Sunday, April 15, 2012

New In Theaters - April 20, 2012

Starring: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Jay R. Ferguson,
Riley Thomas Stewart, Adam Lefevre & Blythe Danner
Directed by Scott Hicks for distribution by Warner Brothers

The Plot: A solider returning from his third tour of duty, tracks down a woman whose picture he believes saved his life while serving in Iraq and promptly begins to fall in love with her.

The Final Word: Anybody feel like this had to have been offered to Channing Tatum at one point? Between “Dear John” and “The Vow,” Tatum has proven he can open a movie like this with his eyes closed, but alas this time Zac Efron is in the lead role alongside a relative unknown. Opposite Taylor Schilling, who until now was best known for her short-lived NBC drama “Mercy,” Efron is hoping to find the same success Tatum has had, despite coming off a string of live-action misfires.

Starring: Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall,
Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence J, Jenifer Lewis,
Romany Malco, Gary Owen & Gabrielle Union
Directed by Tim Story for distribution by Screen Gems (Sony)

The Plot: Four men team up to turn the tables on the women in the their lives after they find out the ladies have been using Steve Harvey’s book “Think Like A Man” against them.

The Final Word: The multi-talented Harvey has to be happy with the way his self-help book is being pseudo-adapted to the big screen especially
 given the strong ensemble attached. From Michael Ealy to Taraji P. Henson to Kevin Hart, this is a very talented group of actors and one that will draw in a solid opening weekend audience.