Weekend Movie Release Roundup: In Theatres & On DVD 3/23


If you aren’t up for braving the crazy crowds heading out to see ‘The Hunger Games’ this weekend, there are plenty of new DVD’s to choose from!

New in Theatres 3/23/12

1. The Hunger Games (PG-13)

Starring Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Elizabeth Banks

In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’ young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.

New on DVD & BLU-RAY

1. Hop (PG)

Starring: James Marsden, Kaley Cuoco, and the voice of Russell Brand

E.B., the Easter Bunny’s teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock ‘n’ roll band. In LA, he’s taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.

2. Happy Feet Two (PG)

Starring the voices of Sofia Vergara, Robin Williams, Pink, Matt Damon, and more

Mumble’s son, Erik, is struggling to realise his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat their home — one that will take everyone working together to save them.

3. The Adventures of TinTin

Starring the voices of Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, and more

Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock’s ancestor. But someone else is in search of the ship.

4. The Muppets

Starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, and Chris Cooper

With the help of three fans, The Muppets must reunite to save their old theatre from a greedy oil tycoon.

5. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Starring Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig

Based on the best-selling novel! Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

6. The Sitter

Starring Jonah Hill, Max Records, and Sam Rockwell

A comedy about a college student on suspension who is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door, though he is fully unprepared for the wild night ahead of him.

7. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Starring Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, and Colin Firth

In the days of the Cold War, an espionage veteran is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6’s echelons.