New Movies for Friday, May 11th, 2012

by Jason of New Movie Friday on May 8, 2012

in New Movies This Friday

There are 14 new movies in the theaters Friday. One opens nationwide and the other 13 open on a limited basis.

Didn’t get a post out last week due to a computer crash, but you probably knew that The Avengers was pretty much the only game in town anyways.

Nationwide – New Movie for Friday, May 11th:

Movie: Dark Shadows (PG-13)
Starring: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley & Jonny Lee Miller
Genre: Horror Comedy
Synopsis: A rich man in 18th century Maine breaks the heart of a witch and she turns him into a vampire and then buries him alive. It is now 1972 and he is found and escapes. He finds things have changed a lot. He moves back into his former estate with decedents from his family.
First Thoughts: This looks like it could be really good or an extreme misstep. It’s from the mind of Tim Burton, who directs. Seems like an interesting mash-up of genres. It is also being released in IMAX.

Limited – New Movies for Friday, May 11th:

  • A Bag of Hammers – Comedy about two young men that steal cars for a living come in contact with a 12-year-old runaway, which causes them to question their life and where they should go from here.
  • The Cup – Drama about two brothers from a legendary horse racing family and how one of them deals with the loss of the other in the days leading up to the prestigious Melbourne Cup.
  • Dangerous Ishhq – Suspense thriller about a woman that believes if she can unlock the puzzle of her dreams that she will be able to rescue her recently abducted lover.
  • Girl in Progress – Drama starring Eva Mendes about a single mother who is too busy to spend time with her daughter and the daughter’s plan to skip ahead to adulthood.
  • God Bless America – Comedy about a pair that feel disenfranchised that set out to rid the world of the dumbest and most irritating celebrities they can find.
  • Hick – Drama starring Chloe Moretz, Blake Lively and Alec Baldwin about a young girl the runs away from her abusive family and the dangerous and destructive people she meets as she hitchhikes west.
  • I Wish – Family drama about two young brothers separated by their parents’ divorce and how one hopes that a new bullet train linking the two towns they live in will help to reunite his family.
  • Nobody Else But You – Suspense thriller about a mystery author with writer’s block that is the only one that believes a suicide to be murder.
  • The Road – Horror flick about an old case that gets reopened after three teenagers go missing on an abandoned road.
  • Sleepless Night – Action thriller about a respected cop and family man that gets caught stealing cocaine from a drug dealer and how it endangers his family and his quest to keep them safe.
  • Tonight You’re Mine – Romantic comedy about two musicians that get handcuffed together.
  • Under African Skies – Documentary that follows musician Paul Simon on a trip to Africa some 25 years after his first visit.
  • Where Do We Go Now? – Comedy about how the women of a village, where the church and mosque are right next to each other, attempt to keep the men from starting a holy war.

There is one new movie playing in my area this week. It is Dark Shadows. Of the 14 new movies for Friday, what looks good to you?

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