Looking for a little entertainment this weekend? A roundup of the newest flicks in theatres and on DVD.
Theatrical Releases 2/11/11
1. Just Go With It (PG-13)
Starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker, and Nicole Kidman
"On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend."
2. Gnomeo & Juliet (G)
Starring the voices of: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Ozzy Osbourne, and Maggie Smith
"Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbours. But with plastic pink flamingos and lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness?"
3. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (G)
Starring Justin Bieber, Usher, and more
A concert movie with some background documentary-style clips of Justin's rise to fame.
4. The Eagle (PG-13)
Starring Channing Tatum
"In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honour his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem."
Channing gave a hilarious interview with MTV where he joked about having a movie open the same weekend as Justin Bieber's.
"He's probably going to kill us. Bieber's probably going to murder us. But, it's just the way it goes, you know? He can't really do anything about that. You can't really get mad at it. It's just one of those things. Hopefully, the kid is great in it. I'll probably end up seeing it somehow, or whatever. I don't know how, but I'll probably end up seeing it too. So, good job, Justin Bieber."
New on DVD & BLU-RAY this week (2/8/11)
1. Life As We Know It (PG-13)
Starring Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, and Josh Lucas
"Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident."
**Loved this one! A few critics were harsh in their reviews, but I thought it was a great movie and not at all what I went in expecting.
2. Paranormal Actiivity 2 (R)
Starring Katie Featherston and Seth Ginsberg
"After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realise that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem."
3. For Coloured Girls (R)
Starring Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, and Kimberly Elise
"Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of colour in particular."
4. You Again (PG-13)
Starring Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Yustman, and Betty White
"When a young woman realises her brother is about to marry the girl who bullied her in high school, she sets out to expose the fiancée's true colours."
5. It's Kind of a Funny Story (PG-13)
Starring Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, Keir Gilchrist, and Lauren Graham
"A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward."