Friday, May 25, 2012

New In Theaters - June 1, 2012

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth,
Sam Claflin, Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Eddie Izzard & Bob Hoskins
Directed by Rupert Sanders for distribution by Universal

The Plot: A new take on the classic “Snow White” fairy tale finds the “fairest of them all” teaming with the very same huntsman hired to kill her by the land’s evil queen.

The Final Word: Earlier this year, audiences were treated to Relativity’s under-performing lighter version of “Snow White” with “Mirror Mirror,” but where that movie wasn’t able to succeed, “Huntsman” may have some luck. This is darker take on the well-known story and has the star power of “Twilight’s” Kristen Stewart and “Avenger’s” lead Chris Hemsworth. Paired with Oscar winner Charlize Theron as the aforementioned evil queen, the trio could surprise at the box office given the lack of competition.

Starring: Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, David Koechner,
Meagan Tandy, Paul James Jordan, Jean-Luc Bilodeau,
Hector Jimenez, Adrian Martinez, Clu Gulager, Gary Busey,
Katrina Bowden, Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames, 
Paul Scheer & David Hasselhoff
Directed by John Gulager for distribution by Dimension (Weinstein Company)

The Plot: The small but deadly piranhas are back and ready for more blood!

The Final Word: Following the events of the original, “Piranha 3DD” is back with even more of same over the top carnage that made it mini-hit a few years back. While it didn’t set the box office on fire, “Piranha” didn’t really have to as it didn’t cost that much to make. Still, this is an example of a studio coming right out and not trying to spin a project something it’s not, which is incredibly refreshing.  Dimension isn’t expecting to win any awards for this picture, they just want to give audiences fun escape during the summer.