The new movies this week will be doing a few things.
One is testing the waters to see just how popular Aaron Paul has become from his role in Breaking Bad. Or how patient folks will be with another kind of Fast and Furious type movie.
The other test will be just how a TV show's popularity will translate to the big screen.
Need for Speed (2014)
Rated PG-13 130 min - Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller
Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.
Director: Scott Waugh
Stars: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Scott Mescudi, Imogen Poots
After only a few reviews, it's not looking too good. But we'll see how others digest this action flick.
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Veronica Mars (2014)
Rated PG-13 107 min - Comedy | Crime | Drama
Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown - just in time for her high school reunion - in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who's embroiled in a murder mystery.
Director: Rob Thomas
Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, James Franco
This film, on the other hand, is getting better early movie review traction.
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Did you notice that 300: Rise of an Empire pulled in $45M over the weekend? It was followed up by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, with $32.5M. And OUCH, Liam Neesom was not enough of a draw for Non-Stop, as it barely broke $15M.
And yet IMDb scores have all three movies at and over 7 (out of 10) on their user review scales.
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