what should I see or skip this week at the movies

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This week at the movies: Friday, April 8th:


Rich and irresponsible Arthur has always had everything handed to him. When he refuses to marry an heiress that his mother arranged for him, he is threatened to lose his fortune. He soon falls in love with Naomi Quinn, a working class woman. Will he chose love or money?

Go see it, but no rush.

Starring: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren and Jennifer Garner.

     Born to be Wild

A nature documentary film about orphaned baby orangutans and elephants. Get in touch with the wild life and how amazing these animals are.

Go see it, but on Earth Day.

Starring: Morgan Freeman as the narrator.


Raised by her father to be an assassin, 16 year old Hanna goes on a mission across Europe searching for her ultimate target. In her journey, Hanna learns secrets of her past and existence.

Go see it this weekend.

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana.

     Soul Surfer

The true story of Bethany Hamilton, a young girl who lost her left arm in a shark attack. This film demonstrates Bethany’s courage and strength. She is determined to get back in the water and fulfill her dream of being a pro surfer.

Go see it this weekend IF you like inspirational feel good films.

Starring: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Carrie Underwood and Helen Hunt.

     Your Highness

This raunchy medieval time comedy tells the story of two lazy brothers, Prince Thadeous and Prince Fabious, who go on a mission together to save their father’s kingdom and Belladonna, Fabious bride.

Go see it, but no rush.

Starring: Natalie Portman, James Franco, Zooey Deschanel and Danny McBride.

This week at the movies. (limited release)


     Meek’s Cutoff

     Meet Monica Velour

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     Here is the Box Office report for last weekend, Friday, April 1st-Sunday, April 3rd:

This week’s number one spot is taken by the beloved Easter Bunny, Hop beats all with $37.5 million. Source Code comes far behind in second, with a little under $15 million. Horror film, Insidious, takes third with $13.3 million.

4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules: $10

5. Limitless: $9.3

6. The Lincoln Lawyer: $7

7. Sucker Punch: $6

8. Rango: $4.5

9. Paul: $4.2

10. Battle: Los Angeles $3.5

Comparing from last week:

Wimpy Kid drops down to #4 from last week’s #1

Huge decrease for Sucker Punch, last week’s #2 and now #7

Rango is still hanging in there, this week with #8

Paul goes down 3 spots from #6 to #9 this week.

After a short and weak stay, Mars Needs Moms is out of the top 10 as well as Red Riding Hood and The Adjustment Bureau, both with a decent time.

Battle: Los Angeles might be having its last week.

This week at the movies (on DVD: April 5th)

     I Love You Phillip Morris

     Little Fockers

     TRON: Legacy

     The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (April 8)

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