What New Movies Start Friday, January 25th?

by Jason of New Movie Friday on January 23, 2008

in New Movies This Friday

This week, there are five new movies opening. There are four opening everywhere and one in limited release.

Opening Nationwide on Friday, January 25th:

Movie: How She Move (PG-13)
Starring: Rutina Wesley, Tracey ‘Tre’ Armstrong, Brennan Gademans, Clé Bennett & Kevin Duhaney
Genre: Drama
Synopsis: A talented dancer that has been studying at an elite academy returns home after the sudden death of her sister due to drugs. She begins attending public school and a rivalry with another student bubbles up over who is the better dancer. So, she gets the local leader of an all male dance group that is preparing for a competition to let her join. Much dancing ensues.
First Thoughts: One of this year’s entries, along with the upcoming Step-Up 2: The Streets coming in February, into Stomp the Yard type territory.

Movie: Meet the Spartans (PG-13)
Starring: Diedrich Bader, Kevin Sorbo, Method Man, Ken Davitian, Jim Piddock & Carmen Electra
Genre: Comedy Spoof
Synopsis: Many of the big movies of the recent past get the spoof treatment.
First Thoughts: Another attempt at an Epic Movie type conglomeration of comedy spoofery.

Movie: Rambo (R)
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Paul Schulze, Matthew Marsden & Graham McTavish
Genre: Action Adventure
Synopsis: Rambo is no longer fighting and is now living a solitary life in northern Thailand. Nearby on the Thai-Burma board the war between the Burmese and the Karen rages on. A group of human rights missionaries that want to take medical supplies to the Karen, seek Rambo out to provide them safe transport up the Salween. He reluctantly agrees. A few days later a leader from their group comes to inform Rambo that the aid workers he had helped had not been heard from and the embassies had been no help in finding them. Rambo suits up once again to go in and find them.
First Thoughts: From the trailers, even a geriatric Rambo looks like he can still kick some ass. If it wasn’t for Untraceable, would most definitely being heading out to see this. Maybe will go see it over the weekend.

Movie: Untraceable (R) (Read Review)
Starring: Diane Lane, Billy Burke, Colin Hanks, Joseph Cross & Mary Beth Hurt
Genre: Action Thriller
Synopsis: A special agent in the cybercrime division of the FBI comes across a very tech-savvy predator that is using his website to kill his victims with the help of the sites visitors. The more that come to the site, the faster his victims will die. Even to the top tech working at the FBI, his site seems to be untraceable. As the game of cat and mouse between the FBI and the killer goes on, it becomes personal for one of the agents, as the killer starts taunting her. The whole team must race the clock to stop this evil mastermind from continuing to kill.
First Thoughts: This looks really good and having Diane Lane on screen is never a bad thing. Hopefully, it lives up to what its trailer promises.

Movies in Limited Release:

  • U2 3D – It is a unique attempt to put the viewer inside a concert by the world’s greatest band by making them feel that they are there. It uses an innovative digital 3D process and a surround sound experience to show you the excitement of listening to U2 at a live concert. It was shot in South America during the last leg of U2’s “Vertigo” tour. They say watching this will take you on a extraordinary journey that you will never forget. Opens today, January 23rd.

For New Movie Friday there are four new movies this week to choose from. They are How She Move, Meet the Spartans, Rambo and Untraceable. What new movie will you be heading out to see this week?

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