team” re-make aside).

Starring: Katherine Heigl, Jason O'Mara, Daniel Sunjata,
John Leguiziamo, Debbie Reynolds & Debra Monk
Directed by Julie Ann Robinson for distribution by Lionsgate

The Plot: A newly divorced woman takes a job as a bounty hunter and draws a former boyfriend as her first collar.

The Final Word: Remember when Katherine Heigel was a successful film star? Yeah, it’s been a while, but some have suggested this reverse “Bounty Hunter” from noted author Janet Evanovich could reverse her downward box office spiral. Jury’s still out….

Previewed next week: Big Miracle, Chronicle, The Woman In Black