Gemma Arterton plays Gretel and Jeremy Renner plays Hansel in “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” from Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.
A number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Genre: Action, comedy, horror and thriller Cast: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Derek Mears and Thomas Mann Director: Tommy Wirkola Rated: R
After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell bent on retribution.
Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches ... their past.
Movie 43 Genre: Comedy Cast: Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell, Halle Berry, Leslie Bibb, Kate Bosworth, Gerard Butler, Bobby Cannavale, Common, Kieran Culkin, Josh Duhamel, Anna Faris, Richard Gere, John Hodgman, Terrence Howard, Hugh Jackman, Greg Kinnear, Johnny Knoxville, Justin Long, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz, Chris Pratt, Dennis Quaid, Liev Schreiber, Seann William Scott, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, Uma Thurman, Naomi Watts and Kate Winslet Director: Steven Brill, Peter Farrelly, Will Graham, Steve Carr, Griffin Dunne, James Duffy, Jonathan Van Tulleken, Elizabeth Banks, Patrik Forsberg, Brett Ratner, Rusty Cundieff and James Gunn Rated: R
From the twisted minds of producers Peter Farrelly and Charles Wessler comes “Movie 43” – the outrageous new ensemble comedy starring some of the biggest names in Hollywood.
“Movie 43” is not for the easily-offended and contains jaw-dropping, sometimes shockingly disturbing, but always entertaining intertwined storylines that must been seen to be believed.
Parker Genre: Crime and thriller Cast: Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce and Nick Nolte Director: Taylor Hackford Rated: R
Parker (Jason Statham) is a professional thief who lives by a personal code of ethics: Don’t steal from people who can’t afford it and don’t hurt people who don’t deserve it.
But on his latest heist, his crew double crosses him, steals his stash, and leaves him for dead.
Determined to make sure they regret it, Parker tracks them to Palm Beach, playground of the rich and famous, where the crew is ... planning their biggest heist ever. Donning the disguise of a rich Texan, Parker takes on an unlikely partner, Leslie (Jennifer Lopez), a savvy insider, who’s short on cash, but big on looks, smarts and ambition. Together, they devise a plan to hijack the score, take everyone down and get away clean.
The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.
John Dies at the End Genre: Horror and science fiction Cast: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman and Paul Giamatti Director: Don Coscarelli Rated: R
In “John Dies at the End,” it’s all about the Soy Sauce, a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit.
Users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John (Rob Mayes) and David (Chase Williamson), a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can't.
Adapted from David Wong’s audacious trans-genre horror novel, “John Dies at the End” is written and directed by Don Coscarelli and also stars Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman and Paul Giamatti.