Last week’s no. 1 movie “Evil Dead” faces some stiff competition by a horror franchise of a different type, a lesson in baseball history and a movie that most having heard of but boasts a couple Oscar winners.
Ashley Tisdale (“Phineas and Ferb”) and Simon Rex headline the latest in the “Scary Movie” franchise. With comedic cameos including Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen, “Scary Movie 5” hits theaters this week taking satiric shots at “Mama”, “Paranormal Activity”, “Planet of the Apes”, and believe it or not “Evil Dead”.
For those of you who couldn’t wait for the boys of summer to take the field, “42” tells the life story of revered baseball player Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) who broke the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers and his friendship with Dodgers GM Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford).
“To The Wonder” stars Oscar winners Ben Affleck and Javier Bardem and Bond girl Olga Kurylenko, but if you haven’t seen many ads for it, you’re not alone. The story follows couple Marina (Kurylenko) and Neil (Affleck) who visit Oklahoma and get wrapped in a story of lies, betrayals, sex…and of course, a priest.
Other films opening:
The Angels Share – A comedic tale of redemption and whiskey. Four Scottish parolees band together to escape their hard life.
It’s a Disaster – For those “Arrested Development” junkies, David Cross stars as part of four couples who are stuck in a house before a possible Armageddon.
Disconnect – Wait, did I say “Arrested Development”? Jason Bateman stars as one of a group of people who get more than a case of “Identity Theft” when things go wrong online.