Movies in Theaters This Friday, January 30, 2015: Project Almanac, The Loft, Wild Card, and More
Welcome to Super Bowl weekend! There’s no doubt that film studios take this weekend into account when they schedule their movies, hence why we have the schedule we do this weekend.
As for wide releases, we have just two releases and it certainly wouldn’t be strange for you to have never heard of either. Those movies are The Loft and Project Almanac with the latter being a little more interesting to me on a personal level.
The Loft, for those that didn’t know, is a thriller remake of a film from 2008 that involves a bunch of sleezy men that attempt to secure a penthouse for their morally wrong decisions. Things take a turn when they discover a body at their newly acquired place. At least it stars James Marsden (X-Men) and Wentworth Miller (FOX’s Prison Break).
Project Almanac, on the other hand, is about a group of teenagers that figure out a way to time travel in order to go back in time. However, their actions have butterfly-effect like consequences. It’s worth noting this film also utilizes the found footage style.
In limited theaters, the most well-known release most definitely belongs to Wild Card starring Jason Statham. However, I’m also interested in Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of because, well, it’s the freaking Backstreet Boys.
The rest of the limited releases are Above and Beyond, Alien Outpost, Amira & Sam, Coming Home, The Devil’s Violinist, Girlhood,, and Hard To Be a God.
Have a great weekend and, of course, Go Hawks!
Five married guys conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city–a place where they can carry out hidden affairs and indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved.
A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger.
In 1948, a group of World War II pilots, mostly from America, volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence. As members of “Machal” – volunteers from abroad – this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war, preventing the possible annihilation of Israel at the very moment of its birth; they also laid the groundwork for the Israeli Air Force.
A documentary crew follows an elite unit of soldiers in the wake of an alien invasion.
AMIRA & SAM is a love story about an army veteran whose unlikely affair with an Iraqi immigrant is put to the test when she’s faced with the prospect of deportation.
A behind-the-scenes look at the popular boy band, Backstreet Boys.
Lu Yanshi (Chen Daoming) and Feng Wanyu (Gong Li) are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner, just as his wife is injured in an accident. Released during the last days of the Cultural Revolution, he finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife has amnesia and remembers little of her past. Unable to recognize Lu, she patiently waits for her husband’s return. A stranger alone in the heart of his broken family, Lu Yanshi determines to resurrect their past together and reawaken his wife’s memory.
1830. Violin virtuoso and notorious womanizer Niccolò Paganini (David Garrett) is at the peak of his career, acclaimed throughout Europe. His name alone suggests countless affairs and scandals – which is exactly what his manager Urbani (Jared Harris) is doing his utmost to cultivate, for it is in his interest to market his famous client the best way possible. Only the London public has yet to be conquered. In a plan to lure Paganini to London for his British debut, English impresario John Watson (Christian McKay) and his mistress Elisabeth Wells (Veronica Ferres) risk all they own. Business-savvy Urbani ultimately manages to bring Paganini to the British capital, albeit against his will. And thanks to the rave reviews by journalist Ethel Langham (Joely Richardson), Urbani’s strategy seems to be working better than he imagined. Fans throng his hotel, causing pandemonium. Musician and manager are forced to take refuge at Watson’s home, where Paganini quickly takes a liking to his host’s lovely daughter Charlotte (Andrea Deck), a talented singer. She and the violinist find the way to each other’s hearts through music – and Paganini falls undyingly in love with the young beauty. This displeases Urbani, however, who fears he will lose his influence on his protegé. He begins to craft a diabolical plan…
Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of 3 free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in the gang, hoping that this will be a way to freedom.
A group of scientists is sent to the planet Arkanar to help the local civilization, which is in the Medieval phase of its own history, to find the right path to progress. Their task is a difficult one: they cannot interfere violently and in no case can they kill. The scientist Rumata tries to save the local intellectuals from their punishment and cannot avoid taking a position. As if the question were: what would you do in God’s place? Director’s statement Aleksei wanted to make this film his entire life. The road was a long one. This is not a film about cruelty, but about love. A love that was there, tangible, alive, and that resisted through the hardest of conditions.
Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes…and this time, it’s all or nothing. From two-time Academy® Award-winning writer William Goldman (Best Original Screenplay, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969; Best Adapted Screenplay, All the President’s Men, 1976).
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