This week there are eight new movies being released. Five open wide and three are in limited release.
Opening Nationwide on Friday, August 3rd:
Movie: The Bourne Ultimatum (PG-13) (Read Review)
Starring: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Albert Finney & Joan Allen
Genre: Action Thriller
Synopsis: All along he has just wanted to be left alone and to disappear, but he is still being hunted by those that created him. Now all he wants is to find out who he was and he is starting at the beginning and working forward. This leads him to Moscow, Paris, Madrid, London, Tangiers and New York. All the while being hunted by cops, Interpol agents, assassins and others out to get him.
First Thoughts: I really enjoyed the first two and am looking forward to the third. This has been one of the best action series to come along in some time.
Movie: Bratz (PG)
Starring: Nathalia Ramos, Janel Parrish, Logan Browning & Skyler Shaye
Genre: Teen Comedy
Synopsis: A group of lifelong friends learn to deal with high school life and the peer pressure that threatens to divide them. Once they band together, they learn what it means to be truly empowered.
First Thoughts: If you are a teen girl about to enter high school, you will probably like this movie, even if it has no real basis in reality, as most teen comedies don’t.
Movie: El Cantante (R)
Starring: Marc Anthony & Jennifer Lopez
Genre: Biographical Musical Drama
Synopsis: The story of a Puerto Rican singer who immigrates to the United States and pioneers the salsa music sound. While in New York he meets the woman that will become his loving yet fiery wife. He then perfects the sound and rises to fame and then falls due to his battle with drug addiction.
First Thoughts: Probably watch it some day after it hits HBO or Showtime.
Movie: Hot Rod (PG-13)
Starring: Andy Samberg, Isla Fisher, Bill Hader, Ian McShane, Sissy Spacek
Synopsis: A guy who calls himself a stuntman has grown up thinking he was the son of the test rider for Evel Knievel that died in his prime. He has always wanted to fulfill his father’s destiny, but he has one problem, he just plain sucks. Living with his mother and stepfather, who is a jerk, and without a job he practices stunts on his moped. When his stepfather falls ill, he sets out to do the biggest stunt of his life to raise the money for his treatment.
First Thoughts: Will probably have some funny parts, but overall it looks pretty bad.
Movie: Underdog (PG)
Starring: Jason Lee, Peter Dinklage, John Slattery, Patrick Warburton & Amy Adams
Genre: Family Adventure Comedy
Synopsis: Just an ordinary dog that winds up in the middle of an accident at the lab of Dr. Simon Barsinister and ends up with superpowers and the ability to talk. Once the right costume is found, Underdog sets out to protect the citizens of Capitol City and, more importantly, the beautiful Polly Purebread. To do this he must put a stop to Barsinister’s evil plan to destroy Capitol City. Never fear, Underdog is here. Based on the animated TV show.
First Thoughts: Actually looks like it could be a lot of fun.
Movies in Limited Release this Friday:
- Becoming Jane – Romance drama with Anne Hathaway as the young Jane Austen and the romances that sparked her writing.
- Cash – Crime thriller about a con artist hires a bunch of thieves to steal some diamonds in South Africa.
- The Ten – A giant group of known actors star in this religious satire with stories revolving around the Ten Commandments.
The movie Talk to Me expands nationwide this week.
For New Movie Friday there are seven new movies at a theater near me this week. They are The Bourne Ultimatum, Bratz, El Cantante, Hot Rod, Underdog, Becoming Jane and The Ten. What new movie will you be heading out to see this week?