What New Movies Start Friday, March 27th, 2009?

There are six movies opening this week, three everywhere and three others are in limited release.

Opening Nationwide on Friday, March 27th:

Movie: 12 Rounds (PG-13)
Starring: John Cena, Steve Harris, Ashley Scott, Aidan Gillen & Brian J. White
Genre: Action Thriller
Synopsis: A brilliant thief gets thwarted during a heist by a New Orleans cop, but the thief’s girlfriend is accidentally killed in the incident. Wanting revenge, the thief escapes from prison and sets up an elaborate game that the cop must complete or the love of his life will be killed.
First Thoughts: John Cena has exactly shown himself to be the next Dwayne Johnson, but this is mildly interesting to me over the other new movie choices this week.

Movie: The Haunting in Connecticut (PG-13)
Starring: Virginia Madsen, Martin Donovan, Kyle Gallner & Elias Koteas
Genre: Supernatural Thriller
Synopsis: The story of a family that moves into a house in Connecticut that looks very nice, but turns out to have quite a disturbing history. It was once a funeral parlor and the son of the family that lived there then was a messenger for spiritual entities to pass between realms. That son returns to unleashed unspeakable horrors on the new family that just moved in.
First Thoughts: This is not my kind of movie, so the idea of it not looking very good to me is not all that surprising.

Movie: Monsters vs. Aliens (PG-13)
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland & Stephen Colbert
Genre: Sci-Fi Family Comedy
Synopsis: A bunch of monsters have been secreted away by the government, but when an alien attacks, the president is persuaded to use the monsters to defend themselves.
First Thoughts: This movie is available in regular, 3D, and IMAX 3D. I’ve heard it isn’t good in any of them. Plus, the Super Bowl commercial was really lame, especially 3D-wise.

Movies in Limited Release:

  • American Swing – Documentary about the swinging lifestyle in 1977.
  • The Education of Charlie Banks – A privileged Ivy leaguer has an old friend come to visit that has a violent past who ingratiates himself into his friend’s life.
  • Goodbye Solo – Foreign flick about a taxi driver that makes friends with a suicidal old man.

Sunshine Cleaning continues to expand to more theaters this week.

For New Movie Friday there are three new movies to choose from this week. They are 12 Rounds, The Haunting in Connecticut, and Monsters vs. Aliens. What new movie looks good to you this week?

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