Thursday, March 29, 2012

"They're not wrinkles, they're just crinkles."

The big movies opening in theaters this weekend are: Wrath of the Titans, Mirror Mirror, and Bully. Bully is actually only opening in New York City and Los Angeles this weekend, but I feel that it is a movie that you should know about.

Bully is a documentary about America's bullying crisis. It follows five children and their families throughout the course of one school year. The stories include two families who have lost their children to suicide and a mother whose daughter has been incarcerated for bringing a gun on the school bus. The cameras go into these families' homes, into the school classrooms, cafeterias and even the principles' offices.

Mirror Mirror is comedic retelling of the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Julia Roberts stars as the evil queen who has set out to take down the princess, Snow White, and marry the Prince. Snow White must join forces with seven rebels in order to win back her kingdom. Along with Roberts, this movie also stars Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Sean Bean, Danny Woodburn, Martin Klebba, Michael Lerner and Nathan Lane.

In the sequel to 2010 Clash of the Titans, Wrath of the Titans finds Perseus having to save his father, Zeus, from the underworld. Zeus has been captured by his son, Ares, and his brother, Hades, who have also released the Titans into the world. Perseus is again played by Sam Worthington, who is joined onscreen by Liam Neeson, Rosamund Pike, Edgar Ramirez, Bill Nighy, Danny Huston and Ralph Fiennes.

I did not see the Clash of the Titans and have absolutely no plans to see this sequel. The first one did well in theaters, but got awful reviews, and the second seems to be on the same path. Although it will be interesting to see if the second weekend of The Hunger Games effects this movies audience at all. Mirror Mirror looks cute, but I am not sure it is worth seeing in the theaters. If you live in NYC or LA, I hope you will avoid both and go see Bully this weekend because I think it is important for everyone to see. Hopefully, it will be given a wide release very soon.

Also in limited release this weekend is Goon, Intruders, The Island President and Dark Tide.