Let’s Go To The Movies – 3/30/2012

Posted: March 30, 2012 in Movies

It’s Friday!

Hit it Rebecca Black!

Seriously though…this week’s offerings at your local cineplex include a sequel to a remake, Julia Roberts as an evil queen, a movie about bullies, and Sean William Scott as a thug hockey player.

Welp.

We all know you’re just going to see The Hunger Games again anyways.

 

Wrath of the Titans

Synopsis: A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus-the demigod son of Zeus-is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity’s lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus’ godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramírez), switch loyalty and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans’ strength grows stronger as Zeus’ remaining godly powers are siphoned… — (C) Warner Bros.

Cast: Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 1 hour 39 minutes

Rotten Tomatoes Review Score: 26%

Sample Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly

USA Today

Trailer:

 

Mirror Mirror

Synopsis: One of the most beloved stories of all time is coming to life in the motion picture event for the whole family, Mirror Mirror. A fresh and funny retelling of the Snow White legend, Mirror Mirror features breakout star Lily Collins as Snow White, a princess in exile, and Julia Roberts as the evil Queen who ruthlessly rules her captured kingdom. Seven courageous rebel dwarfs join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her Prince in this magical comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. The film also stars Armie Hammer as the Prince, and Nathan Lane as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen. — (C) Relativity

Cast: Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Lily Collins, Nathan Lane

Rating: PG

Running Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Rotten Tomatoes Review Score: 54%

Sample Reviews:

TIME Magazine

Boston Globe

Trailer:

 

Bully

Synopsis: Directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, Bully is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary. At its heart are those with huge stakes in this issue whose stories each represent a different facet of America’s bullying crisis. Bully follows five kids and families over the course of a school year. Stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With an intimate glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals’ offices, the film offers insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children. — (C) Weinstein

Cast: Ja’Meya Jackson, Londa Johnson, Alex Libby, Kelby Johnson

Rating: R

Running Time: 1 hour 34 minutes

Rotten Tomatoes Review Score: 97%

Sample Reviews:

The Wall Street Journal

Los Angeles Times

Trailer:


Goon

Synopsis: Not content with his job as a bouncer at a local Beantown bar and a bit of an embarrassment to his accomplished family, Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott) dreams of the kind of success enjoyed by minor league hockey goon Ross Rhea (Liev Schreiber). When a chance encounter with an on-ice thug leads to a bloody fist fight that Doug easily wins, the coach of the Halifax Highlanders sees potential in this mammoth sized man who is only hampered by his lack of any hockey playing ability and his brother’s old figure skates. Standing up to the taunts of the other players, Doug manages to join the team, and with the encouragement of his hockey obsessed best friend (Jay Baruchel) quickly becomes a rising star. Soon he’ll have the opportunity to face off against Ross “The Boss” Rhea and perhaps finally land a girlfriend. Now – all he needs is to learn how to skate. — (C) Magnolia

Cast: Sean William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Eugene Levy

Rating:R

Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Rotten Tomatoes Review Score: 76%

Sample Reviews:

New York Times

NPR

Trailer:

 

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