Movies to Watch this Weekend

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Now that everyone has gotten over the chaotic holiday of St. Patrick’s Day, there is nothing more relaxing, or thrilling than going to the movies. There are many good choices to pick from that are entertaining for all ages. The newest ones out are “Battle: Los Angeles”, Mars Needs Moms” (Both in 2D and IMAX 3D), “Paul”, “Limitless”, “The Lincoln Lawyer”, and “Red Riding Hood.”

“Battle: Los Angeles” (PG-13) – What if all those years of supposed cases of UFO sightings, Area 51, and alien abductions were actually real? Now suddenly, what was supposed myths have become reality. In “Battle,” Earth is under attack by malicious unknown forces and the last stand for mankind to defend itself from extinction is in Los Angeles. A Marine sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his platoon gear up against the alien invasion for what may be their last battle. But for which side?

“Mars Needs Moms” (PG) – Moms can be so annoying and nagging sometimes like telling you to do your laundry, don’t be up past midnight, be home before curfew, etc. Nag. Nag. Nag. But what if your mom was abducted and taken away from you? Wouldn’t you miss her? Milo, a nine-year-old boy (Seth Dusky/Voice, Seth Green/Body Animation), realizes he still loves and needs his mom (Joan Cusack) when she is kidnapped from their home. Martians have stolen her in hopes of using her for her “motherly nature” to rear their own young. Milo is swept up on a quest to save her with the help of fellow Earthman and tech-loving Gribble (Dan Fogler), and a Martian girl named Ki (Elizabeth Harnois). Will he save her?

“Paul” (R) – After years of reading science fiction comic books two English friends named Graeme (Simon Pegg) and Clive (Nick Frost) travel to America to attend the annual Comic-Con convention and visit the infamous Area 51 in Nevada. Suddenly their lives are changed when they come across the one thing they have spent their lives pursuing, an alien. Paul (Seth Rogen) is a fugitive alien on the run from the government (Jason Bateman and Sigourney Weaver) after spending 60 years in government imprisonment. The reluctant friends take him in their RV and the trio go on an adventure that usually only happens in comic books. What would you do with an Alien in your RV?

“Limitless” (PG-13)  – Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) is standing on a dangerous edge of his life when he is dumped by his girlfriend and discovers that he may be fired at any moment. But then he comes across a drug that a friend starts him off with called MDT that shoots up his mental capacities and abilities. He goes from the bottom of the food chain in the financial world to the top.  Eddie quickly attracts the attention of business tycoon Carl Van Loon (Robert De Niro) who hopes to use Eddie’s enhanced talents to make his fortune. But Eddie comes across dangerous side affects of the drug that he never realized and with his supply running low, time is running out. Will he survive?

“The Lincoln Lawyer” (R) – Los Angeles lawyer Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey) works as a defense attorney for a variety of criminals as he carries out most of his business from his Lincoln town car. He comes across a high-profile client, playboy Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe), who hires Mickey to defend him against a rape and murder charge. However, what at first seemed like a simple case with a huge career payoff soon becomes sinister and deadly as events and evidence starts appearing. People are not quiet what they seem and Mickey questions his sense of conscience. What would you choose, your conscious or your career?

“Red Riding Hood” (PG-13) – Don’t you just love the classic fairytale of the Little Red Riding Hood walking to her grandmothers house and talking to a strange wolf? This film brings a whole new twist to the image of the wolf and the young lady. The main female protagonist Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) is forced into a difficult situation in deciding between two men to marry. On the one side there is the wealthy Henry (Max Irons) who her parents want her to marry to pay off their debts owed to Henry’s father. Then the other side is the handsome woodcutter Peter (Shilo Fernadez) who she is in love and plans to run away with. But their escape plans are halted by the gruesome death of her sister from a werewolf. The notorious monster hunter Father Solomon (Gary Oldman) is recruited by the villagers to kill the beast. He warns them that the beast is among them by day and a vicious wolf by night. Valerie becomes fearful of her suspicions of who the Wolf might be. What if the person you loved was a monster?

With such a strong cast of actors these movies are definitely worth going to and see. Hurry before tickets are sold out!

(Photo from army.arch via flickr)

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