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New in Theaters 8/26/11

25 Aug

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

While architect Alex Hurst (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes) restore their Gothic mansion’s period interiors, Alex’s young daughter Sally (Bailee Madison) can investigate the macabre history and dark corners of the estate. Spurring Sally’s investigation are the voices-rasping whispers who call out to her from the basement, who promise her understanding and friendship, who are so very hungry and would like to be set free. When Sally gives in to her curiosity, she opens a gateway into a hellish underworld from which an army of beady-eyed, sharp-clawed monsters emerge, small in size but endless in number. Confronted with the horror that now threatens to taker her life and destroy her family, Sally desperately tries to warn the whole house, but there’s just one problem: no one believes her. — (C) Miramax

Scott’s Take

This remake written and produced by Guillermo Del Toro has the potential to be a late season sleeper. Early word is that it is a fun haunted house flick that focuses more on what is not seen then gore. It will be nice to see a good old school film that stays away from the recent string of torture porn flicks. Sign me up. Do you think Tom Cruise is happy that his wife chose this type of role after being locked away for years? Hmmmm…..

Steve’s Take

Trapped in a house at the mercy of creatures?Sounds like the type of old school horror flick that many people have been looking forward to for a while. You’re not really afraid of the dark, are you??

Colombiana

In the action film Colombiana, Zoe Saldana plays Cataleya, a young woman who has grown up to be an assassin after witnessing the murder of her parents as a child. Turning herself into a professional killer and working for her uncle, she remains focused on her ultimate goal: to hunt down and get revenge on the mobster responsible for her parents’ deaths. — (C) Sony Pictures

Scott’s Take

Had a great time at the South Beach premiere earlier this week. Colombiana is a great throwback B flick. Look for the review to be up at midnight tonight.

Steve’s Take

Colombiana was our first premiere as a company. It was a cool experience and the first of many to come. Zoe Saldana seems like one of those cool celebs you would like to hang out with. Colombiana comes highly recommended. Look for the review to be up at midnight tonight.

Our Idiot Brother

Every family has one: the sibling who is always just a little bit behind the curve when it comes to getting his life together. For sisters Liz (Emily Mortimer), Miranda (Elizabeth Banks) and Natalie (Zooey Deschanel), that person is their perennially upbeat brother Ned (Paul Rudd), an erstwhile organic farmer whose willingness to rely on the honesty of mankind is a less-than-optimum strategy for a tidy, trouble-free existence. Ned may be utterly lacking in common sense, but he is their brother and so, after his girlfriend dumps him and boots him off the farm, his sisters once again come to his rescue. As Liz, Miranda and Natalie each take a turn at housing Ned, their brother’s unfailing commitment to honesty creates more than a few messes in their comfortable routines. But as each of their lives begins to unravel, Ned’s family comes to realize that maybe, in believing and trusting the people around him; Ned isn’t such an idiot after all. — (C) Weinstein

Scott’s Take

I tend to enjoy anything Paul Rudd does, except for Dinner for Schmucks. This has the potential to be a good addition to the already solid list of summer comedies we’ve seen this season. I don’t know about you, but I’m going to give it a go.

Steve’s Take

I just haven’t been able to get into the preview for this movie. I was telling my wife the other day that I like Paul Rudd, but this one just doesn’t strike me as one that will be as funny as it tries to be. I’m leaving this one up to Scotty.

That’s all for this week. Next week we have The Debt, Apollo 18, and Shark Night 3-D. Go check out Colombiana, it’s a fun ride.

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One response to “New in Theaters 8/26/11

  1. David

    August 26, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Regarding Our Idiot Brother, you can never tell if it’s going to be a hit or miss with Paul Rudd. I wasn’t too sure with I Love You Man, but I ended up loving it. Just gotta sit and see.

     

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