Movies In Theaters This Friday, March 25, 2011: SUCKER PUNCH, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES, and more
Wondering what movies are coming out to theaters this Friday, March 25, 2011? Do I even need to say it? SUCKER PUNCH! I have been waiting for this movie since Comic Con last summer. At this point it’s either going to be really good or really bad. Either way, I’m there. For kids, this week we have Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. But that’s not all, there are lots of limited releases to choose from. To make your choice, take a look at the list below.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Synopsis: Greg is back with problems new and old. Greg chronicles a hilarious litany of problems, alternating between home and school, focusing this time on the particular punishments of his reprobate older brother, Rodrick. Whether Greg is suffering on the swim team or trying out for the K-12 school talent show as Magician’s Assistant to a First Grader, his escapades are united by his struggle to avoid embarrassment.
Sucker Punch Synopsis: Close your eyes. Open your mind. You will be unprepared. A young girl’s dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary. She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls–the outspoken Rocket, the street-smart Blondie, the fiercely loyal Amber and the reluctant Sweet Pea – to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue, Madam Gorski and the High Roller. Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man, their unbelievable journey – if they succeed – will set them free.
The 5th Quarter
The 5th Quarter Synopsis: The death of a promising young athlete just days before his 16th birthday inspires his older brother to lead his college football team to new heights. When 15-year-old Luke Abbate is killed in a tragic car accident, the loss leaves his close-knit family reeling with grief. Fueled by faith and their deep familial bond, the Abbates try to rebuild their lives without Luke, fulfilling his wish to help others by donating his organs to save the lives of five other people. But despite the support of loving friends and family, his death leaves a void in their lives that threatens to tear the family apart. Struggling with the devastating loss, Luke’s older brother Jon, a gifted football player at Wake Forest University, decides to honor his brother’s memory and love for the game by dedicating the 2006 season to him. With the added motivation of “playing for two,” he dons Luke’s beloved No. 5 jersey and inspires his teammates to play the best football of their lives – and become the most improved team in America. Predicted to finish last in their division, the Wake Forest football team surpassed all expectations by winning an unforgettable championship season.
Miral Synopsis: In 1978, at the age of 7, Miral’s father sends her to the Dar Al-Tifel Institute, an orphan home, following her mother’s death. Brought up safely inside the Institute’s walls, she is naÃ¯ve to the troubles that surround her. In 1988, at the age of 17, she is assigned to teach at a refugee camp where she is awakened to the reality of the Palestinian refugees. When she falls for Hani, a political activist, she finds herself torn between the First Intifada of her people and the belief that education is the road to peace.
Peep World Synopsis: On the day of their father’s 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling that exposes the family’s most intimate secrets.
Potiche Synopsis: Set in a French bourgeois province in 1977, Suzanne is the submissive wife of rich industrialist Robert Pujol who runs his umbrella factory with an iron hand. After the workers go on strike and hold Robert captive, Suzanne ends up managing the factory instead of her husband, who is disowned by the staff. Distressed and in poor health, Robert goes away for a while and, to the surprise of most, Suzanne proves to be an assertive woman of action. With the help of the communist deputy she puts an end to the strike, gets the factory running again and improves the employees’ working conditions. But when Robert returns from his trip in good health, the situation gets complicated.
White Irish Drinkers
White Irish Drinkers Synopsis: It’s early autumn of 1975 in Brooklyn and 18 year-old Brian Leary is killing time, pulling off petty crimes with his street tough older brother Danny, whom he both idolizes and fears. They both live with their parents, Paddy, a longshoreman, and his long suffering wife, Margaret who puts up with Paddy’s drinking and abusive behavior, especially to her and Danny. Though Paddy has never been physically abusive to Brian, every time he sees his brother’s suffering, his heart breaks a little more. Brian works for Whitey at the failing Lafayette movie theater. Owing money to local mobsters, Whitey calls in a favor to an old friend who works with The Rolling Stones. They come up with a deal to have the Stones play at Whitey’s theater for one night only before their gig at Madison Square Garden and Brian is put in charge with getting the word out to everyone in the neighborhood. In the twists and turns that follow on that fateful night of the concert, both brothers must reexamine their dreams, and make decisions that will change their lives forever.