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Friday
Mar152013

"The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," "The Call" Open Friday

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- The Incredible Burt Wonderston: Steve Carell is the titular character, who's one-half of a magic duo.  Their popularity is threatened by a Criss Angel-like illusionist played by Jim Carrey.  Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin and James Gandolfini also star.  Rated PG-13.

-- The Call: Halle Berry is a 911 operator who takes action after she receives a call from a teen girl who's been abducted.  Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut, Michael Eklund and Michael Imperioli also star.  Rated R.  [Click here to read a review]

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Friday
Mar082013

"Oz the Great and Powerful," "Dead Man Down" Open Friday

Disney Enterprises, Inc.(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Oz the Great and Powerful: In this prequel of sorts to the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, James Franco plays a magician who's swept away from Kansas to the Land of Oz, where he encounters three witches and becomes the great wizard.  Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams play the witches -- Williams is a good witch -- in the film, which was helmed by Spider-Man director Sam Raimi.  Zach Braff also stars, voicing a monkey.  The film is screening in 3D.  Rated PG.

-- Dead Man Down: Colin Farrell plays a mob enforcer out for revenge against his boss, while connecting with a female victim of said boss who's also seeking vengeance.  Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper and Terrence Howard also star. Howard, who hosted a screening of the film Thursday night in New York City's Bryant Park Hotel said although the plot of the movie centers around revenge, "Revenge is futile...I learned early the futility of revenge." Rated R.

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Friday
Mar012013

"Jack the Giant Slayer," "21 & Over," and More Open Friday

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide on Friday:

-- Jack the Giant Slayer: Based on the legendary fairy tale, Nicholas Hoult plays the titular character, who leads a battle against a race of giants.  Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor also star in this Bryan Singer-directed film, which is screening in 3D.  Rated PG-13.

-- 21 & Over: With his medical school interview just hours away, a college student has a raucous 21st-birthday celebration with his two best friends.  This comedy was written by the same people who penned The Hangover.  Miles Teller, Skylar Astin and Justin Chon star.  Rated R.

-- The Last Exorcism Part II: In the sequel to the 2010 horror flick, Ashley Bell's Nell continues to be terrorized by the evil force that haunted her in the past.  Rated PG-13.

-- Phantom: The thriller, set during the Cold War, stars Ed Harris as a captain of a Soviet missile submarine involved in a high-risk mission, with the odds stacked against him.  David Duchovny and William Fichtner also star.  Rated R.

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Friday
Feb152013

"Escape From Planet Earth" Opens Friday

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Three movies opened on Valentine's Day: A Good Day to Die Hard, Safe Haven and Beautiful Creatures.  Still, your local theater will welcome another new film on Friday, Escape From Planet Earth.

The animated film focuses on an alien astronaut who's caught in a trap set by a villain during a mission.  His brother takes on the task of rescuing him.

Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, Jessica Alba, William Shatner, George Lopez and Sarah Jessica Parker lend their voices to Escape From Planet Earth, which is screening in 3D.  The film is rated PG.

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Thursday
Feb142013

"A Good Day to Die Hard," "Safe Haven," "Beautiful Creatures" Open Thursday

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Still scrambling to make Valentine's Day plans?  Here's an option: check out one of the three movies opening in theaters on Thursday.

Here's a closer look:

-- A Good Day to Die Hard: In the fifth film in the action series, Bruce Willis reprises his role of tough New York cop John McClane, who teams up with his estranged son to protect a Russian government whistleblower.  Rated R.

-- Safe Haven: Based on the novel from Nicholas Sparks, Julianne Hough stars as a woman with deep secrets who moves to a small North Carolina town and bonds with a widowed father, played by Josh Duhamel.  Cobie Smulders also stars.  Rated PG-13.

-- Beautiful Creatures: A 17-year-old Southern boy is drawn to a girl who's a "Caster" -- a person with supernatural powers -- and stirs controversy in his town.  Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Emma Thompson, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum and Jeremy Irons star.  Rated PG-13.

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Friday
Feb082013

"Identity Thief" and "Side Effects" Open Nationwide

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide on Friday:

-- Identity Thief: Jason Bateman is a Denver accounts rep who tracks down a Florida woman who stole his identity.  He attempts to take her to Colorado so he can restore his credit rating.  Melissa McCarthy plays the thief in this comedy, which also stars Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip "T.I." Harris, John Cho and Eric Stonestreet.  Rated R.

-- Side Effects: Rooney Mara is a woman whose life goes haywire when she suffers unexpected side effects from a drug prescribed to her by a psychiatrist.  Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones also star in this Steven Soderbergh-directed thriller.  Rated R.

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Friday
Feb012013

"Bullet to the Head," "Warm Bodies," "Stand Up Guys" Open Friday

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Bullet to the Head: Sylvester Stallone plays a New Orleans hit man who teams up with a Washington, D.C., detective to chase after the person who killed their partners.  Sarah Shahi, Jason Momoa and Christian Slater also star.  Rated R.  [Click here to read a review]

-- Warm Bodies: A zombie saves a female human from a zombie attack, and they end up forming a relationship.  Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich and Rob Corddry star in this comedy.  Rated PG-13.

And opening in limited release:

-- Stand Up Guys: Al Pacino plays a gangster, Val, who's been released from prison after 28 years.  He reunites with two old friends, one of whom has been ordered to kill Val.  Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin play Val's pals in this comedy.  Rated R.

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Friday
Jan252013

"Movie 43," "Hansel & Gretel," "Parker" Open Nationwide

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Movie 43: The raunchy comedy features an incredible number of Hollywood A-listers.  As for the plot, the studio hasn't revealed too much other than the film contains "jaw-dropping, sometimes shockingly disturbing" story lines.  It stars, among others, Gerard Butler, Hugh Jackman, Richard Gere, Halle Berry, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Faris, Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel and Jason Sudeikis.  Rated R.

-- Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters: Jeremy Renner and Quantum of Solace actress Gemma Arterton play the titular fairy-tale characters, who've evolved into bounty hunters 15 years after they defeated the evil witch.  However, something from their past is about to haunt them.  The film is screening in 3D.  Rated R.

-- Parker: Jason Statham is a thief seeking revenge on the crew that double-crossed him, when the group plots a heist in Palm Beach.  Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis and Nick Nolte also star.  Rated R.

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Friday
Jan182013

"Broken City," "The Last Stand," "Mama" Open Nationwide

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Broken City: An ex-cop is hired by a corrupt New York mayor to investigate the mayor's wife, who is suspected of having an affair.  However, he soon realizes that he's been double-crossed by the politician.  Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones star.  Rated R.

-- The Last Stand: Arnold Schwarzenegger is a sheriff in a border town who lends a hand to authorities trying to capture a drug kingpin headed for Mexico.  Johnny Knoxville and Forest Whitaker also star.  Rated R.  [Click here to read a review]

-- Mama: Two young sisters are found, five years after their parents died and the girls went missing.  However, something's amiss with the kids as they begin living with their uncle and his girlfriend.  Zero Dark Thirty's Jessica Chastain stars in this horror film.  Rated PG-13.

And expanding into wide release:

-- Silver Linings Playbook: The Oscar contender for best picture stars Bradley Cooper as a man who leaves a mental institution, moves back in with his parents, and meets a woman -- Jennifer Lawrence's character -- with her own set of personal problems.  Cooper, Lawrence and co-stars Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver all received acting nods for next month's Academy Awards.  Rated R.

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Friday
Jan112013

"Zero Dark Thirty," "Gangster Squad," "A Haunted House" Open Friday

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Zero Dark Thirty: Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar-nominated follow-up to The Hurt Locker documents the hunt for and killing of Osama bin Laden.  Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Kyle Chandler, Mark Strong, Chris Pratt and James Gandolfini star.  Rated R.

-- Gangster Squad: Set in 1949 Los Angeles, this drama tells the story of a group of L.A. police officers who attempt to take down a mob king, played by Sean Penn.  Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone, Michael Pena and Anthony Mackie also star.  Rated R.

-- A Haunted House: In this horror spoof, Marlon Wayans plays a guy whose girlfriend is possessed by an evil spirit.  Cedric the Entertainer, Essence Atkins, David Koechner and Nick Swardson star.  Rated R.

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