What New Movies Start Friday, January 21st, 2011?

by Jason of New Movie Friday on January 19, 2011

in New Movies This Friday

Five movies start Friday. Two open everywhere and another three are in limited release.

Opening Nationwide on Friday, January 21st:

Movie: No Strings Attached (R)
Starring: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline, Greta Gerwig & Cary Elwes
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Synopsis: Two long time friends decide to have sex, but they don’t want it to ruin the relationship they’ve had. So, they come up with some rules to keep things on a purely physical level in an attempt to not fight, become jealous or have future expectations. They decide they can do anything they want at anytime, as long as it doesn’t include falling in love with the other.
First Thoughts: Not expecting much, but I like both the main players.

Movie: The Way Back (PG-13)
Starring: Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell, Ed Harris & Saoirse Ronan
Genre: The story of a group of soldiers that escaped from a Siberian gulag in 1940.
First Thoughts: Great cast. Looks good, in the same kind of way as Defiance was. Hope it turns out to be.

Opening in Limited Release

  • The Company Men – Drama starring Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Maria Bello, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kevin Costner, Craig T. Nelson, and Eamonn Walker about a group of guys that have to reevaluate their lives after losing their jobs in the corporate world.
  • Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries) – Foreign drama wtih subtitle. After reading the description, I couldn’t really tell you what it is about.
  • Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance – Sci-fi actioner that is the second part of the “Rebuild of Evangelion” series, which seeks to reinterpret the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.

There are three new movies playing in my area this week. They are Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance, No Strings Attached, and The Way Back. Anything look watchable to you this weekend?

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