Weekend Picks – August 17

There are a number of great movies to choose from this weekend if you’re in the mood to hit an AMC Theater.  While The Bourne Legacy was a massive hit last weekend, it will be well challenged this weekend as there are four new films opening.  Here they are:

The Expendables 2

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A long awaited sequel to The Expendables, with a massive cast of actors including: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Stratham, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude van Damme, Chuck Norris, and Arnold Schwarzenegger (welcome back Arny).

The Synopsis (other than bang, bang, boom… oh we killed the bad guys and won):

The Expendables are back and this time it’s personal… Barney Ross, Lee Christmas, Yin Yang, Gunnar Jensen, Toll Road and Hale Caesar — with newest members Billy the Kid and Maggie aboard — are reunited when Mr. Church enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time — six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that’s nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother. That is done the Expendables way….

MPAA Rating: R (for strong violence, language and brief sexuality)

Running Time: 1 hour 43 minutes

Distributors: Lionsgate

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

AMC CouponsStaring Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, Ron Livingston, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Dianne Wiest.

The Synopsis:

Happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim-and their small town of Stanleyville-learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.

MPAA Rating: PG (for for mild thematic elements and brief language)

Running Time: 2 Hours

Distributors: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

ParaNorman

AMC CouponsFrom the makers of Coraline (2009) comes ParaNorman, starring the voices of: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, and Leslie Mann.

Synopsis: 

When a small town comes under siege by zombies, who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

MPAA Rating: PG (for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language)

Running Time: 1 hour 93 minutes

Distributors: Focus Features

 

Sparkle

AMC CouponsStaring Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Mike Epps, Ceelo Green, Carmen Ejogo, and Tika Sumpter

Synopsis:

Musical prodigy Sparkle struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother, she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic content involving domestic abuse and drug material, and for some violence, language and smoking)

Running Time: 1 hour 38 minutes

Distributors: TriStar Pictures

 

 

Looks like there is a good selection for this weekend if you’re in the mood.  Have fun and drive safely!

Synopsis information courtesy of Yahoo Movies.

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One Response to Weekend Picks – August 17

  1. Kosta Vincic August 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    I just read on Yahoo that Expendables 2 is the winner this weekend already so it must have done really well. Apparently it only took $28.7 million….. only! lol

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