Weekend Movie Preview: April 8, 2011

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Big movie weekend!  Lots to choose from as four films are out in wide release this weekend. 

The Joe Wright thriller Hanna has been getting a lot of buzz and critical acclaim, but can it compete with the other film - both old and new - in theaters this weekend. 

There is also the true story Soul Surfer and the stoner comedy Your Highness.

Arthur Poster
Your Highness International Poster
Hanna Official Poster
Soul Surfer Poster

Russell Brand is competing with himself this weekend as he has two new movies in theaters this weekend.  Arthur is set to bring in the weekend box office gold, projected to come in first place, but Brand's Hop did very well last weekend and is likely to continue that streak this weekend.  But the two films are very different and will attract a very different audience.

Box office analysts are predicting Hop will continue to do well in its second week - potentially coming in ahead of Arthur.

Read More for descriptions and trailers of the movies released this weekend.

Arthur - A drunken playboy (Russell Brand) stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he falls for a woman, his family doesn't like.

Hanna - A little girl (Saoirse Ronan) is raised by her ex-CIA agent father (Eric Bana) to be a heartless assassin. She connects with a french family who teaches her there is more to life than senseless killing.

Your Highness - A stoner fantasy-comedy about an arrogant, lazy prince and his more heroic brother who must complete a quest in order to save their father's kingdom.

Soul Surfer - Based on the true story of surfer Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb) who lost her arm in a shark attack only to come back stronger than ever.
Also out this weekend - in very limited release - is Meet Monica Velour, starring Kim Cattrall
Meet Monica Velour - A young man goes on a trip to meet his favorite '80s porn star only to find she doesn't live the glamorous life he expected.

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Arthur: Oh Hon [pauses and reads Naomi's name tag] Naaaaomi Quinn I would like to see you again.
Naomi: I don't date boys who have nannies.

Arthur: I think I could live without the money.
Arthur: I am a grown man, and I shall get a job to prove it.

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