The big movies in theaters this weekend are: Puss in Boots, In Time, and The Rum Diary.
Based on the book by Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary is about an American journalist, named Paul Kemp, who takes a freelance assignment for a newspaper in Puerto Rico in the 1950s. While there, he struggles to find a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there. The cast includes Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Rispoli, Amber Heard, Giovanni Ribisi and Richard Jenkins.
Puss in Boots is a prequel to the Shrek movies and we see Puss before he meets Shrek and Donkey. He founds out that Jack and Jill, two murderous outlaws, have discovered an ancient power that can destroy the world. He set out with his friend Humpty Dumpty on his most dangerous journey ever. The charachters in this movie are voiced by Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris, Constance Marie and Guillermo del Torro.
In Time is set in a future where time literally is money and nobody lives past the age of 26. When Will Salas, played by Justin Timberlake, is accused of murder and on the run with a hostage, he must find a way to take down the system which allows the wealthy to live forever. Along with Timberlake, this movie stars Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Matt Bomer, Olivia Wilde, Johnny Galecki, Alex Pettyfer and Vincent Kartheiser.
While In Time and The Rum Diary are not getting horrible reviews, they are also not getting great reviews. Puss In Boots is doing the best but, as I stopped seeing the Shrek movies after number two, I will probably not be seeing this. However, if you have kids, this is probably a good choice for this weekend.
Also in limited release this weekend are: Anonymous, 13, The Double, Like Crazy and Janie Jones.