Opening this week at a theatre near you:
Paranormal Activity 3
This is a prequel to the first two films and takes place in 1988. Two young sisters encounter a presence in their house, which at first, appears to be a nice presence, but they soon learn that their lives are in danger.
What to Watch For: Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, this team is behind the documentary, Catfish.
Word on the Street: This film has ramped up the horror film aspect, but audiences are also enjoying the several surprisingly comedic scenes. Paranormal Activity 3 Website
The Three Musketeers
One of the most filmed stories of all time, legendary swordsmen must reunite to defeat a beautiful double agent and keep her from seizing the French throne.
What to Watch For: Paul W.S. Anderson directs his wife, Milla Jovovich. Let’s hope this film does better than 1995’s Cutthroat Island, also a swashbuckling tale where husband Renny Harlin directed his wife, Geena Davis, in one of the biggest box office disasters of all time.
Word on the Street: Shot in 3-D, this film is tries to update the plot with its Steampunk/Sci-Fi inspired storyline. The Three Musketeers website
Johnny English Reborn
In this 007 spoof, a sequel to the 2003 comedic film, Johnny English, Rowan Atkinson is a British secret agent who has to come out of retirement to stop the assassination of the Chinese Premier and stop WWIII.
What to Watch For: Atkinson is a hugely famous in Europe and starred in the TV icons, “Mr. Bean” and “Black Adder.”
Word on the Street: Will Atkinson finally have a hit in the U.S.? It’s going to take very good word of mouth since his first film was barely seen here. Johnny English Reborn Website
The Mighty Macs
Based on a true story, Carla Gugino (Mr. Popper’s Penguins) plays a recently hired woman’s basketball coach at a small all-woman’s Catholic college. It’s 1971, and the NCCA is going to conduct its first woman’s championship. Can the coach take a small school team and win the title?
What to Watch For: Seven members of the original team portray nuns in the film.
Word on the Street: Gugino is said to give another in a long line of dazzling performances. The Mighty Macs website
If you can’t make to the theatre, then stay at home and watch movies on CW69 this weekend.
Monkeybone (2001) Brendan Fraser (The Mummy) plays a cartoonist who has an accident and falls into a coma. In his coma, he dreams that he is now a part of the cartoon world he created and is terrorized by his own creation, a monkey. He must find his way back to the real world before someone pulls the plug.
Lords of Dogtown (2005) Set in Santa Monica in the early 70’s, three young surfers are present when the modern day skateboard is invented. They become known as the Z-Boys, as their reputation and talent on the boards becomes legendary. But, how will they handle this newfound fame? Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk and John Robinson star.