Six new movies release Friday. Three open nationwide and another three open on a limited basis.
Nationwide – New Movies Releasing Friday, January 27th:
Movie: The Grey (R)
Starring: Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, Joe Anderson, Nonso Anozie,Ben Bray & James Badge Dale
Genre: Action Suspense Thriller
Synopsis: A plane full of oil-rig workers crashes in Alaska. They have to battle injuries, weather and wolves in an attempt to survive.
First Thoughts: Liam Neeson is becoming the king of the first quarter actioner, but this one doesn’t really interest me like the previous two.
Movie: Man on a Ledge (PG-13)
Starring: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks & Jamie Bell
Genre: Suspense Thriller
Synopsis: A man sets a plan in motion to prove his innocence after he was framed for stealing a rare diamond. He has recently escaped from prison to do so. He climbs out on a ledge to attract attention while his brother works nearby on the rest of the plan.
First Thoughts: Looks like it might be good, but will find out on Friday.
Movie: One for the Money (PG-13)
Starring: Katherine Heigl, Jason O’Mara, Daniel Sunjata, John Leguizamo & Sherri Shepherd
Genre: Action Comedy
Synopsis: Stephanie Plum is a born-and-bred Jersey girl that has been out of work and is dealing with debt collectors. She needs some quick cash, so she turns to her cousin as a last resort. He runs a bail bonding company. So, she takes a job as a recovery agent, even though she has no experience whatsoever. She sets out to bring in a guy that jumped bail that also happens to be the guy that seduced and dumped her back in high school. This could make for a big payday.
First Thoughts: Based on the Janet Evanovich series of novels. Will probably see it at some point.
Limited – New Movies That Release Friday, January 27th:
- Declaration of War – A French couple’s life changes drastically after their young son is diagnosed with a brain tumor.
- In Darkness – A sewer worker and petty thief in Poland comes across a group of Jews and hides them for money in the labyrinthine sewer system underneath the city. It starts as a business deal and turns into something much more.
- The Wicker Tree – Two young missionaries go to Scotland and in up in a situation far from where they initially started.
There are three new movies playing in my area this week. They are The Grey, Man on a Ledge and One for the Money. Overall, six new movies release on Friday, what will you be seeing this weekend?
Will be interested to hear your thoughts on Man on a Ledge. Saw a sneak preview last night and found it really fun and entertaining. Really liked the bother/girlfriend characters. However, it is so predictable and filled with every heist/suspense movie cliche. The dialog and some of the acting is also pretty poor. (Though not unexpected given that it is from the studio that gives us the Twilight gems.) Also, not sure if he has health problems, but Ed Harris looked terrible–like he had been training for a live-action Skeletor role.
Kyle, Yes, it’s kind of fun, but it pretty much plays out as you’d expect. Sort of had the same problems as your average procedural TV shows. Based on who was cast, you knew who was all involved.