New Releases This Weekend [VIDEO]
#1.) “Scream 4″ (R)
Neve Campbell returns as Sidney Prescott, who’s now a self-help author and back home for a book tour when the new round of Ghostface killings start. According to director Wes Craven, this one is a parody of the “Saw” franchise. Courteney Cox and David Arquette are back too, but Emma Roberts is being groomed as the star of the franchise from here on out: She plays Neve Campbell’s cousin.
One actor who’s NOT returning is Jamie Kennedy. His character, Randy, DIED in “Scream 2″, but was also part of “Scream 3″ in a videotape he recorded before his death. For this latest film, Rory Culkin takes over as the expert on ‘the rules.’
As for the rest of the cast, Hayden Panettiere plays Emma Roberts’ best friend, with Kristen Bell and “True Blood’s” Anna Paquin in small supporting roles.
#2.) “Rio” (G)
An animated movie with Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg as the last two birds of their species, which makes them an expensive prize for some birdnappers. They manage to escape, but chaos ensures when Anne learns that Jesse doesn’t know how to fly. George Lopez, Will.I.Am and Jamie Foxx voice some of the other birds, and Tracy Morgan does the voice of the bulldog trying to teach Jesse to fly.
#3.) “The Conspirator” (PG-13)
James McAvoy defends a woman accused of conspiring in the Lincoln assassination. She’s played by Robin Wright Penn. It’s directed by Robert Redford. Between the costumes and the way the movie was shot, it’s a little hard to recognize some of the actors, but the rest of the cast includes Justin Long, Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood, and Alexis Bledel.