Today we have a weird assortment of films hitting theaters. Not quite something for everyone and no real stand outs. It should be interesting to see what takes home the box office.
First off is the film I’d be most interesting in seeing. My Bloody Valentine 3-D by director Patrick Lussier (White Noise 2: The Light, Dracula 2000 Trilogy) and starring Jensen Ackles (Supernatural), Jaime King (Sin City), and Kerr Smith (Dawson’s Creek). There is something about 3D horror that I love! When Freddy’s insides flew at the audience (Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare) or when the giant shark crashed through the glass at seaworld (Jaws 3D). It might be cheesy, but it is really entertaining. Valentine is a remake of a 1981 cult horror film. In the new version, Ackles plays Tom, a man who returns to his hometown on the 10th anniversary of a Valentine night massacre that claimed more than 20 lives. After his arrival, the murders begin again, causing Tom to be the lead suspect.
Not in the mood for horror? How about some family, kid and dog hi jinks with Hotel for Dogs. The Paramount Picture stars Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin and Friends’ Lisa Kudrow. The kids star as orphaned teens that turn an abandoned house into a canine safe haven as they attempt to provide homes for stray dogs.
Also safe for the family is Paul Blart: Mall Cop, a movie written, produced and starring Kevin James (TV’s King of Queens) as an overzealous mall security guard who is forced to step up and save the day after his mall is over run by a gang of organized criminals. The film has direction by Steve Carr who helmed the enjoyable Daddy Day Care.
Looking for something a little more adult? Fox Searchlight gives us Notorious, a biopic about the Christopher “Notorious B.I.G” Wallace from George Tillman Jr. Jamal Woolard portrays Wallace, while rising talent Derek Luke steps into the shoes of Sean Combs.
Lastly, we have Chandni Chowk to China opening in limited release. China is definitly the wackist of our new releases. Described as the first Bollywood kung fu comedy, the film follows an Indian cook (Akshay Kumar) who is mistaken in China as the reincarnation of an ancient peasant warrior and is forced to fight a notorious smuggler. The film costars Deepika Padukone and Chia Hui Liu.