A number of new movie releases will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release.
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Emilie de Ravin and Robert Pattinson star in “Remember Me.”
Genre: Drama, thriller and war Cast: Matt Damon, Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Antoni Corone, Jason Isaacs and Nicoye Banks Director: Paul Greengrass Rated: R
Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass, who worked together on the films “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum,” re-team for their latest electrifying thriller in Green Zone, a film set in the chaotic early days of the Iraqi War when no one could be trusted and every decision could detonate unforeseen consequences.
During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller (Damon) and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert.
Rocketing from one booby-trapped and treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that inverts the purpose of their mission.
Spun by operatives with intersecting agendas, Miller must hunt through covert and faulty intelligence hidden on foreign soil for answers that will either clear a rogue regime or escalate a war in an unstable region.
And at this blistering time and in this combustible place, he will find the most elusive weapon of all is the truth.
Genre: Drama and romance Cast: Robert Pattinson, Emile de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin and Tate Ellington Director: Allen Coulter Rated: PG-13
In the romantic drama “Remember Me,” Robert Pattinson plays Tyler, a rebellious young man in New York City who has a strained relationship with his father (Pierce Brosnan) ever since tragedy separated their family.
Tyler didn’t think anyone could possibly understand what he was going through until the day he met Ally (Emilie de Ravin) through an unusual twist of fate. Love was the last thing on his mind, but as her spirit unexpectedly heals and inspires him, he begins to fall for her. Through their love, he begins to find happiness and meaning in his life. Soon, hidden secrets are revealed, tragedy lingers in the air, as the circumstances that brought them together threaten to tear them apart.
Set in the summer of 2001, “Remember Me” is an unforgettable story about the power of love, the strength of family, and the importance of living passionately and treasuring every day of one’s life.
She’s Out of My League
Genre: Romantic comedy Cast: Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, T.J. Miller, Mike Vogel and Nate Torrence Director: Jim Field Smith Rated: R
In the comedy “She’s Out of My League,” Kirk (Jay Baruchel), an average Joe, can’t believe his luck.
Though he’s stuck in a seemingly dead-end job as an airport security agent, against all odds, Molly (Alice Eve), a successful and outrageously gorgeous babe, falls for him. Kirk is stunned. So are his friends, his family and even his ex-girlfriend. Now he has to figure out how to make the relationship work, even though he’d be the first to admit she’s totally out of his league.
The following will open in limited release.
Genre: Foreign, drama, thriller and crime Cast: Kim Hye-Ja, Won Bin, Jin Gu and Yun Je-mun Director: Bong Joon-ho Rated: R
The latest film from award-winning Korean director Bong Joon-ho is a unique murder mystery about a mother’s primal love for her son.
Mother is a devoted single parent to her simple-minded 27-year-old son, Do-joon. Often a source of anxiety to his mother, Do-joon behaves in foolish or simply dangerous ways. One night, while walking home drunk, he encounters a school girl who he follows for a while before she disappears into a dark alley. The next morning, she is found dead in an abandoned building and Do-joon is accused of her murder.
An inefficient lawyer and an apathetic police force result in a speedy conviction. His mother refuses to believe her beloved son is guilty and immediately undertakes her own investigation to find the girl’s killer. In her obsessive quest to clear her son’s name, Mother steps into a world of unimaginable chaos and shocking revelations.
Our Family Wedding
Genre: Comedy, kids and romance Cast: Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia, Anjelah Johnson and Diana-Maria Riva Director: Rick Famuyiwa Rated: PG-13
“Our marriage, their wedding” – it’s lesson No. 1 for any newly engaged couple, and Lucia (America Ferrera) and Marcus (Lance Gross) are no exception.
In Fox Searchlight Pictures’ “Our Family Wedding,” they learn the hard way that the path to saying “I do” can be rife with familial strife. When they return from college and too suddenly announce their marriage plans, they soon discover that their fathers – two highly competitive over-the-top egos – can wreak a major amount of havoc on their special day.
With insults flying and tempers running high, it’s anyone’s guess if the alpha dads (Forest Whitaker and Carlos Mencia) will survive to make it down the aisle in one piece. Lucia’s mother (Diana Maria Riva) is busy planning the wedding of “her” dreams and the only levelheaded one in the bunch is Angela (Regina King), the groom’s father’s best friend and lawyer, who manages to keep her cool when the madness reaches a crescendo.
With only weeks to plan their wedding, Lucia and Marcus soon discover the true meaning of love and find there is truth to the saying – that when you marry someone, you marry their entire family.