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New in Theatres · February 17, 2012

Now with Valentine’s Day behind us the only fire burning is the one emanating from Nic Cage’s cursed skull! Boom! Well, that’s not true. There is plenty of passionate fire within the super sexy love triangle in ‘This Means War’, not to mention all the explosions!
So, so many explosions!

Just a little side note, the more explosions a romantic comedy has the better! That is totally our kind of romantic comedy! Where were you on Tuesday when ‘The Vow‘ ranked in almost $12M and the title of the best mid-week Valentine’s Day gross ever!?

But, if awesome action sequences, sex and violence aren’t your thing, there are a few other options. But, they involve football and family friendly anime, so we’re betting ol’ Nicolas Cage and his unique brand of “whisper yelling” have a pretty profitable weekend.

GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE

 

Directing: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Writing: Scott M. Gimple, Seth Hoffman (screenplay), David S. Goyer (screenplay/story)
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ciarán Hinds, Idris Elba, Violante Placido

Price of Admission will get you: an insane CGI thrill ride and the vague idea of a plot about a devil boy…or something. In fact there is so much CGI they should have just cast Andy Serkis as the Ghost Rider! Don’t forget, it’s in 3-D!

Running Time · 95 min
Genre · Action / Fantasy / Thriller
Rating · PG-13

THIS MEANS WAR
It’s SPY against SPY.

Directing: McG
Writing: Simon Kinberg (screenplay), Timothy Dowling (screenplay/story), Marcus Gautesen (story)
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Til Schweiger

Price of Admission will get you: an action-packed rom-com fuelled solely on the fact the two hot male leads do not subscribe to the “bros before hos” guy code.

Running Time · 98 min
Genre · Comedy / Action / Romance
Rating · R

THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY
“No Friendship is Too Small.”

Directing: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Writing: Mary Norton (novel), Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa (screenplay)
Starring: Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Saoirse Ronan

Price of Admission will get you: a lovely anime adaptation of the beloved children’s literary classic ‘The Borrowers’.

Running Time · 94 min
Genre · Animation / Adventure / Family / Fantasy
Rating · G

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

UNDEFEATED

Directing: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin
Starring: Bill Courtney, O.C. Brown, Montrail ‘Money’ Brown, Chavis Daniels

Price of Admission will get you: one of those ‘inspirational’ football movies about some underdog team with no hope and no future. That stood by each other and overcame all of life’s trials and tribulations because they could throw around a ball. Oh, and since it’s a documentary, it’s exactly like the ‘based on a true story’ movie adaptations – only with real people instead of actors!

Running Time · 113 min
Genre · Documentary
Rating · Not Rated

Also In Limited Release:

THIN ICE
Running Time · 93 min
Genre · Comedy / Crime / Drama
Rating · R

ON THE ICE
Running Time · 96 min
Genre · Drama / Thriller
Rating · R

BULLHEAD  [LA/NYC]
Running Time · 124 min
Genre · Crime / Drama
Rating · R

MICHAEL
Running Time · 96 min
Genre · Drama
Rating · Not Rated

CIRKUS COLUMBIA  [NYC]
Running Time · 113 min
Genre · Drama
Rating · Not Rated

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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 February 17, 2012, in ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES & FILMS, NEW IN THEATRES and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I wouldn’t mind seeing “The Secret World of Arrietty”…the rest I couldn’t care less.

  1. Pingback: NEW WIDE RELEASES FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 | thefilmgoer

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