Movie Friday: What To See This Weekend

Collectively, this weekend’s releases aren’t anything to throw away $12.50 for. You can rush all you want to the back of the theater with overpriced popcorn stuck in your teeth while getting a “handy manny” from a girl you’re glad you can’t see because it’s too dark but, uh, we’ll throw you guys a bone anyway and let you in on what’s worth seeing.

We’ve mentioned this before but for those of you who don’t know, it’s October. For better or worse, that means a glut of horror movies at the theater. It looks like as we get closer to the that hallowed spookfest known as Halloween, Paranormal Activity 4 has everyone’s focus (it’ll probably be the #1 movie this weekend). This go-around in the franchise finds us five years after the original ghostly story took place. The movie zeros in on a neighborhood that experiences a bunch of weirdness after a black family strange family moves into the area. It stars Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, and Matt Shivley.

Brooklyn Castle is a documentary that focuses on a school in the borough of Kings, with an incredible record in national chess championships, facing devastatingly steep cuts in their extracurricular activities budget. Sounds like the perfect recipe for heart-warming viewing, no?

Looking for that artsy flick that makes you look cultured? The Sessions might be right up your alley. The limited release “dramedy” boasts an R-rating (nudity, yay!) and an impressive cast lead by Academy Award winner, Helen Hunt. It’s based on a true life story of a man stuck in an iron lung (always wondered what that was like) on a quest to lost his virginity.

Nobody Walks stars John Krasinski from “The Office,” so you already know it’s gonna be good. He plays the father of a Los Angeles family who’s allowed a cute, artsy-fartsy 23-year-old chick from New York-played by Olivia Thirlby (Juno, The Wackness)-to stay in their home while she works on a film she’s making. Krasinski lends a helping hand on the sound design of her movie, but her presence in his home seems to help everyone else there in more ways than they imagined as they all begin to really learn about themselves. Plus, it’s also rated-R, so ‘ya know: cursing, and sex, and stuff.

 Tyler Perry traded in his fat suit, wig, and floral pattern old woman nightie for a suit, tie, and gun this weekend.  He plays the cop/forensic scientist, Alex Cross, in. Alex Cross, the role originally made famous by Morgan Freeman in Kiss The Girls and Along Came A Spider, based on the extensive, psychological thriller genre book series. The antagonist, Picasso, played by Matthew Fox (Lost, Vantage Point), is a serial killer who loves to inflict pain on others in any way possible, and is equipped with a mind like a maze. Think Joker meets Bane, without all the extra craziness. Cross has to figure out what’s going on in Picasso’s head while trying to stay sane himself, protecting those he loves and strangers alike, in an attempt to bring down his new enemy before things get really out of hand.

[Cited/Photos via: Fandango//Screencrave]

Movie Friday: What To See This Weekend

Collectively, this weekend’s releases aren’t anything to throw away $12.50 for. You can rush all you want to the back of the theater with overpriced popcorn stuck in your teeth while getting a “handy manny” from a girl you’re glad you can’t see because it’s too dark but, uh, we’ll throw you guys a bone anyway and let you in on what’s worth seeing.

We’ve mentioned this before but for those of you who don’t know, it’s October. For better or worse, that means a glut of horror movies at the theater. It looks like as we get closer to the that hallowed spookfest known as Halloween, Paranormal Activity 4 has everyone’s focus (it’ll probably be the #1 movie this weekend). This go-around in the franchise finds us five years after the original ghostly story took place. The movie zeros in on a neighborhood that experiences a bunch of weirdness after a black family strange family moves into the area. It stars Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, and Matt Shivley.

Brooklyn Castle is a documentary that focuses on a school in the borough of Kings, with an incredible record in national chess championships, facing devastatingly steep cuts in their extracurricular activities budget. Sounds like the perfect recipe for heart-warming viewing, no?

Looking for that artsy flick that makes you look cultured? The Sessions might be right up your alley. The limited release “dramedy” boasts an R-rating (nudity, yay!) and an impressive cast lead by Academy Award winner, Helen Hunt. It’s based on a true life story of a man stuck in an iron lung (always wondered what that was like) on a quest to lost his virginity.

Nobody Walks stars John Krasinski from “The Office,” so you already know it’s gonna be good. He plays the father of a Los Angeles family who’s allowed a cute, artsy-fartsy 23-year-old chick from New York-played by Olivia Thirlby (Juno, The Wackness)-to stay in their home while she works on a film she’s making. Krasinski lends a helping hand on the sound design of her movie, but her presence in his home seems to help everyone else there in more ways than they imagined as they all begin to really learn about themselves. Plus, it’s also rated-R, so ‘ya know: cursing, and sex, and stuff.

 Tyler Perry traded in his fat suit, wig, and floral pattern old woman nightie for a suit, tie, and gun this weekend.  He plays the cop/forensic scientist, Alex Cross, in. Alex Cross, the role originally made famous by Morgan Freeman in Kiss The Girls and Along Came A Spider, based on the extensive, psychological thriller genre book series. The antagonist, Picasso, played by Matthew Fox (Lost, Vantage Point), is a serial killer who loves to inflict pain on others in any way possible, and is equipped with a mind like a maze. Think Joker meets Bane, without all the extra craziness. Cross has to figure out what’s going on in Picasso’s head while trying to stay sane himself, protecting those he loves and strangers alike, in an attempt to bring down his new enemy before things get really out of hand.

[Cited/Photos via: Fandango//Screencrave]

Watch| Trailer for Adorable Chess Doc – "Brooklyn Castle"

The new documentary, “Brooklyn Castle,” is about a group of Brooklyn teens from I.S. 318 who, perhaps improbably, hold the winningest record for a junior high school chess team. These are the type of kids that get called “at risk” because of the circumstances they’re growing up around (more than 60 percent of them live below the poverty line). When budget cuts threaten their team, these kids step up to the plate.

If you watch the trailer and you’re heart doesn’t get all melty and gooey, check your pulse, you’re probably dead.

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