'Getaway' And Other New Movies Premiering This Week, Aug 30th

This looks like a quiet weekend where possibly The Butler might hold out and take the number one spot at the box for a third week in a row.  Maybe. 

All this while the noise or news of Ben Affleck getting the nod to play Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel has lit the web on fire.  Everyone is chiming in about every little tick and fart online with regards to the news.  The frenzy is much like when Disney bought out Lucasfilm/Star Wars.

This week only interesting movie for potential genre fans is Getaway, with Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez.

Morgan Spurlock is trying his hand at boy bands and Eric Bana leads with Rebecca Hall in a terrorist based movie.

Below the new movies is a list of movies still in theaters that still have punch at the ticket window.

The Butler is kicking butt but IMDb users are only giving it a 6.2.  What's up with that?  On the other hand, We're the Millers got a solid score of 7.2  and as far as weekend tallies, is close to The Butler's numbers.

The World's End didn't pound it out at the box office, but the fans of the movie and style of filmmaker Edgar Wright chimed in with a 7.8.

As much as I bank on IMDb user scores, you have to keep in mind that usually the fans of the genre are the ones chiming in.  If you disappoint them, you're seriously disappointing folks.  Yet this movie is also an acquired taste kind of comedy.  If his first two didn't hit it off with you (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), I've been told this is no better.  Or to be precise, no different.

On the bright side, if you liked those, then I think you'll be in for a treat.

Kick-Ass 2 is fading and Woody Allen's Blue Jasmin rounds out the weekend's top-10, with a huge fan score on IMDb.

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New Movies This Week

One Direction: This Is Us (2013)

Rated: PG 92 min   -   Documentary | Music

A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry's meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena.

Director: Morgan Spurlock
Stars: Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan

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Rated: PG-13 Action | Crime

Former race-car driver Brent Magna is pitted against the clock when his wife is kidnapped by a mysterious villain. He commanders a young woman's car and takes her on on a high-speed race against time.

Director: Courtney Solomon
Stars:    Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight, Paul Freeman

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Closed Circuit

Rated: R 96 min   -   Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

A high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team - testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy.

Director: John Crowley
Stars:    Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Jim Broadbent, Ciarán Hinds

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Passion Rated R 102 min   -   Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protégée escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder.

Director: Brian De Palma
Stars:    Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Karoline Herfurth, Paul Anderson

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Instructions Not Included Rated PG-13 Comedy | Drama

A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.

Director: Eugenio Derbez
Stars:    Eugenio Derbez, Karla Souza, Jessica Lindsey, Loreto Peralta

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The Lifeguard Rated R 98 min   -   Drama | Romance

A former valedictorian quits her reporter job in New York and returns to the place she last felt happy: her childhood home in Connecticut. She gets work as a lifeguard and starts a dangerous relationship with a troubled teenager.

Director: Liz W. Garcia
Stars:    Kristen Bell, Mamie Gummer, Martin Starr, Joshua Harto - - -


Still in theaters

Lee Daniels' The Butler Rated: PG-13 132 min   -    6.2/10 
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda
Box Office: Weekend: $16.50M, Gross: $51.76M


We're the Millers Rated: R 110 min   -   7.2/10 
Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Ed Helms
Box Office: Weekend: $13.05M, Gross: $91.29M


The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Rated: PG-13 130 min   -   6.9/10 
Stars: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Jemima West
Box Office: Weekend: $9.34M, Gross: $14.09M


The World's End Rated: R 109 min   -    7.8/10 
Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike
Box Office: Weekend: $8.79M, Gross: $8.79M


Planes Rated: PG 91 min   -    5.1/10 
Box Office: Weekend: $8.58M, Gross: $59.60M


You're Next Rated: R 94 min   -    7.1/10 
Stars: Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Nicholas Tucci
Box Office: Weekend: $7.02M, Gross: $7.02M


Elysium Rated: R 109 min   -    7.1/10 
Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga
Box Office: Weekend: $6.93M, Gross: $68.88M


Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Rated: PG 106 min   -    6.5/10 
Stars: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Nathan Fillion
Box Office: Weekend: $5.27M, Gross: $48.42M


Kick-Ass 2 Rated: R 103 min   -    7.3/10 
Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey
Box Office: Weekend: $4.37M, Gross: $22.53M


Blue Jasmine Rated: PG-13 98 min   -    7.9/10 
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, Sally Hawkins
Box Office: Weekend: $3.97M, Gross: $14.47M

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