Movies In Theaters on February 17, 2011
So this week we have a handful of new movies released at the theater only one week after four major titles were dropped in our laps. You have an alien flick that will be playing to the Biebermaniacs, an action film that is hoping you didn’t wait a week to see Sandler’s latest flick, and a small thriller that is the best sounding movie released this week. Here we go.
Starting out, we have I Am Number Four. Here is what I can tell you about this flick. It is the story of an alien race, survived by only nine teenagers on Earth that are being hunted down by dudes that look like The Borg with gills. Three of the nine have been killed, and the fourth is the main character in the film. Timothy Olyphant is the only name actor in the flick, and he isn’t known for being picky about scripts. Also, it looks like Twilight with aliens instead of vampires. Sign me up! Next we have Unknown, bringing Liam Neeson back to the big screen to punish wrongdoers and play husband to January Jones. Neeson stars as a doctor involved in a car accident who awakens from a coma to find that someone has taken over his life, and no one believes that he is who he says he is. While I admit I haven’t seen this film yet, there are a couple of red flags, not least of which is that Aidan Quinn stars as the villain. Quinn should be working on TV pilots that aren’t picked up, not playing the antagonist in major motion pictures. Next thing you know Jake Busey will be the bad guy in Iron Man 3. Finally we have the independent thriller Vanishing on 7th Street, starring Hayden Christensen and Thandie Newton. In this thriller Detroit suffers a blackout, forcing everyone to make it through the night in the dark. The next morning four strangers discover that they are the only people left in a city full of empty clothing and abandoned cars. As night begins to fall on them once more, it begins to dawn on them that the enemy is the darkness itself. If this is playing in your city, check it out, it sounds amazing.