Hollywood News: Opening This Weekend

Going to the movies this weekend? It looks like you have a choice between Jim Carey being his usual crazy self (but in CGI format), a zombie movie and a street fighting flick.

My guess is that "Horton Hears a Who" will be the front runner for the weekend. It looks the most interesting to a wide variety of audiences. And is it just me, or does the "Mayor" of that film look a lot like Paul Giamatti?

Anyway, here are three films, along with their trailers that are opening wide this weekend.

Horton Hears a Who
Based on Dr. Seuss' children book this movie tells the story of an elephant who tries to protect a small speck of dust after he hears a faint cry for help.

Authorities brutally quarantine a country as it succumbs to fear and chaos when a virus strikes. The literal walling-off works for three decades -- until the dreaded Reaper virus violently resurfaces in a major city. An elite group of specialists, captained by Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare.

Never Back Down

Never Back Down is the story of Jake Tyler, a tough kid who leads with his fists, and, often, with his heart. Jake Tyler is the new kid in town with a troubled past. He has recently moved to Orlando, Florida with his family who has relocated to support his younger brother's shot at a professional tennis career. Jake was a star athlete on the football team at home, but in this new city he is an outsider with a reputation for being a quick tempered brawler.

Making an attempt to fit in, at the invitation of a flirtatious classmate, Baja Jake goes to a party where he is unwittingly pulled into a fight with a bully named Ryan McDonald. While he is defeated and humiliated in the fight, a classmate introduces himself to Jake and tells him about the sport known as Mixed Marshall Arts (MMA). He sees a star in Jake and asks that he meet with his mentor, Jean Roqua.

It is immediately apparent to Jake that MMA is not street fighting, but rather an art form he wants to master. Roqua will take Jake under his wing, but it is up to Jake to find the patience, discipline, willingness and reason within him to succeed. For Jake, there is much more at stake than mere victory. His decision will not just settle a score; it will define who he is.

1 comment:

Joy said...

We just got back from watching the Dr. Seuss movie. Yeah, the mayor looks a little bit like Paul G. Haha. Entertaining movie, though.

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