New Movies This Weekend
#1.) “Unknown” (PG-13)
When Liam Neeson comes out of a four-day coma, his wife acts like she doesn’t know him and introduces him to some other dude who’s pretending to be him. The cops don’t believe him, and even he starts to think he’s crazy…until someone tries to kill him.
“National Treasure” actress Diane Kruger plays a taxi driver who helps him run around Berlin trying to figure out what’s happening, and “Mad Men’s” January Jones plays his treacherous wife.
#2.) “I Am Number Four” (PG-13)
British model Alex Pettyfer is one of nine alien teens hiding on Earth after their planet is attacked. For some reason they can only be killed in sequence, and they’re being hunted down by other aliens before they can develop their powers.
“Glee’s” Dianna Agron plays the human girl he falls for, and they’ve been hooking up off camera since they met on the set. But she’s not the only looker in it: Teresa Palmer from “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” plays Number Four’s ally Number Six.
#3.) “Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son” (PG-13)
In Martin Lawrence’s third Big Momma movie, his son witnesses a murder so the two of them put on matching fat suits and go into hiding at an all girls school.
His son is played by comedian Brandon T. Jackson, who was rapper Alpa Chino in “Tropic Thunder” and the half-goat dude in that “Percy Jackson” movie.
(He also has an amusing rap video for the film called “Imma Do It Big”. Enjoy:
#4.) “The Chaperone” (PG-13) (Limited)
WWE rassler Triple H volunteers to chaperone a field trip so he can reconnect with his daughter, who’s played by 13-year-old “Modern Family” star Ariel Winter. Chaos ensues once his old bank robbing buddies catch up with them at the museum.
(-This isn’t the first time Triple H has tried acting. He was also in “Blade Trinity”, but this is his first time in a starring role…AND his first family comedy. I can only hope this rises to the level of The Rock’s “The Game Plan”. No one wants to see another farce like Hulk Hogan’s “Mr. Nanny” or “Suburban Commando”.)
#5.) “Immigration Tango” (R) (Limited)
A romantic comedy starring Madonna’s baby-daddy, Carlos Leon. He and his Russian girlfriend swap partners with their American friends so they both can stay in the U.S. in their fake green card marriages. Carlos is the father of Madonna’s daughter Lourdes.
#6.) “Vanishing on 7th Street” (R) (Limited)
A thriller starring Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, and John Leguizamo as the survivors of a deserted city, littered with clothes of people who simply vanished.
It’s basically about our fear of the dark, with evil whispering shadows claiming anyone who strays from the protection of the light. And as power sources start failing, the only protection ends up being a gasoline-powered generator at an abandoned bar.