- A girl is shrunk down and must help a tiny civilization to save the forest from the rot, all while trying to get back to normal. The movie is like a cross between Ferngully and Spiderwick Chronicles. This is based on a children’s book by William Joyce and with the movie story by him. He is also the same person in charge of Rise of the Guardians. Probably my favorite of the week.
- Stars Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Knoxville, Aziz Ansari, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Blake Anderson, and Judah Friedlander. Directed by Chris Wedge. Rated PG.
- The book from 1925 that you probably had to read in High School comes to life again as a a 3D movie with music from the modern era. Originally it was supposed to come out December 2012 but they changed the release date to May 2013
- Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Amitabh Bachchan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Debicki, and Jason Clarke. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Rated PG-13.
What is wrong with Mark Walhberg’s head!?
- This movie is based on a true story, though while the movie is promoted as more of an action comedy, the real story is much more gruesome. The source is a series of newspaper articles that were complied into a book called Pain & Gain. It’s a story about bodybuilders that kidnap, extort, torture, and murder in order to get money and contain things that get out of control. However pretty much nothing about the movie is like real life. Dwayne Johnson’s character (The Rock) doesn’t really exist and is an amalgamation of several characters and the plot is only vaguely like the real story. Also there is quite the controversy with the victim’s family as they say it glorifies what the gang did.
- Stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub, and Ed Harris. Directed by Michael Bay. Rated R.
- This is a biopic about Jackie Robinson, who was the first African-American baseball player to break the baseball color line. Also this is strangest role that I think I’ve seen Harrison Ford in along with odd music choice for the trailer for a period film.
- Stars Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford. Directed by Brian Helgeland. Rated PG-13.
- This is a remake of the original 1980s movie with a director selected by the original director Sam Raimi. However, rumor is that this isn’t like the original in the over the top funny way. This is out and out scary and originally had a NC-17 rating that had to be edited down to get the rating back down to Rated R. You may have to watch this at your own risk.
- Stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, and Elizabeth Blackmore. Directed by Fede Alvarez. Rated R.
- I’m not sure why they even made this sequel (not reboot) to the first movie, but they do try to pretend that most of it doesn’t exist. However, they did delay it by nearly a year so they could make it 3D and not have it be associated with Battleship. Word is that Channing Tatum still dies which is music to my ears. An impostor president uses Cobra weapons to try to take over the world.
- Stars Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Ray Stevenson, and Channing Tatum. Directed by Jon M. Chu. Rated PG-13.
- A family that has never been exposed to the outside world, is thrust into a world that they don’t understand. Another Dreamworks film. I’d suggest buying Rise of the Guardians instead.
- Stars Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, and Cloris Leachman. Directed by Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders. Rated PG.