What New Movies Start Friday, March 4th, 2011?

by Jason of New Movie Friday on March 3, 2011

in New Movies This Friday

There are 11 movies starting this Friday. Four open everywhere and another seven are in limited release.

Opening Nationwide on Friday, March 4th:

Movie: The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13)
Starring: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, Shohreh Aghdashloo, John Slattery, Michael Kelly & Terence Stamp
Genre: Sci-Fi Drama
Synopsis: A politician about to win a senate seat bumps into a pretty ballerina. He becomes smitten, but a secret group of men attempt to keep them apart. These secret agents of Fate try to keep him on he predetermined path, a path that doesn’t include her. Can he defy Fate and be with her?
First Thoughts: This looks really good, but I have a feeling it’s going to be one of those big concepts that doesn’t pan out in the end.

Movie: Beastly (PG-13)
Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen, Peter Krause & Neil Patrick Harris
Genre: Romantic Fantasy Drama
Synopsis: A good looking rich guy that spends his time mocking those less fortunate until he does so to the wrong classmate. The Goth girl puts a spell on him that turns him ugly and tells him that they only way he can get his looks back is to find someone to love him as he is now. His father packs him away with a blind tutor and a sympathetic housekeeper. Can he find someone that will or will he be left this way forever?
First Thoughts: It looks like a teen drama twist on Beauty and the Beast.

Movie: Rango (PG)
Starring: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone & Timothy Olyphant
Genre: Animated Children’s Western
Synopsis: A chameleon that dreams of being a hero accidentally ends up becoming the savior of a small Western town.
First Thoughts: Actually looks like it might be fun, it’s got quite the stellar voice cast.

Movie: Take Me Home Tonight (R)
Starring: Topher Grace, Dan Fogler, Anna Faris, Teresa Palmer & Chris Pratt
Genre: Comedy
Synopsis: As the 80s are coming to a close and the economy is flying, a young MIT graduate gets fed up with all the materialism and quits his great job at a lab and takes a job in a video store. His best friend loses his job, his sister is about to marry a loser, and the girl he had a crush on in high school might be available. Everything comes together on one wild night.
First Thoughts: It looks like “That ’80s Movie.”

Opening in Limited Release

  • Abel – Black comedy about a young boy that attempt to become the man of the house after his father leaves.
  • Bereavement – Horror flick about a young boy that was kidnapped and then forced to participate in some gruesome things by his captors on a pig farm.
  • Carmen 3D – Concert film based on the popular opera.
  • Dear Lemon Lima – Teen comedy drama.
  • Happythankyoupleasemore – Comedy drama about a group of young men and women navigating life in New York City starring Josh Radnor, Malin Ackerman, Kate Mara and Tony Hale.
  • I Saw the Devil – Psychological thriller.
  • Spooner – Romantic comedy drama.

There are four new movies playing in my area this week. They are The Adjustment Bureau, Beastly, Rango, and Take Me Home Tonight. Will you be heading out to the movies this weekend?

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