For those of you curious, here's a quick list of what new movies are coming out this Friday, March 28th, 2014.
We have another biblical event for the big screen, and to be honest, the trailers look pretty cool. We also have an aging action star cranking his career back up, and a biography on an important civil-rights activist.
Rated PG-13, runs 138 min
A man is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission of rescue before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world.
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson
There are very few reviews out at the moment, but the trend is looking like a good one.
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Rated R, runs 109 min
Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.
Director: David Ayer
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Olivia Williams
I haven't seen any early reviews on this one. And that, sometimes, is the best warning one can take, if a studio isn't letting folks in on early screenings. I'm sure we'll see some. It's just a touch too early.
But be warned, Ayer is not directing his own writing like he usually does. And this is, supposedly, an action twist on an Agatha Christie story. Yep, that's what I said. What's next, Gumby vs. Predator?
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Cesar Chavez (2014)
Rated PG-13, runs 101 min
A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez.
Director: Diego Luna
Stars: Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, John Malkovich
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Last weekend, Divergent spanked the competition, pulling in $54M, while it's closest contender was Muppets Most Wanted, pulling in $17M.
What's interesting about Divergent are the reviews and ratings.
The "Metascore" for the movie is a 48. This is an accumulation of various professional movie critics, and how they're scored, via what they say about the movie. There are some good and some bad reviews, averaging out to a 48. Though the critic source I trust gives it a thumbs up.
But this is one of those dichotomies, where critics, as a whole, and movie-goers are looking at the film differently, because on IMDb, with over 13,000 votes cast, the movie comes in with a 7.6/10 user rating.
I'll let you be the judge on that one!
The other top-10 movies from last weekend include...
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
God's Not Dead
300: Rise of an Empire
Need for Speed
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Lego Movie
The Single Moms Club
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