What New Movies Start Friday, April 17th, 2009?

by Jason of New Movie Friday on April 16, 2009

in New Movies This Friday

There are six movies opening this week. Three are opening everywhere and three more open on a limited basis.

Opening Nationwide on Friday, April 17th:

Movie: 17 Again (PG-13)
Starring: Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon, Matthew Perry & Tyler Steelman
Genre: Comedy
Synopsis: A guy with a failed marriage, kids that don’t like him, and a lousy job gets a chance to try and fix things when he is transformed back into a 17-year-old. Things don’t go the way he would’ve hoped.
First Thoughts: Didn’t this star Kirk Cameron and Dudley Moore the last time?

Movie: Crank: High Voltage (R)
Starring: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Clifton Collins, Jr., Efren Ramirez, Bai Ling & Dwight Yoakam
Genre: Action
Synopsis: A guy has had his heart stolen, not by a pretty girl, but by a Chinese mobster. His replacement is battery powered and needs to be jolted regularly with electricity or he will die.
First Thoughts: Never saw the first one and really surprised they made a second one. When will someone put Statham in a really good action role?

Movie: State of Play (PG-13)
Starring: Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright Penn, Jason Bateman & Jeff Daniels
Genre: Political Thriller
Synopsis: A reporter and a congressman are entangled in the brutal murder or the congressman’s assistant. She also happens to be his mistress. He is the rising star in his party and looks to be the next in line for the presidency until secrets thought to have been buried start coming to the surface. The reporter is working on a story that could bring down many of the nation’s biggest political and business leaders.
First Thoughts: This has one heck of a cast. It looks by far to be the best new option this weekend.

Movies in Limited Release:

  • American Violet – The story of a woman facing a conviction for being a drug dealer based on faulty evidence that is based on true events.
  • Gooby – Family movie about a kid that is scared to move into his new house and has his wish of someone to help him come true. It just happens to be a six-foot tall monster that may be more afraid of the world than he is.
  • Sleep Dealer – The psychological sci-fi story that takes place in Mexico in the near future about a guy that is forced to leave his small town and what he finds as he starts heading north.

For New Movie Friday there are three new movies to choose from this week. They are 17 Again, Crank: High Voltage, and State of Play. What new movie looks good to you this week?

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