New Movies Starting Friday, August 12th, 2011?

by Jason of New Movie Friday on August 10, 2011

in New Movies This Friday

There are seven new movies starting this week. One starts everywhere today, three open everywhere Friday and another three are in limited release as of Friday.

Nationwide – New Movie Starting Wednesday, August 10th:

Movie: The Help (PG-13)
Starring: Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia L. Spencer & Jessica Chastain
Genre: Period Drama
Synopsis: Three very different women in Mississippi during the 1960s build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed, even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.
First Thoughts: It looks really good.

Nationwide – New Movies Starting Friday, August 12th:

Movie: 30 Minutes or Less (R) – Read ReviewStarring: Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson, Dilshad Vadsaria & Michael Peña
Genre: Comedy
Synopsis: A pizza delivery guy has a bomb strapped to him and given eight hours to rob a bank or he will be no longer. He enlists his friend to help him plan and execute the bank robbery. The two have to overcome many obstacles in an attempt to save his life.
First Thoughts: My first thought was that the trailer looked funny, but that the movie would end up being disappointing, like so many comedies. This was not the case, as it is very funny. Aziz Ansari is hilarious. It’s definitely worth checking out this weekend.

Movie: Final Destination 5 (R)
Starring: Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher, Ellen Wroe & Jacqueline MacInnes-Wood
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: A guy sees he and his friends die in a vision and then when things in real life start to look the same, he saves as many of his friends and colleagues as he can. They weren’t supposed to survive, so Death keeps coming after them. They attempt to figure out how to change that fact and keep living.
First Thoughts: Hope the final destination actually gets reached someday. It will be playing in 2-D, 3-D and IMAX 3-D.

Movie: Glee the 3D Concert Movie (PG)
Starring: The cast of Glee
Genre: Concert
Synopsis: Highlights from the summer concert tour.
First Thoughts: I’ve already grown tired of the show, so don’t see myself seeing this one anytime soon.

Limited – New Movies Starting Friday, August 12th:

  • Aarakshan – Foreign drama about family, love and friendship.
  • Littlerock – Comedy drama about Japanese siblings on vacation that get stuck in a small town in the California desert.
  • Senna – Biographical documentary about Brazilian Formula One racer Ayrton Senna.

There are four new movies playing in my area this week. They are 30 Minutes or Less, Final Destination 5, Glee the 3D Concert Movie and The Help. Of the six new movies starting Friday and the one on Wednesday, which are you going to see this weekend?

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