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New in Theatres · January 20, 2012

The primary theme through this weekend’s new theatrical offerings is revenge and violence!! The women are bringing the revenge aspect; the original Death Dealer wants it, the betrayed highly trained special operative wants it… and they aren’t stopping until they get it.

And the guys are just sticking with the basic ol’ violence and war.
Way to keep it simple, fellas!

UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING
“Vengeance Returns”

Directing: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein
Writing: Len Wiseman, John Hlavin, J. Michael Straczynski, Allison Burnett (screenplay), Kevin Grevioux, Danny McBride (characters)
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, India Eisley, Stephen Rea

Price of Admission will get you: Kate Beckinsale in a crazy-tight leather cat suit, killing werewolves, humans and just about anything else that gets in the way of her lookin’ sexy!

Running Time · 88 min
Genre · Action / Fantasy / Horror
Rating · R

HAYWIRE
“They left her no choice.”

Directing: Steven Soderbergh
Writing: Lem Dobbs
Starring: Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Michael Angarano

Price of Admission will get you: MMA superstar Gina Carano laying down a ferocious ass kicking and looking damn sexy the whole time. Head’s up: the fight scene between her and Michael Fassbender is wicked awesome!!

Running Time · 93 min
Genre · Genre Action / Thriller
Rating · R

RED TAILS

Directing: Anthony Hemingway
Writing: John Ridley, Aaron McGruder (screenplay), John Ridley (story)
Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Gerald McRaney, David Oyelowo, Andre Royo

Price of Admission will get you: the true story of the Tuskegee training program and some cool aerial dogfights. Sadly, it will also get you cheesy dialogue, flat one-dimensional characters and too many war movie clichés. Let’s not forget that George Lucas had a hand in this movie; miraculously finding time to get involved between fucking up the ‘Star Wars’ series!
Noooooo!!!

Running Time · 120 min
Genre · Action / Adventure / Drama / History / War
Rating · PG-13

(read the rest of this entry to find out what else is out this weekend…)

CORIOLANUS
“Nature Teaches Beasts to Know Their Friends”

Directing: Ralph Fiennes
Writing: John Logan (screenplay), William Shakespeare (play)
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Lubna Azabal

Price of Admission will get you: A Shakespearian story retold in contemporary surroundings with modern themes. Also, Ralph Fiennes directorial debut!

Running Time · 122 min
Genre · Drama / Thriller
Rating · R

THE FLOWERS OF WAR

Directing: Yimou Zhang
Writing: Heng Liu (screenplay), Geling Yan (novel)
Starring: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Paul Schneider

Price of Admission will get you: An over-the-top performance from Bale as an alcoholic American and lots and lots of cheesy, churchy choirs and choral music.

Running Time · 158 min
Genre · Drama / History
Rating · R

Also In Limited Release:

MISS BALA
Running Time · 113 min
Genre · Action / Drama
Rating · R

THE FRONT LINE
Running Time · 133 min
Genre · Drama / War
Rating · R

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We’re two SurlyGurls brought together by a love of all things awesome and an equal hate of all things which are an affront to awesomeness everywhere.

Posted on January 20, 2012, in ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES & FILMS, NEW IN THEATRES, OPINION, PREMIERES, WEEKEND PREVIEW and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I really want to see Coriolanus. Ralph Feinnes AND Gerard Butler?! haha. I am also interested in the adaptation of Shakespeare.
    I am not too sure about Flowers of War. Christian Bale is pretty obnoxious…but isn’t that the same director who did “Crouching Tiger?”

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