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New in Theatres · April 27, 2012

Lots and lots of choices this week! There are four new major flicks fighting for your theatre-going dollars.

There’s Mr. High Fidelity in his macabre Edgar Allan Poe crime drama. You’ve got another raunchy romantic comedy from the unstoppable Apatow machine! Jason Statham and his gun show even make it out to kick the shit out of everyone in sight.

And if you’re thinking to yourself “Hey SurlyGurls, what about the families!? I’m not taking my kids to any of those!”… don’t you worry! The people behind ‘Chicken Run’ have an adorable little animated pirate movie for you! They’ve got your back! That’s so nice! You should do them a solid and go see their movie, it looks like your best bet at the Box Office this week.         

THE RAVEN
The only one who can stop a serial killer is the man who inspired him.

Directing: James McTeigue
Writing: Ben Livingston, Hannah Shakespeare
Starring: John Cusack, Alice Eve, Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson

Price of Admission will get you: another example of Cusack’s recent poor movie choices. Sure, visually it looks good, but the whole idea is ridiculous – merging Edgar Allan Poe and ‘Seven’ is a terrible idea. We think John Cusack is well on his way to being the next Nicolas Cage!!

Running Time · 111 min  
Genre · Mystery / Thriller
Rating · R

THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT
A comedy about the journey between popping the question and tying the knot.

Directing: Nicholas Stoller
Writing: Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller
Starring: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie

Price of Admission will get you: an uncompromisingly formulaic and predictable rom-com about the unpredictability of love and life.

Running Time · 124 min  
Genre · Comedy / Romance
Rating · R

THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS
“It’s a plunderful life.”

Directing: Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt
Writing: Gideon Defoe
Starring: Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven, Martin Freeman

Price of Admission will get you: a funny, charming little mash-ups of ‘Wallace and Gromit’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, and who wouldn’t like that!? This is sure to be a hit with the kids and the parents.

Running Time · 88 min
Genre
· Animation / Adventure / Family
Rating · PG

SAFE
She has the code. He is the key.

Directing: Boaz Yakin
Writing: Boaz Yakin
Starring: Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Chris Sarandon, Robert John Burke

Price of Admission will get you: exactly what you expect… Jason Statham looking hot and kicking ass! But, more accurately, it’s ‘Mercury Rising’ with Statham instead of Bruce Willis.

Running Time · 94 min  
Genre
· Action / Crime / Thriller
Rating · R

Also In Limited Release:

SOUND OF MY VOICE
Directing
: Zal Batmanglij
Starring: Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius, Brit Marling, Davenia McFadden
Running Time · 85 min
Genre
· Drama / Thriller
Rating · R        

HEADHUNTERS
Directing
: Morten Tyldum
Starring: Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Julie R. Ølgaard
Running Time · 100 min
Genre
· Action / Crime / Thriller
Rating · R

BERNIE
Directing
: Richard Linklater
Starring: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Veronica Orosco
Running Time · 104 min
Genre
· Comedy / Crime / Drama
Rating · PG-13

ELLES
Directing
: Malgorzata Szumowska
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Anaïs Demoustier, Joanna Kulig, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing
Running Time · 99 min
Genre
· Drama
Rating ·
NC-17          

THE BROKEN TOWER
Directing
: James Franco
Starring: James Franco, Michael Shannon, Stacey Miller, Vince Jolivette
Running Time · 99 min
Genre
· Biography / Drama / History / War
Rating · Not Rated

THE GIANT MECHANICAL MAN
Directing
: Lee Kirk
Starring: Jenna Fischer, Chris Messina, Topher Grace, Malin Akerman
Running Time · 94 min
Genre
· Comedy / Drama / Romance
Rating · PG-13       

96 MINUTES
Directing
: Aimee Lagos
Starring: Brittany Snow, Evan Ross, Sharon Morris, Justin Martin
Running Time · 93 min
Genre
· Drama / Thriller
Rating · R

CITIZEN GANGSTER
Directing
: Nathan Morlando
Starring: Scott Speedman, Kelly Reilly, Kevin Durand, Joseph Cross
Running Time · 105 min
Genre
· Crime / Drama
Rating · Not Rated

Do you think ‘The Raven’ will fly with moviegoers this weekend?

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Posted on April 27, 2012, in BOX OFFICE RESULTS, MOVIES & FILMS, NEW IN THEATRES, WEEKEND PREVIEW and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. “Sound of my Voice” and “Headhunters” sound good…the rest, not so much. Also, what a TERRIBLE trailer for “Safe!”

  2. Oh also John Cusack has NO BUSINESS playing Poe.

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