Movies In Theaters This Friday, March 23, 2012: The Hunger Games, The Raid: Redemption and more
This weekend it’s all about The Hunger Games, so that’s pretty much what I (and probably the rest of the world) will be seeing this weekend. But if for some reason The Hunger Games is not your thing, there are a few limited releases to go see this weekend. For instance, I would highly recommend action film The Raid: Redemption which is awesome and I haven’t seen it yet, but am really curious about Rachel Weisz’ The Deep Blue Sea. And there’s more to pick from, you can take a look at the full list below.
Go forth and may the odds ever be in your favor!
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.
Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Based on the best-selling novel by Suzanne Collins.
How would we spend our final hours on Earth? And what does how we choose to die say about how we have chosen to live? In the inimitable Abel Ferrara’s (GO GO TALES, KING OF NEW YORK) new film, this thought experiment takes on a visceral immediacy. With the planet on the verge of extinction, a New York couple, (Oscar-nominated Willem Dafoe and Shanyn Leigh), cycles through moments of anxiety, ecstacy and torpor. As they sink into the havens of sex and art, and Skype last goodbyes in a Lower East Side apartment filled with screens bearing tidings of doom and salvation, 4:44: LAST DAYS ON EARTH becomes one of Ferrara’s most potent and intimate expressions of spiritual crisis. The first fiction feature of Ferrara’s to be filmed entirely in New York in over a decade, 4:44 is a mournful valentine to his beloved city.
A nonstop action thriller starring Stephen Dorff (SOMEWHERE, upcoming IMMORTALS), BRAKE tells the story of Secret Service Agent Jeremy Reins (Dorff) who is held captive by a terrorist group and used as a pawn as the countdown to a catastrophic plot unravels. Successful film and TV director Gabe Torres helms BRAKE that co-stars Chyler Leigh (ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”) and Tom Berenger (INCEPTION).
The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
OCTOBER BABY is the coming of age story of a beautiful and naive college freshman who discovers that her entire life is a lie and sets out on a road trip to discover herself and the answers she craves.
As a rookie member of an elite special-forces team, Rama (Iko Uwais) is instructed to hang back during a covert mission involving the extraction of a brutal crime lord from a rundown fifteen-story apartment block. But when a spotter blows their cover, boss Tama (Ray Sahetaphy) offers lifelong sanctuary to every killer, rapist and thief in the building in exchange for their heads. Now Rama must stand in for the team’s fallen leader Jaka (Joe Taslim) and use every bit of his fighting strength – winding through every floor and room to complete the mission and escape with his life.
The Trouble With Bliss
THE TROUBLE WITH BLISS tells the story of 35-year-old Morris Bliss (Michael C. Hall), who is clamped firmly in the jaws of New York City inertia. He wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; and he still shares an apartment with his widowed father (Peter Fonda), who treats Morris with a mix of disdain and exasperation. When he finds himself juggling a bizarre relationship with the sexually precocious 18-year-old daughter (Brie Larson) of a former classmate and the advances of his very forward neighbor (Lucy Liu), Morris realizes that even though his life is unraveling, it’s also opening up in ways that are long overdue.