031309: Opening This Weekend

Two R’s and a PG Opening This Weekend

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After what seems a long movie drought, the award season is finally behind us! That means it’s time for some new movies to hit the big screen.

During the past few weeks of single movie openings, Hollywood offers up three wide release movies for this week.

  • Race to Witch Mountain
  • The Last House on the Left
  • Miss March

A Pair of Remakes On Big Screen This Weekend

Okay, so I said Hollywood was offering up three new movies this weekend. That’s only a partially true statement. Two of the new movies hitting the silver screen are actually remakes.

If you’re looking for something new this weekend, here’s what’s rolling and reeling.

Race to Witch Mountain – Rated PG on 3,187 screens
Disney’s update of the 1975 film Escape to Witch Mountain casts Dwayne Johnson as a Vegas cab driver who meets a pair of teen aliens with powerful abilities. The kids need to retrieve their spacecraft – which has been taken by government officials to a mysterious location in Nevada called Witch Mountain. They of course need the spacecraft, so they can return to their home planet. Bridge to Terabithia actress Annasophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig and Carla Gugino also star.

The Last House on the Left – Rated R on 2,401 screens
In this remake of the 1972 horror flick, two parents exact revenge on an escaped prisoner and his pals, who kidnapped and tortured their daughter. (Kind of sounds like the movie Taken if you ask me.) Sara Paxton, Law & Order: Criminal Intent actor Tony Goldwyn and Monica Potter star.

Miss March – Rated R on 1,742 screens
When a man comes out of a coma and learns his ex-girlfriend is now a Playboy Playmate, he and his buddy make plans to visit the Playboy Mansion in hopes of seeing her again. Hugh Hefner makes an appearance in the film which stars Zach Cregger, Raquel Alessi, Molly Stanton and Craig Robinson.

So there you have it! Two remakes, to R’s and PG to pick from if you’re looking for something new on the big screen this weekend.

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