Only two more days until the weekend!! And you know what that means – more movies to check out at your local theater! Let’s check out what’s opening this weekend.
First, we have Your Highness, which stars Danny McBride, Zooey Deschanel, Natalie Portman, and James Franco. This was directed by David Gordon Green and tells the story of Thadeous (McBride), a lazy, hedonistic prince who is forced into embarking on his first quest: to aid his valiant older brother Fabious (Franco) on a daring rescue attempt to free his beloved Belladonna (Deschanel) from an evil wizard’s lair. Joining their mission is Isabel (Portman), a determined warrior with her own agenda. A star studded cast – could this be a blockbuster hit?
Next up: Hanna. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, and Eric Bana, this follows 16-year-old Hanna (Ronan), who is a trained assassin who was raised in North Finland by her father, Erik (Bana) – a former CIA agent. When she is separated from her father for the first time, her first mission brings her face to face with Marissa Wiegler (Blanchett), an intelligence operative with secrets that tie her to Hanna and Erik.
The remake of Arthur is also opening this weekend. Starring Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, and Jennifer Garner, this was directed by Jason Winer. Carefree billionaire Arthur Bach (Brand) is given an ultimatum by the family business: shape up and marry the “right” woman (Garner), or lose his inheritance. His feelings for Naomi, an NYC tour guide, however, complicate his situation. Find out whether his faithful nanny Hobson (Mirren) can help him stand up for what he wants.
On a different note, Born to Be Wild is out this weekend. It is a documentary about orphaned orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them. This was directed by David Lickley, and stars Birute Galdikas, Daphne Sheldrick, and Morgan Freeman.
If you’re into inspirational stories, you’ll be excited to see Soul Surfer. This one’s based on a true story, and tells the story of Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb) who summons the courage to return to the ocean and surfing after losing an arm in a shark attack. This was directed by Sean McNamara and also stars Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt.
The next one is opening only in NYC and LA: Meek’s Cutoff. Directed by Kelly Reichardt and starring Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, and Paul Dano, this follows settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 who find themselves lost in harsh conditions and are unsure whether their guide has intentionally led them into danger.
Also opening to LA and NYC only is Ceremony, starring Michael Angarano, Uma Thurman, and Reece Thompson. Sam Davis (Angarano) coerces his estranged friend into spending a weekend together with him in a beachside town, but his true intention is to prevent his crush, Zoe (Thurman) from marrying a famous documentary filmmaker. This was directed by Max Winkler.
Posted by Jena
4/6/2011 10:06 AM