New in Theaters – 2/1/13

31 Jan

Warm Bodies

A funny new twist on a classic love story, WARM BODIES is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human – setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world. (c) Summit

Scott’s Take

Warm Bodies brings us a new take on the deeply saturated zombie genre.  Personally, I am all for it.  Warm Bodies looks funny, I just hope it doesn’t venture off in to Twilight territory.

Bullet to the Head

Based on a graphic novel, Bullet to the Head tells the story of a New Orleans hitman (Stallone) and a DC cop (Kang) who form an alliance to bring down the killers of their respective partners. — (C) Warner Bros

Scott’s Take

Sly Stallone has sure been working his tail off lately.  With the two Expendable films and now Bullet to the head, Stallone doesn’t seem to be slowing down.  Bullet to the Head looks like a throwback to the classic 80’s action picture. The problem I have with the trailer is it looks heavy on action and light on story.  I’ll wait for Blu-Ray!

Stand Up Guys

Val (Al Pacino) is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend Doc (Christopher Walken) is there to pick him up, and the two soon re-team with another old pal, Hirsch (Alan Arkin). Their bond is as strong as ever, and the three reflect on freedom lost and gained, loyalties ebbed and flowed, and days of glory gone by. But one of the friends is keeping a dangerous secret- he’s been put in an impossible quandary by a former mob boss, and his time to find an acceptable alternative is running out. As the sun rises on the guys’ legendary reunion, their position becomes more and more desperate and they finally confront their past once and for all. — (C) Lionsgate

Scott’s Take

I don’t have high hopes for Stand Up guys but it does have Christopher Walken and Al Pacino. So, I am obligated to check this one out..

The Haunting in Connecticut 2

Building on the terror of A Haunting in Connecticut, this horrifying tale traces a young family’s nightmarish descent into a centuries-old Southern hell. When Andy Wyrick (Chad Michael Murray, House of Wax) moves his wife Lisa (Abigail Spencer, TV’s “Mad Men”) and daughter Heidi to a historic home in Georgia, they quickly discover they are not the house’s only inhabitants. Joined by Lisa’s free-spirited sister, Joyce (Katee Sackhoff, TV’s “Battlestar Galactica”), the family soon comes face-to-face with a bone-chilling mystery born of a deranged desire…a haunting secret rising from underground and threatening to bring down anyone in its path.

Scott’s Take

The Haunting in Connecticut was pure white-hot garbage.  I have absolutely to line the pockets of some wealthy studio executive looking to cash in with unassuming teenagers.  Enough already!

Next Week

That’s all we have this week.  Warm Bodies is what I will be checking out. How many people are actually going to see a movie on Super Bowl weekend?  Next week we have Identity Theif with Jason Bateman and Melissa Mccarthy and Side Effects with Jude Law.  Have a great weekend and Lets Go Ravens!

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