On Wednesday we get two new movies arriving at a theater near you. They are opening everywhere and there is one starting tomorrow in limited release.
Opening Nationwide on Wednesday, July 2nd:
Movie: Hancock (PG-13)
Starring: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Eddie Marsan & Johnny Galecki
Genre: Action Comedy
Synopsis: You have your heroes and there are the superheroes, but then there’s Hancock. He doesn’t exactly follow the normal superheroes path. He is conflicted, sarcastic and pretty much just doesn’t care. He tries to help out, but doesn’t exactly do so the way people would want or expect. One day he saves the life of a PR guy and that guy sets out to revamp Hancock’s image even though everyone thinks it is a lost cause.
First Thoughts: The reluctant hero that doesn’t care aspect of this interests me. I was going to go see it today, but it looks like I will be seeing it Friday morning as per usual.
Movie: Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (PG)
Starring: Abigail Breslin, Julia Ormond, Chris O’Donnell, Wallace Shawn & Joan Cusack
Genre: Family Comedy
Synopsis: A young girl and aspiring reporter loves to bring home strays, everything from abandoned dogs to a couple of hobos willing to work for food. Yet, one day her happy childhood is interrupted when her father has to leave home to find work in another city. A crime spree is sweeping the town and the hobos are being blamed. Kit wants to go to the hobo camp to see things for herself and gets her new friends to take her there. She writes an article about it from a kid’s perspective. When the crime spree strikes her home, her loyalties are tested, as her hobo friends are being charged with the crime. So, she sets out to find out who are the real people behind all the crime.
First Thoughts: Not my cup of tea, but may be a fine choice for parents looking for something fun to take their kids to see.
Movie in Limited Release:
- The Wackness – Romantic comedy set in 1994 New York starring Ben Kingsley, Josh Peck, Famke Janssen, Olivia Thirlby and Mary-Kate Olsen. Starts July 3rd.
For New Movie Friday there are two new movies to choose from this week. They are Hancock and Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. What new movie looks good to you this week?