This week, at a theater near you, there are 11 new movies being released. Four open wide and another seven are in limited release.
Opening Nationwide on Friday, October 12th:
Movie: Elizabeth: The Golden Age (PG-13)
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen, Rhys Ifans & Jordi Mollà
Genre: Historical Drama
Synopsis: The throne of Elizabeth I is being challenged. The political and religious times are changing in the late 16th century and the king of Spain is challenging the queen’s rule. The Spanish Armada and army are in route to England to bring it back to Catholicism. Elizabeth must prepare to defend her country, while balancing her royal duties and love of Sir Walter Raleigh. She has sworn herself to her country, but sends her best lady-in-waiting to keep him close by. Elizabeth then must deal with seeing them get close. Meanwhile, as she plans for the future of the empire, her trusted adviser goes about keeping her court in check at home with extreme mastery.
First Thoughts: Sequel to the 1998 film starring Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth 1, Elizabeth.
Movie: The Final Season (PG)
Starring: Sean Astin, Powers Boothe & Rachael Leigh Cook
Genre: Sports Drama
Synopsis: Baseball in the small town of Norway, Iowa is what it is all about. The high school team has won many state championships. The coach is the National Coach of the Year. The school is marked to merge with another and he loses his job. A former assistant takes over the team for its last season. Can the players rally around their new coach and bring home one last title?
First Thoughts: Based on a true story and looks to have everything that a good sports drama has. Might be worth checking out sometime.
Movie: Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? (PG-13)
Starring: Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Jill Scott & Sharon Leal
Genre: Comedy Drama
Synopsis: Four married couples go on their annual reunion vacation, this time in the mountains of Colorado. When news of infidelity with one of the couples comes to light, the rest of the couples start to take a hard look at their own relationships. Issues of betrayal, commitment, forgiveness and love are all struggled with during the trip.
First Thoughts: I have yet to see a Tyler Perry movie, probably won’t see this one anytime soon either.
Movie: We Own the Night (R) (Read Review)
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes & Robert Duvall
Genre: Crime Drama
Synopsis: The scene is 1988 New York City and the police are cracking down on drugs. The manager of a nightclub gets caught in the middle because gangsters visit his place often. He tries to remain neutral in the dispute, all the while hiding the fact that his brother and father are cops. He must choose sides between his family, which he has tried to distance himself from, and a future he may not be able to ward off.
First Thoughts: This looks really good and is most likely the movie I will be watching this Friday.
Movies in Limited Release:
- Control – A biographical drama about Ian Curtis who was the lead singer of Joy Division.
- Fat Girls – A teen comedy about social outcasts at a Texas high school.
- King Corn – A documentary about corn and the food system that gets it to our table.
- Laaga Chunari Mein Daag – Journey of a Woman – Romantic drama about two sisters trying to adjust to life in the big city.
- Lars and the Real Girl – Romantic comedy with Ryan Gosling and a life like doll.
- Sleuth – Michael Caine and Jude Law in this remake that has Law playing the Caine role from the original.
- Terror’s Advocate – A documentary about a lawyer who defends war criminals that deny the Holocaust.
Expanding to more theaters this week are Across the Universe, The Darjeeling Limited and Michael Clayton.
For New Movie Friday there are four new movies at a theater near me this week to choose from. They are Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Final Season, Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?, and We Own the Night. What new movie will you be heading out to see this weekend?