What New Movies Start Friday, April 24th, 2009?

by Jason of New Movie Friday on April 22, 2009

in New Movies This Friday

There are 10 movies opening this week. Four are opening everywhere and six more open on a limited basis.

Opening Nationwide on Friday, April 24th:

Movie: earth (G)
Starring: James Earl Jones
Genre: Nature
Synopsis: This is the first film in the Disneynature series and is narrated by Jones. It focuses on three animal families and their journeys around the planet. Some of the wildest and most elusive creatures are shown in unbelievable locations.
First Thoughts: This looks like it has some amazing video of some very beautiful places on this wonderful planet of ours.

Movie: Fighting (R)
Starring: Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Brian J. White, Luis Guzman & Zulay Henao
Genre: Action Drama
Synopsis: The story of a guy from a small town that came to New York City with little. A scam artist finds him and his fighting ability to be a way to make some money. The both struggle to find respect and survive in the streetfighting arena, where the rich come to bet.
First Thoughts: This looks like one of those movies you catch on HBO or something some weekend when there is nothing else on.

Movie: Obsessed (PG-13)
Starring: Idris Elba, Beyoncé Knowles, Ali Larter, Bruce McGill & Jerry O’Connell
Genre: Thriller
Synopsis: A guy that just got a big promotion has everything going for him in his career and in his marriage. Then a new temp at his work begins to stalk him and everything starts to go bad.
First Thoughts: This looks lame and just an excuse for Ali Larter to walk around sporting very little clothing.

Movie: The Soloist (PG-13)
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey, Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander & Lisa Gay Hamilton
Genre: Biographical Drama
Synopsis: The story of a musical prodigy that dropped out of Julliard because of his developing schizophrenia and ended up homeless on the streets of Los Angeles. A journalist finds out about him and tries to help him find a way back. They develop a friendship that changes things for both of them.
First Thoughts: This looks really good and the cast is great, but since it was postponed from the end of last year, I’m a bit worried about it. Hopefully, it turns out to be as good as it looks from the ads.

Movies in Limited Release:

  • The Garder – A look at the famous political and social battle over the largest community garden in the U.S (located in south central Los Angeles).
  • Il Divo – Political drama about corruption and chaos at the highest level of politics.
  • The Informers – Period showbiz drama starring Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Winona Ryder, Amber Heard and Mickey Rourke.
  • Is Anybody There? – Period comedy drama about a young boy living with his parents at a retirement home they run.
  • Mutant Chronicles – Sci-fi actioner starring Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, Devon Aoki, and John Malkovich.
  • Tyson – Biographical documentary about former boxing champ Mike Tyson.

For New Movie Friday there are five new movies to choose from this week. They are earth, Fighting, The Informers, Obsessed, and The Soloist. What new movie looks good to you this week?

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