It is nice to have another week with some actual movie choices. This Friday there are four movies that are opening in my area, up here in Seattle. According to First Showing there are seven movies being released this week. Overall it looks like there are 13 movies hitting theaters around the country, just not always near you. So, what are these new movies starting this Friday? Well, read on and find out.
Nationwide Movie Releases for March 16th:
Movie: Dead Silence (R)
Starring: Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta and Donnie Wahlberg
Genre: Horror Suspense
Synopsis: A guy wants to find out what happened to his wife who died in gruesome way. He goes back to their hometown of, the spookily named, Ravens Fair to investigate where he learns of the Mary Shaw legend. She was a ventriloquist that was murdered and now is thought to haunt the town. As he gets closer to finding out what happened, he discovers the curse that killed his wife and is now going to take his.
First Thoughts: This movie has a bunch of murderous ventriloquist dolls. It is like somebody was sitting at home watching Child’s Play on DVD and thought, “Huh, what if we had, like a hundred Chucky dolls instead of just one?”
Movie: I Think I Love My Wife (R)
Starring: Chris Rock, Kerry Washington and Gina Torres
Genre: Romance Comedy
Synopsis: Richard is a guy that has become completely bored with his life and wife. He has everything you could want, a great house, kids, a beautiful wife and good job. Yet, he starts to wonder about what else is out there. What other women he could be with. One day an old friend, who is unbelievable beautiful and un-tethered comes for a visit. What will he do with temptation starring him right in the face? He does, after all, love his wife. Doesn’t he?
First Thoughts: Chris Rock comedy on the big screen can be very hit or miss. With a great supporting cast like Gina Torres and Steve Buscemi, it could be pretty good.
Movie: Premonition (PG-13) (Read Review)
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon and Nia Long
Genre: Drama Suspense Thriller
Synopsis: Linda is living a very good life; until a knock at the door reveals that her husband has died in a car crash. The next day she wakes up to find her husband still alive and thinks she was having a very realistic nightmare. When it happens again she starts to figure out that she is not dreaming and that she needs to figure out a way to keep her family intact. Or, does she?
First Thoughts: This has an interesting premise and leaves the possibility of many different outcomes. It all depends on how well they execute it.
Movies in Limited Release this Friday:
- Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon – A horror comedy with Robert Englund and others. What would you find out if you sent a documentary crew out to film a psycho slasher do his work?
- Caffiene – Mena Suvari, Katherine Heigl and Breckin Meyer in a comedy that has a bunch of young people trying to repair their relationships that they have flushed down the toilet with stupid decisions.
- Nomad – Jason Scott Lee and Jay Hernadez in this adventure drama set in the 18th century. A baby gets saved and then raised to fulfill a prophecy.
- The Wind That Shakes the Barley – Cillian Murphy stars in this drama about the Irish Republican Army in the 1920s.
Other limited release options, according to Fandango, include: comedy Adam’s Apples, drama Beauty and the Beast: A Latter-Day Tale, action Hat Trick, documentary Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, drama My Brother and comedy Tortilla Heaven.
Tomorrow I will pick which new movie to go see and review from Dead Silence, I Think I Love My Wife, Premonition and Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, as they are the only ones playing at a theater near me.
What new movies coming out this Friday look good to you? Will you be seeing any of them this weekend?