Let’s Go To The Movies: 1/27/2012

Posted: January 27, 2012 in Movies

It’s Friday, which means it’s the weekend, which means millions of Americans will be heading to their local movie theaters for some relaxation in front of the big screen.  Let’s examine what new films will be gracing the box office this weekend; they include Liam Neeson once again kicking some ass, Avatar guy stands on a ledge, and Katherine Heigl does her best to ruin everyone’s favorite book.

Here’s a closer look:

 

The Grey

Synopsis: In The Grey, Liam Neeson leads an unruly group of oil-rig roughnecks when their plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Battling mortal injuries and merciless weather, the survivors have only a few days to escape the icy elements – and a vicious pack of rogue wolves on the hunt – before their time runs out. — (C) Open Road Films

Cast: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, Frank Grillo

Rating: R

Running Time: 1 hour 57 minutes

Rotten Tomatoes Review Score: 76%

Sample Reviews:

New York Post

USA Today

Trailer:

 

Man on a Ledge

Synopsis: An ex-cop and now wanted fugitive (Sam Worthington) stands on the ledge of a high-rise building while a hard-living New York Police Department negotiator (Elizabeth Banks)tries to talk him down. The longer they are on the ledge, the more she realizes that he might have an ulterior objective. — (C) Summit Entertainment

Cast: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Anthony Mackie, Jamie Bell

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 1 hour 42 minutes

Rotten Tomatoes Review Score: 20%

Sample Reviews:

Newark Star Ledger
Detroit News

Trailer:

 

One for the Money

Synopsis: A proud, born-and-bred Jersey girl, Stephanie Plum’s got plenty of attitude, even if she’s been out of work for the last six months and just lost her car to a debt collector. Desperate for some fast cash, Stephanie turns to her last resort: convincing her sleazy cousin to give her a job at his bail bonding company…as a recovery agent. True, she doesn’t even own a pair of handcuffs and her weapon of choice is pepper spray, but that doesn’t stop Stephanie from taking on Vinny’s biggest bail-jumper: former vice cop and murder suspect Joe Morelli – yup, the same sexy, irresistible Joe Morelli who seduced and dumped her back in high school. — (C) Lionsgate

Cast: Katherine Heigl, Jason O’Mara, John Leguizamo

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 1 hour 46 minutes

Sample Reviews:

The Globe and Mail

Toronto Star

Trailer:

 

Albert Nobbs

Synopsis: Five-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close stars in this emotional and thought-provoking tale of a woman forced to live as a man in 19th Century Ireland. After thirty years of keeping up the charade, a new love threatens to destroy everything she’s worked so hard to build.. — (C) Roadside Attractions

Cast: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson

Rating: R

Running Time: 1 hour 53 minutes

Rotten Tomatoes Review Score: 50%

Sample Reviews:

Newsday

Washington Post

Trailer:

 

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