It’s another big weekend at the movies.
First up: Megamind, the Dreamworks animated feature which stars (as voices) Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, and Brad Pitt, focuses on Megamind (Ferrell), who is the most brilliant super-villain the world has ever known. However, after a few botched attempts at conquering Metro City, a new foe sees him attempt to use his powers for good, for the first time in his life. Sounds cute!
Also hitting theaters this weekend is Todd Phillips’ (The Hangover) Due Date, which stars two of my favorite Hollywood-people, Robert Downey Jr. and the ever-present Zach Galifianakis. This film is set on Downey Jr.’s character, Peter Highman, who is forced to hitch a ride with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis) on a road trip in order to make it to his child’s birth on time. This one looks pretty funny, and I think I’m going to try and convince people to actually come see it with me.
James Franco stars in 127 Hours, the film about a mountain climber, Aron Ralston (Franco), who becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone neer Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. Kind of reminiscent of Alive, no? This movie is directed by Danny Boyle and also stars Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara.
Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls also opens this weekend. The movie, which Mariah Carey is said to have pulled out from due to her now-confirmed pregnancy, stars Janet Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, Whoopi Goldberg, and Thandie Newton. This drama centers on a group of black women whose lives and experiences intersect at a 12-step healing program.
Fair Game, starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn, comes out Friday as well. Watts plays a CIA operative who is investigating the existence of Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq when she discovers her identity has been leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband (Penn) wrote criticizing the Bush administration. Eerie. This one sounds a little bit too much like it could be “based on a true story.”
In limited release is Four Lions, directed by Christopher Morris and starring Will Adamsdale, Riz Ahmed, and Adeel Akhtar, in which “four bumbling jihadists attempt to carry out an attack in northern England.” Oh, and get this – it’s supposed to be a comedy. Yeah. I had the same reaction.
Finally, Red Hill. Red Hill is directed by Patrick Hughes and stars True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, and Tommy Lewis. The story follows a young lawman (Kwanten) who moved to a rural community with his pregnant wife, anticipating the quiet and calm surroundings. However, on his first day at work, the area’s most feared citizen (Lewis) returns with a vengeance.
So, what’s everyone going to see this weekend? I don’t know if I’ll make it to the movies, but if I do, it’ll be for Due Date.
Posted by Jena
11/3/2010 1:13 PM