Movies in Theaters This Friday, January 3, 2014: Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Open Grave, and More
And just like that it is 2014. While 2013 ended with a barrage of new hotly-anticipated movies, the clock stops for nobody. Since there is no time to rest, the first weekend of 2014 starts with a new slate of movies that officially kicks off the new year.
However, by the looks of things, maybe it’s better you go to a 2013 movie instead of focusing ahead on the new year.
The only wide release is Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. The spin-off will be one of two Paranormal Activity movies of this year. It stars Andrew Jacobs and is directed by Christopher Landon (the writer of multiple Paranormal movies).
In limited theaters, the Sharlto Copley (Elysium)-starring Open Grave will hit some theaters this weekend. Also, The Best Offer, which stars Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech) and Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), also releases on a couple screens.
The final two movies are Interior. Leather Bar. (co-directed by James Franco) and Beyond Outrage.
Have a great first weekend of 2014!
After being “marked,” Jesse begins to be pursued by mysterious forces while his family and friends try to save him.
A story centered on an eccentric art auctioneer and his obsession with an heiress/collector.
As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West. What started as an internal strife in Outrage has now become a nationwide war in Outrage Beyond.
In order to avoid an X rating, 40 minutes of gay S&M footage was rumored to be cut and destroyed from the 1980 film, “Cruising.” Inspired by the mythology of this controversial film, filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews collaborate to imagine their own lost footage.
Amid the backdrop of a frenzied film set, actor Val Lauren reluctantly agrees to take the lead in the film. Val is repeatedly forced to negotiate his boundaries during scenes on and “off camera,” as unsimulated gay sex happens around him. The film itself is constructed as a play with boundaries remaining queer in subject and form. As much a film about filmmaking as it is about an exploration of sexual and creative freedom, “Interior. Leather Bar.” defies easy categorization.
A man (Sharlto Copley, DISTRICT 9, ELYSIUM) wakes up in a pit of dead bodies with no memory of who he is or how he got there. Fleeing the scene, he breaks into a nearby house and is met at gunpoint by a group of terrified strangers, all suffering from memory loss. Suspicion gives way to violence as the group starts to piece together clues about their identities, but when they uncover a threat that’s more vicious — and hungry — than each other, they are forced to figure out what brought them all together — before it’s too late.
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