Seven new movies premiere Friday. Three open nationwide and another four open on a limited basis.
Nationwide – New Movies Premiering Friday, February 3rd:
Movie: Big Miracle (PG)
Starring: John Krasinski, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, Dermot Mulroney & Tim Blake Nelson
Synopsis: Residents of a small town do whatever they can to save three whales trapped in the ice at the Northern tip of Alaska.
First Thoughts: Save Willies!
Movie: Chronicle (PG-13)
Starring: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell & Michael B. Jordan
Genre: Action Suspense Thriller
Synopsis: A socially awkward teen uses his video camera to express himself. Things change after his cousin and another classmate develop powers after coming in contact with a mysterious substance. As their powers grow and their dark side begins to emerge, their lives begin to spin out of control. The events are captured on his camera.
First Thoughts: I like the idea of three friends accidentally acquiring super powers and watching at least one of them start to quickly move to the dark side, but not really excited about another found footage movie.
Movie: The Woman in Black (PG-13)
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe
Genre: Supernatural Thriller
Synopsis: A recently widowed man gets sent to a small town to put the affairs of a deceased eccentric in order. He soon thinks that the town is hiding something and finds that a woman haunts the house of the deceased last is looking for something she lost.
First Thoughts: Could not care less about seeing this one.
Limited – New Movies That Premiere Friday, February 3rd:
- The Innkeepers – Horror film that has the last two employees of a haunted hotel go hunting for ghosts.
- Kill List – Thriller about a contract killer and his business partner on a job.
- W.E. – Romance drama set in 1998 Manhattan around the upcoming auction of the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
- Windfall – Documentary exploring the downside of large wind energy corporations staking out land to put up wind turbines in American communities.
There are four new movies playing in my area this week. They are Big Miracles, Chronicle, The Innkeepers and The Woman in Black. Overall, seven new movies premiere Friday, will you be seeing any of them this weekend?
Interested in all three of these, however, I suspect the first will be really cheesy. The second, I agree with you on the found footage stuff. And the third looks nice and creepy.
That said, I probably won’t be seeing any of these for at least 3 months–until they hit Blu-ray. Going to see a movie in the theater is like taking a plane for a trip–there’s a lot of extra time wasted driving there and getting there way before the show time, the tickets and food are overpriced, and I always seem to have some person around me making a lot of noise. ;) Unless I’m really afraid of spoilers, others really want to see it right away or I have some kind of free/preview pass, I’ll just wait.
Kyle, Doubt Big Miracle and The Woman in Black will ever make the watch list, but will definitely catch Chronicle at some point.
I love going to the theater to watch movies, yet I understand your reservations about doing so. I usually go to the early matinees at my local AMC theater and never get anything at the concession. So, theater is only about 10 minutes away and tickets are $6. Plus, there are a lot less people at the early showings, so less likely to be near a talky-talkerson. Some movies just are better on the big screen, mainly action flicks. But, the synergy of watching a comedy with a large audience can be pretty great at times as well.