New This Weekend in Theatres: ‘Paranormal Activity 3’ and ‘The Three Musketeers’
A remake of a classic tale, a prequel to a series of scary movies, and one of those “inspired by a true story” family movies are this weekend’s new movie choices.
Paranormal Activity 3 (R)
The prequel is set 18 years before the first two movies, back when Katie and Kristi were kids. They make friends with the invisible entity, but it turns hostile once their parents ask too many questions.
The Three Musketeers (PG-13)
This latest version of the classic novel adds flying warships to its special effects list, but the basic storyline is still the same: A young swordsman named D'Artagnan joins the musketeers in trying to stop the evil Cardinal Richilieu's plot to overthrow the king. The kid from “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” is D'Artagnan. And your musketeers are Luke Evans (Apollo in “Clash of the Titans”), Ray Stevenson (Titus on HBO's “Rome”), and Matthew Macfadyen (the Sheriff in Russell Crowe's “Robin Hood”). Orlando Bloom is one of the villains in the minor role of the Duke of Buckingham.
The Mighty Macs (G)
Carla Gugino is a women's basketball coach at a school with no gym, no interest in sports, and barely enough players to field a team. She wants to teach the girls to play as aggressively as men, but first she has to convince the nuns running the joint. It's set in 1971 and based on the true story of a Hall of Fame women's basketball coach named Cathy Rush.