There are seven movies opening Thanksgiving Day weekend. Four are opening everywhere and three more open on a limited basis.
Opening Nationwide on Wednesday, November 24th:
Movie: Burlesque (PG-13)
Starring: Christina Aguilera, Cher, Cam Gigandet, Stanley Tucci & Kristen Bell
Genre: Musical Drama
Synopsis: A singer from a small town heads to Los Angeles and hopes stardom will follow. She begins working at a burlesque nightclub and gets taken under the wing of a featured dancer. She soon finds that not everyone is so nice, but finally gets her shot on stage with the help of the sympathetic stage manager. She becomes the featured attraction at the club and catches the eye of a wealthy businessman seeking to buy the club.
First Thoughts: I have no interest in seeing this whatsoever.
Movie: Faster (R)
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Carla Gugino & Moon Bloodgood
Synopsis: An ex-con is out for revenge for the double cross that left his brother dead years earlier.
First Thoughts: I’ll be seeing this one, as it actually looks pretty bad ass. Just check out the trailer below and you tell me.
Movie: Love and Other Drugs (R)
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria & Josh Gad
Genre: Romantic Comedy Drama
Synopsis: A pharmaceutical salesman selling a new sex enhancement drug can seemingly get any woman he wants, until he meets the one that his charms don’t seem to work on. Based on the book, Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman, Jamie Reidy.
First Thoughts: Looks like a sappy love story, but it stars Anne Hathaway, so I’ll probably be seeing it at some point.
Movie: Tangled (PG)
Starring: Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi
Genre: Animated Fairy Tale
Synopsis: A charming bandit on the run decides to hide out in a mysterious tower, but ends up being taken hostage by the towerbound teen girl who has been held captive there for years. She makes a deal with him to get her out of there and they end up on an adventure.
First Thoughts: Looks like a fun twist on the Rapunzel story. It will also be available in 3D.
Movies in Limited Release:
- The Legend of Pale Male – This is the true account of one of the most surprising and remarkable stories around about a guy that follows around a Redtail Hawk he comes across in New York’s Central Park for almost two decades.
- The Nutcracker 3D – This fantasy musical stars Elle Fanning, Nathan Lane, and John Turturro.
- The King’s Speech – Drama about Prince Albert, who is about to become king, getting help overcoming his speech impediment and the freindship that develops with his speech tutor his wife hires for him. Stars Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter & Guy Pearce.
For New Movie Friday there are six new movies playing in my area this week. They are Burlesque, Faster, Love and Other Drugs, The Nutcracker 3D, and Tangled. Do any of this week’s new movies look good to you? What are going to see over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend?