New Movies This Weekend [VIDEO]
#1.) “The Adjustment Bureau” (PG-13)
Matt Damon learns that fate is controlled by menacing “agents” in fedoras, who guide events to keep everyone on some sort of master plan. But when they try to keep him apart from Emily Blunt, he risks both their futures to stay together. Some people are comparing it to “Inception”, but it’s based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, the guy whose stories inspired “Total Recall”, “Minority Report” and “Blade Runner”.
#2.) “Rango” (PG)
An animated western with Johnny Depp as a chameleon who gets suckered into becoming the sheriff of a small town. Some of the other voices include Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, and Ned Beatty.
#3.) “Beastly” (PG-13)
Alex Pettyfer from “I Am Number Four” stars in a modern version of “Beauty and the Beast”. But instead of being transformed into a hairy monster, he’s curse to be bald, tattooed, and mutilated…like classmates he bullied when he was handsome. Mary-Kate Olsen is the witch who curses him, Neil Patrick Harris is his blind tutor, and Vanessa Hudgens plays the girl who falls in love with him despite his looks.
#4.) “Take Me Home Tonight” (R)
Topher Grace lies about his job to impress his old high school crush. So she invites him to an end-of-summer party where he has to work even harder to impress her. Anna Faris plays his sister, and his crush is “I Am Number Four’s” Teresa Palmer. The movie is set in the ’80s, so the soundtrack is loaded with classic tunes from Duran Duran, Men Without Hats, Wang Chung, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Yaz, Opus, and The Buggles.
#5.) “HappyThankYouMorePlease” (R) (Limited)
Josh Radnor from “How I Met Your Mother” befriends a kid who got separated from his mom on the subway. When the kid refuses to stay with social services, he agrees to take him in for a few days. Josh also wrote and directed the movie.