The more highly anticipated films are starting to hit theaters now. That includes this weekend where a science-fiction movie that has been garnering buzz almost all year long finally hits theaters. Also, an animated monster movie opens for the family crowd. A feel-good movie about educating kids is also opening and a comedy about singing hits the theaters. It’s a busy weekend at the multi-plex this weekend!
Here are the movies opening September 28, 2012:
Looper – Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt. In the very distant future, it turns out that time travel is possible, but it’s controlled by the mob. To get rid of people who cross them, however, the mob sends them back in time. Once they get there, it’s up to the job of hitmen specializing in gunning down these people. Gordon-Levitt plays such a hitman who is very good at his job, and then, one day, he finds his future self appearing in front of him for elimination. Willis plays the future self, and Levitt’s character commits a cardinal sin. He let’s his future self go, and now he has to hunt himself down. The movie has been generating huge buzz and is getting rave reviews from critics. Rated R.
Hotel Transylvania – Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Kevin James. It turns out, at least in this movie, that Dracula runs a popular hotel and resort where other monsters can come with their families, and vacation. In this movie, Dracula has decided to throw a huge birthday party for his daughter, Mavis, who is turning 118. So, he invites some of his best, and most famous, monster friends to come and spend the weekend at the resort. Things get turned on their head when an ordinary human ends up at the hotel and a romance starts to burgeon between this human and Mavis. Fun for the whole family. Rated PG.
Won’t Back Down – Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter. Supposedly this one is based on a true story. Davis and Gyllenhaal play two mothers who are frustrated at the public schools that are teaching their children. So, they decide to stage a massive protest in the school itself – taking over the school. They are determined to bring about changes that will improve the education of their children and face off against politicians and bureaucrats who try to get in their way. Rated PG.
Pitch Perfect – Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow. The new girl on campus, played by Kendrick, finds that she just does not fit in with any of the groups or cliques around the college she has decided to attend. She loves music, and ends up with a group of misfits and weirdos who form a singing group. The movie is getting very good reviews and many critics are saying it is laugh-out-loud funny. Rated PG-13.
Solomon Kane – James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, Pete Postlethwaite. A movie that was actually filmed in 2008 and then shown all across Europe in 2009, finally finds its way to the United States. This is a movie about a pulp fiction hero that was created by Robert E. Howard, the same man who created Conan the Barbarian. Kane is a Puritan who has turned into a kind of pirate and hires himself out to England, pillaging his way across other countries with his band of men, armed with a belt full of pistols and a rapier. In the movie, things that a very supernatural turn when Kane and his men attack a village in Africa, and unleash the Devil himself. Kane ends up fighting demons for his very soul. The movie garnered great reviews and accolades for Purefoy’s acting when it was released in Europe. Rated R.