Jason Sudeikis, left, stars as Fred and Owen Wilson as Rick in New Line Cinema's comedy "Hall Pass,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
Cage seeks redemption in Drive Angry 3D while Wilson and Sudeikis get a Hall Pass. A number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release.
Drive Angry 3D
Genre: Action, adventure and drama Cast: Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke and David Morse Director: Patrick Lussier Rated: R
In the newest 3D action-adventure from the director of “My Bloody Valentine,” “Drive Angry 3D” stars Nicolas Cage as Milton, a hardened felon who has broken out of hell for one last chance at redemption.
Intent on stopping a vicious cult who murdered his daughter, he has three days to stop them before they sacrifice her baby beneath a full moon. He's joined by Piper (Amber Heard) – a young, sexy waitress who liberates her ex-boyfriend's cherry-red muscle car in order to help Milton. Now, the two of them are hot on the trail of the deadly leader of the cult, Jonah King (Billy Burke), who believes it is his destiny to use the baby to unleash hell on earth.
But the bloodthirsty cult is the least of Milton's problems. The police are after him too. And worse, an enigmatic killer known only as "The Accountant" – who has been sent by the Devil to retrieve Milton and deliver him back to hell. With wicked cunning and hypnotic savagery, the Accountant will relentlessly pursue Milton at high speed across the country until his mission is accomplished.
Fueled by high octane and pure rage, Milton must use his anger to go beyond all human limits to avenge his daughter's murder, before his last chance at redemption is revoked.
Genre: Comedy Cast: Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate, Nicky Whelan, Richard Jenkins and Stephen Merchant Director: Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly Rated: R
Best buddies Rick and Fred (Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis) have both been married for a long time.
They love their wives, but, like some guys, just can't help checking out every other woman who crosses their paths.
Fed up with this habitual rubber-necking, their wives (Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate) take a bold approach to revitalize their marriages by granting their husbands a "hall pass": one week of freedom to do whatever they want, no questions asked. Seven days to see exactly what it is out there they think they're missing ... or stop looking once and for all.
At first, it sounds like a dream come true for Rick and Fred. But they quickly discover that their expectations of the single life – and themselves – are completely and hilariously out of sync with reality.
The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.
Of Gods and Men
Genre: Foreign and drama Cast: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Roschdy Zem and Sabrina Ouazani Director: Xavier Beauvois Rated: PG-13
Eight French Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers in a monastery perched in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990s.
When an Islamic fundamentalist group massacres a crew of foreign workers, fear sweeps though the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Should they leave? Despite the growing menace in their midst, they slowly realize that they have no choice but to stay … come what may.
This film is loosely based on the life of the Cistercian monks of Tibhirine in Algeria, from 1993 until their kidnapping in 1996.