New This Weekend in Theatres: ‘Apollo 18’, Sharks in 3D and Helen Mirren as a Spy [VIDEOS]
This week’s new movie releases include a science-fiction picture shot in documentary style, a blood soaked shark movie shot in 3D, and an espionage thriller shot across two different time periods …
“Apollo 18″ (PG-13) – Two American astronauts are sent back to the moon to find out what happened to some missing cosmonauts in this sci-fi horror movie about a secret 18th mission.
“Shark Night 3D” (PG-13) - A group of college students are trapped on an island surrounded by a lake that’s been stocked with hungry sharks. 3D carnage ensues. The cast includes “American Idol” season 5 runner up Katharine McPhee in her first movie role since “The House Bunny”.
“The Debt” (R) – Helen Mirren stars as a former Mossad agent whose mission to hunt down a Nazi war criminal in the ’60s may not have been the huge success everyone thought it was.
STILL SHOWING …
“Our Idiot Brother” (R) - Paul Rudd plays the pot-smoking brother of Elizabeth Banks, Emily Mortimer, and Zooey Deschanel. When his girlfriend kicks him out, they take turns letting him live with them. Hilarity ensues.
“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” (R) – Katy Holmes stars in this remake of a 1973 horror movie about a woman who inherits an old mansion, and accidentally releases creatures that terroriz her little girl.
“Colombiana” (PG-13) - Zoe Saldana is an assassin who’s looking for revenge on the mobster who ordered a hit on her parents when she was a little girl.
“Conan the Barbarian” (R)- Jason Momoa is your new Conan. Ron Perlman plays his father, and the bad guy is Stephen Lang, whom you may remember as the marine colonel in “Avatar”.
“Fright Night” (R)- Colin Farrell stars in this remake of the 1985 horror classic about a teenager who’s convinced that his creepy new neighbor is a vampire. Colin is the vampire, and the kid is played by Anton Yelchin, whom you know as Chekov in the new “Star Trek” movies.
“One Day” (PG-13) Anne Hathaway – who speaks with a British accent for this role – and Jim Sturgess meet on the day of their college graduation and go their separate ways. Then, over the course of 20 years, we watch as their friendship evolves.
“Spy Kids: All the Time in the World” (PG) -The fourth “Spy Kids” movie stars Jessica Alba as a retired spy who’s forced to reveal her secret to her two bratty step kids who become the new spy kids. Jeremy Piven is the villain, and no “Spy Kids” movie would be complete without Danny Trejo as Machete.
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (PG-13) James Franco’s new Alzheimer’s drug has the side effect of boosting intelligence in chimps which leads to a man versus apes war.The Oscar-winning visual effects team that introduced us to the worlds of “Avatar” and “Lord of the Rings” brings the apes and the battles to life.
“The Change-Up” (R)Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde, Leslie Mann star in this comedy. Following a drunken night out together, a successful family man and his bachelor pal wake up in each other’s bodies and, after freaking out, spend the rest of the movie trying to avoid completely destroying each other’s lives before they can find a way to get their old ones back.
“Crazy, Stupid, Love” (PG-13)Steve Carell gets dumped by his cheating wife, and starts taking dating lessons from a guy he meets at a bar, played by Ryan Gosling. The rest of the cast includes Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei, and Kevin Bacon.
“Captain America: The First Avenger” (PG-13)Stars Chris Evans, Stanley Tucci and Tommy Lee Jones as the officer running the experimental program that turns a scrawny soldier named Steve Rogers into the super soldier who becomes Captain America