Can anything stop the box office march of The Hunger Games? Two new wide releases hope so with Wrath of the Titans and Mirror Mirror making the effort as they premiere. A few other films also land in limited release, highlighted by the astounding hockey comedy Goon.
Wrath of the Titans: Although widely panned, Clash of the Titans arrived in 2010 and banked a half billion dollars. Two years later, we get the sequel and it finds Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson and Sam Worthington reprising their roles. In the film it’s been ten years since Perseus’ (Worthington) great defeat of the Kraken and the world once again has a massive threat. The story is much more tightly told, the action sequences actually pop in 3D and as we say in our Wrath of the Titans review, this film kind of rocks!
Mirror Mirror: Director Tarsem Singh brings his marvelous vision (Immortals, The Cell) to the live action world of Snow White. By casting Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen, Lily Collins as the fairy tale maiden and Armie Hammer as Prince Charming, he scores right out of the gate. The film is definitely for families and Snow White aficionados and even closes with a massive Bollywood musical number. It fares pretty well in taking a ten-page story and giving it 90 minutes of cinematic life, as we state in our Mirror Mirror review.
Goon: Seann William Scott gives the performance of his life as a bar bouncer who is given a shot at being a minor league hockey enforcer. The man on the ice who is charged with protecting all the other players is someone made with brutish force. Yet in the hands of Scott, the character also has a heart that will melt the Canadian snow that seems to be everywhere in this heartwarming comedy. Check out our Goon review for more.
Bully: A documentary that is a must-see for everyone. Bullying is a national epidemic and through this film, filmmakers hope to spread the word about the problem in an effort to stave off any more student-on-student violence that has resulted in numerous suicides.
Intruders: Clive Owen and his daughter are having haunting visions. Are they true? Are these two making it up? Check out the Intruders trailer and see what you think!