Hey gang, this week, new movies opening in theaters this Friday, February 8th, are a bit limited but still peppered with a few popular actors. There’s Jason Bateman, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Tom Cruise in a classic that’s revisiting theaters in the IMAX 3D format.
Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy lead the cast in Identity Thief, where Bateman’s character flies to Miami to confront a woman whose stolen his identity and living the high life off his name!
Other cast includes Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Robert Patrick and the gorgeous Genesis Rodriguez.
This comedy is directed by Seth Gordon, whose also helmed movies like Horrible Bosses and Four Christmases. Rumor-news says he’s also lined up and working on projects like WarGames (remake?) & Horrible Bosses 2. Hey, how many bosses can you kill off?
Identity Thief is rated R and runs 1 hour, 51 minutes.
With a cast like Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Channing Tatum, it’s hard to imagine a movie that might not be an engaging movie experience.
In Side Effects, Rooney and Channing play a successful New York couple, whose very existence gets pretty messed up with Rooney’s psychiatrist prescribes her a drug that has some trippy and unexpected side effects!
This thriller movie is directed by Steven Soderbergh whose past credits include Magic Mike, Haywire, and Contagion. So he’s got the chops to tackle this kind of story line. It sounds pretty exciting to me.
Side Effects is rated R and runs 1 hr and 45 minutes.
Yes… I said Top Gun is coming to theaters. It’s the IMAX 3D re-release of the Tom Cruise staring movie, where you get to see what Tom, Val Kilmer and Kelly McGillis looked like, back in the day.
Directed by the late, great Tony Scott, this movie has been rated by IMDb users at a 6.7/10 and has grossed $345M worldwide. Not bad for 1986 dollars!
I remember loving this film in its day, and even though I’m not prone to drop bucks on 3D re-releases, I bet it would be fun to watch in 3D.
Those are the new movies coming this Friday. Other movies still in theaters around my neck of the woods include some great choices…
- Bullet to the Head; R, 1 hr 31 min
- Stand Up Guys; R, 1 hr 35 min
- Warm Bodies; PG-13, 1 hr 38 min
- Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters; R, 1 hr 28 min
- Parker; R, 1 hr 58 min
- Mama; PG-13, 1 hr 40 min
- Gangster Squad; R, 1 hr 50 min
- Quartet; PG-13, 1 hr 37 min
- Zero Dark Thirty; R, 2 hr 37 min
- Django Unchained; R, 2 hr 45 min
- Les Miserables (2012); PG-13, 2 hr 38 min
- The Impossible; PG-13, 1 hr 43 min
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey; PG-13, 2 hr 49 min
- Life of Pi; PG, 2 hr 5 min
- Silver Linings Playbook; R, 2 hr 2 min
- Lincoln; PG-13, 2 hr 29 min
- Argo; R, 2 hr
If it’s any clue, last weekend’s box office numbers looked something like this, per Fandango:
1 Warm Bodies $20.3M
2 Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters $9.4M
3 Silver Linings Playbook $7.7M
4 Mama $6.5M
5 Zero Dark Thirty $5.1M
6 Bullet to the Head $4.5M
7 Parker $3.3M
8 Django Unchained $3.0M
9 Les Miserables (2012) $2.4M
10 Lincoln $2.4M
And if you’re not moved by anything this week, here’s a look at some upcoming movie releases, and their production status with (release dates). I think it’s time to start saving up the bucks for movie season!:
· Man of Steel (6/14/13)
· G.I. Joe: Retaliation (3/28/13)
· Oz the Great and Powerful (3/8/13)
· Evil Dead (4/5/13)
· The Great Gatsby (5/10/13)
· The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (11/22/13)
· Fast & Furious 6 (5/24/13)
· The Wolverine (7/26/13)
· Star Trek Into Darkness (5/15/13)
· Thor: The Dark World (11/8/13)
Filming right now:
· Iron Man 3 (5/3/13)
· The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (May 2014)
· Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (10/4/13)
· RoboCop (Feb 2014)
· Winter’s Tale
· X-Men: Days of Future Past
· Star Wars: Episode VII
· Captain America: The Winter Soldier
· Untitled Transformers Sequel
· The Avengers 2
· Fifty Shades of Grey
· The Expendables 3
· Justice League
What are you guys headed out to see this weekend?