Thursday, October 20, 2011

"This is so unlady-like"

The movies out in theaters this weekend are: The Mighty Macs, Paranormal Activity 3, The Three Musketeers and Johnny English Reborn.

In the newest version of The Three Musketeers, young D'Artagnan joins forces with three former legendary Musketeers to defeat a beautiful double agent, Milady de Winter, and her evil employers, the Duke of Buckingham and Cardinal Richelieu. Buckingham and Richelieu are trying to take over the French throne and start a European war. It stars Christoph Waltz, Orlando Bloom, Milla Jovovich, Logan Lerman, Luke Evans, Matthew MacFayden and Ray Stevenson.

The Mighty Macs is based on the true story of the 1971-72 Immaculata College women's basketball team. They started out as nobodys and, with the help of the nuns, eventually won a national champship and went on to become the first dynasty in women's college basketball. Their coach, Cathy Rush, became immortalized when she was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The movie was filmed in Philadelphia and stars Carla Gugino, Ellen Burstyn, Marley Shelton, Phyllis Somerville, and, philly native, David Boreanaz.

Johnny English Reborn brings Rowan Atkinson's Johnny English out of retirement to bring down international assassins who are trying to kill the Chinese premier. This is a sequel to the 2003 film, Johnny English, and along with Atkinson, stars Pierce Brosnan, Rosamund Pike, Dominic West, Gillian Anderson, Richard Schiff and Tim McInnerny.

Paranormal Activity 3 is a prequel to the first two films set in 1988. It is about two young sisters, Katie and Kristi, who are stalked by a demon that resides in their home. It stars Katie Featherstone, Sprague Grayden, Chloe Csengery, Jessica Tyler Brown and Christopher Nicholas Smith. (Sprague Grayden being the only one of those names that I actually recognize.)

Paranormal Activity has been getting the best reviews of the bunch, but is the least likely to be seen by me this weekend. Mighty Macs is not getting great reviews, but looks really cute and inspiring. None of these really makes me want to run to the theater to see it, but if I see anything it will probably be Mighty Macs.

Also in limited release this weekend is: Martha Marcy May Marlene, Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey, Margin Call, Revenge of the Electric Car, Le Havre, Norman, Elevate and Glitch in the Grid.