New Movies Out Friday, June 17th, 2011

There are seven new movies out Friday. Two open everywhere and another five are in limited release.

Nationwide – New Movies Out Friday, June 17th:

Movie: Green Lantern (PG-13)
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Tim Robbins, Jay O. Sanders, Taika Waititi & Angela Bassett
Genre: Comic Book Superhero Action
Synopsis: The Green Lanterns have never given any respect to humans and thus they have never been given the power of the ring before. Yet, Hal, a gifted and cocky test pilot, may be the missing piece to defeating Parallax. He must overcome his fears and with the encouragement of his childhood sweetheart, a fellow test pilot, he might just become the greatest Green Lantern ever.
First Thoughts: Never been much into comics and don’t really have any connection to this character, except maybe some childhood cartoons, but I’m always excited to see one of these characters hit the big screen. I’ll be at my local cineplex Friday morning to see it. Plus, Ryan Reynolds is a favorite since his days on TV’s Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place. Also, it’s available in 3D.

Movie: Mr. Popper’s Penguins (PG)
Starring: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Ophelia Lovibond, Madeline Carroll & Angela Lansbury
Genre: Family Comedy
Synopsis: A man that has everything together in his business life, but not his family life, inherits six penguins. As he begins transforming his apartment into a winter playland, his business life begins to fall apart, but his family life may actually be coming together.
First Thoughts: Looks like Carrey is in his proper element, but toned down for the family audience. May see it somewhere down the road.

Limited – New Movies Out Friday, June 17th:

  • The Art of Getting By – Romantic teen comedy about a fatalistic high school senior that begins to see things differently after meeting a free-spirited classmate.
  • Battle for Brooklyn – A look at the very public and passionate fight being waged by residents and business owners of Brooklyn’s historic Prospect Heights neighborhood that is facing condemnation of their property to make way for the Atlantic Yards project, a massive plan to build 16 skyscrapers and a basketball arena for the New Jersey Nets.
  • Buck – The story of Buck Brannaman and how he becomes one of the most well-respected horse trainers in the industry by promoting praise and cooperation rather than fear and punishment.
  • Jig – Documentary following a few of the thousands of dancers and their families and coaches, as they descend on Glasgow, Scotland, for the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships.
  • Page One: Inside the New York Times – Documentary about the transformation of the media industry at its time of greatest turmoil. Writers like Brian Stelter, Tim Arango and David Carr track print journalism’s changes even as their own paper struggles to stay vital and solvent.

There are three new movies playing in my area this week. They are The Art of Getting By, Green Lantern, and Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Of the eight new movies out Friday, which one are you most looking forward to seeing?

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