Movies In Theaters on March 31, 2011
Do They Rule or Not So Much?
It’s not every week that each new release looks like it could either rule or suck in a major way, but here we are. We have two major releases and two indies for you this week that each offer their own new twists on old movie cliches. Will they be successful? Before you drop your cash on a ticket, let’s take a look at the lineup.
Eight Minute Intervals, Demon Possessed Kiddies, (Un)Superheros, and a Terrorizing Tire
Batting leadoff we have Source Code, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier involved in an experimental government program that allows him to go back in time, where he must relive the same eight minutes over and over to figure out who planted a bomb on a train. I will have a real review for this on Friday, but this is a film that we will still be talking about in December as one of the best of the year. Next up we have Insidious, director James Wan’s (Saw) newest. When a family moves into a new house, they find that ghosts aren’t interested in just possessing the home; they also want the family’s son. On the indie side, we have Super, James Gunn’s (Slither) entry into the superhero genre. The story of an everyman (Rainn Wilson) who dons a mask and cape to take down crime after his wife leaves him for a drug dealer, this film already has a huge amount of buzz surrounding it. If you are lucky enough to live near a theater showing it, it may be worth a shot. Finally, we end this week on Rubber, the story of a telepathic tire (yeah, you heard me) that terrorizes a small desert town with his murderous powers. The difference between hipster cinema and SyFy original programming is becoming smaller by the second.