What New Movies Start on Friday, April 11th?

by Jason of New Movie Friday on April 10, 2008

in New Movies This Friday

This week, there are five new movies hitting the big screen. Three are opening everywhere and two are in limited release.

Opening Nationwide on Friday, April 11th:

Movie: Prom Night (PG-13)
Starring: Brittany Snow, Scott Porter, Jessica Stroup, Dana Davis & Collins Pennie
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: It’s the senior prom and you are ready for the time of your life, but things turn bad when the obsessed killer that you thought was in jail escapes.
First Thoughts: Another crappy slasher flick.

Movie: Street Kings (R)
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Common & The Game
Genre: Action Drama
Synopsis: A detective is out to find the people who killed his partner. His captain tries to keep him in line and Internal Affairs away. Now partnered with a young detective, they track down those responsible.
First Thoughts: The cast looks great and the trailer looks good. How much you want to bet that I am about to be suckered into to seeing a mediocre retread of a cop-out-for-revenge movie?

Movie: Smart People (R)
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church & Ellen Page
Genre: Romantic Comedy Drama
Synopsis: A widowed lit professor doesn’t see much of his son or daughter and is about to start a relationship with a former student. His bother shows up and things transpire that make him see he needs to change things. He needs to reconnect with his kids and get his life back.
First Thoughts: Might be the smart choice this weekend, but I am a sucker for an action cop drama.

Movies in Limited Release:

  • The Visitor – Drama about a man that needs to change and does so through learning to play the African drum.
  • Young@Heart – The Young@Heart chorus from New England perform songs from artist such as The Clash and Coldplay.

For New Movie Friday there are three new movies to choose from this week. They are Prom Night, Street Kings and Smart People. What new movie looks good to you this week?

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