Thursday, April 12, 2012

"Something sent those things here to get us!"

The big movies that are out in theaters this weekend are: Lockout, The Three Stooges and The Cabin in the Woods.

The Cabin in the Woods is about five friends who go to a cabin in the middle of the woods and very bad things begin to happen to them. Very little has been revealed about the plot of this movie and from what I have heard, the less you know going into it the better. It was written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, directed by Goddard and stars Chris Hemsworth, Jesse Williams, Fran Kranz, Anna Hutchison, Kristen Connolly, Bradley Whitford, Brian White, Amy Acker, Tom Lenk and Richard Jenkins.

Based on the television show, The Three Stooges brings Larry, Moe and Curly into the present day. While trying to save the orphanage where they grew up, they stumble upon a murder plot and end up starring in a reality show. This movie stars Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Diamantopoulos as Larry, Curly and Moe, as well as Jane Lynch, Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Hudon, Craig Bierko and Larry David.

Set in the future, Lockout is about a man who has been wrongly convicted of conspiring to commit espionage against the United States. He is given the chance to gain back his freedom if he can rescue the President's daughter from an outer space prison that has been taken over by the inmates. This movie stars Maggie Grace, Vincent Regan, Joseph Gilgun, Lennie James, Peter Stormare, Tim Plester and Guy Pearce.

As we all know by now, I tend to stear clear of all scary movies. However, I will make an exception for Joss. The Cabin in the Woods has been getting stellar reviews and I usually enjoy everything that Joss Whedon makes. I will, however, definitely be seeing this in the morning so that it has less of a chance of giving me nightmares :o)

In regards to the other two movies, I really have no plans to see either of them. I was never a huge Three Stooges fan to begin with and the movie has not made me any more interested. Lockout just does not look very good and has also been getting pretty awful reviews.

Also in limited release is Monsieur Lazhar, Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day, Detention, The LadyBad Ass, Touchback, L!fe Happens and Unraveled.