View Full Version : Your New Movies for the Weekend of March 14-16

March 13th, 2008, 07:38 PM
Directed by: Neil Marshall ( The Descent)
A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles,infection millions and kills hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in a major city. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare. My Expectations: It looks like a fun action movie and it is by Neil Marshall, who directed the scary as hell The Descent. It isn't being released to critics so it most likely will suck.
Verdict: Looks cool but don't go see it if you expect to get a good movie.

Funny Games (U.S. Version)
Directed by: Michael Haneke ( Cache)
n this provocative and brutal thriller from director Michael Haneke, a vacationing family gets an unexpected visit from two deeply disturbed young men. Their idyllic holiday turns nightmarish as they are subjected to unimaginable terrors and struggle to stay alive. Remade from his own acclaimed 1997 film, “Funny Games” is written and directed by Michael Haneke (“Caché”), and stars Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet and Devon Gearhart. --© Warner Independent Pictures [Less]
My Expectations: So far it has gotten very good reviews and I think this will become a cult classic. the trailer for the movie bears resembalence to the A Clockwork Orange trailer.
Verdict: Go see it.

Never Back Down
Set against the action-packed world of Mixed Martial Arts, Never Back Down is the story of Jake Tyler, a tough kid who leads with his fists, and, often, with his heart. Jake Tyler, played by Sean Faris, is the new kid in town with a troubled past. He has recently moved to Orlando, Florida with his family who has relocated to support his younger brother’s shot at a professional tennis career. Jake was a star athlete on the football team at home, but in this new city he is an outsider with a reputation for being a quick tempered brawler. Making an attempt to fit in, at the invitation of a flirtatious classmate, Baja (Amber Heard) Jake goes to a party where he is unwittingly pulled into a fight with a bully named Ryan McDonald (Cam Gigandet). While he is defeated and humiliated in the fight, a classmate introduces himself to Jake and tells him about the sport known as Mixed Marshall Arts (MMA). He sees a star in Jake and asks that he meet with his mentor, Jean Roqua, played by Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, In America). It is immediately apparent to Jake that MMA is not street fighting, but rather an art form he wants to master. Roqua will take Jake under his wing, but it is up to Jake to find the patience, discipline, willingness and reason within him to succeed. For Jake, there is much more at stake than mere victory. His decision will not just settle a score; it will define who he is. --© Summit Entertainment [Less]
My Expectations: It's just the same movie as the Karate Kid and countless other ones. Skip it.

Horton Hears a Who
Directed By: Jimmy Hayward
One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. Horton agrees to help protect the Whos and their home, but this gives him nothing but torment from his neighbors, who refuse to believe that anything could survive on the speck. Still, Horton stands by the motto that, "After all, a person is a person, no matter how small."
My Expectations: It has gotten terrific reviews and it is perfect movie for kids. If you have kids, see it.

Overall: This week has a good selection of movie from many different genre. From action to horror to kids movie, it looks like all of your movie tastes will be fulfilled this week.