A GOOD DAY TO DAY HARD
Starring: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Yulia Snigir,
Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Megalyn Echikunwoke & Anne Vyalitsyna
Directed by John Moore for distribution by 20th Century Fox
The Plot: John McClane heads to Russia to come to the aid of his son who gets mixed up in a assassination attempt.
The Final Word: McClane is easily one of film’s most recognizable action heroes and the “Die Hard” franchise has been one of 20th Century Fox’s most reliable performers since its debut in 1988. Critics aside, this is a pure and simple popcorn flick designed to make money and let audiences have a 90 minute escape from reality.
Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons,
Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann & Emma Thompson
Directed by Richard LaGravenese for distribution by Warner Brothers
The Plot: Two star crossed lovers see their romance play out against the backdrop of their mysterious and feuding families.
The Final Word: On paper this seems like a safe Valentine’s Day film, but against “Safe Haven” and even “A Good Day To Die Hard,” this looks to get over shadowed during a crowded weekend.
Starring: Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough, David Lyons & Cobie Smulders
Directed by Lasse Hallström for distribution by Relativity Media
The Plot: A woman on the run from her past lands in a small North Carolina town and falls in love with a widowed father, but soon finds her past coming back to haunt her.
The Final Word: Nicolas Sparks novel + Valentine’s Day = $20 million opening. Simple math.
ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH
Starring (voices): Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson, George Lopez, Sofia Vergara,
Steve Zahn, Chris Parnell, Jonath Morgan Heit, James Corden, Brendan Fraser,
Rob Corddry, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker & William Shatner
Directed by Cal Brunker for distribution by The Weinstein Company
The Plot: A peaceful alien globetrotter must depend on his black sheep brother to save him when he is captured while exploring planet Earth.
The Final Word: With a long weekend coming up parents will be looking for a family friendly film for the little ones…still not sure this will do the job as with the rising costs of tickets, parents may just pop in a DVD instead.