In Columbia Pictures’ “21,” Micky Rosa (Kevin Spacey) is the enigmatic statistics genius who has figured out how to beat Vegas at blackjack and forms the team of students that takes the casinos for millions.
PINELLAS COUNTY – A number of new movie releases will hit theaters on March 28, including the following:
“21” – Inspired by a true story, Columbia Pictures will present the high stakes action adventure “21,” starring Jim Sturgess as the introverted but brilliant M.I.T. student Ben Campbell.
Campbell, in need of money for tuition, is recruited to join a group of the school’s most gifted students who hightail it to Vegas every weekend armed with fake identities and the ability to turn the odds at blackjack in their favor. Led by Micky Rosa (Kevin Spacey), an unorthodox math professor, the team proves it can beat the casinos’ system.
Team member Jill Taylor (Kate Bosworth) convinces Ben to push the limits – which ultimately draws the attention of the casinos’ menacing enforcer, Cole Williams (Laurence Fishburne). Rated PG-13.
“Run, Fat Boy, Run” – From Picturehouse comes “Run, Fat Boy, Run,” a romantic comedy directed by David Schwimmer.
When Dennis (Simon Pegg) was about to marry Libby (Thandia Newton), his pregnant fiancée, he got cold feet – believing he wasn’t good enough for her ... and he ran for the hills. Five years later, Dennis discovers Libby’s hooked up with high-flying-go-getter Whit (Hank Azaria). Realizing it’s now or never, he enters the same London marathon Whit has been training for in a last-ditch effort to prove to Libby he’s changed his ways. Rated PG-13.
“Stop-Loss” – Directed by Kimberly Peirce, “Stop-Loss,” from Paramount Pictures and MTV Films, is a topical and penetrating drama examining a government policy that has affected the lives of more than 80,000 of America’s brave men and women in uniform.
Staff Sgt. Brandon King (Ryan Phillippe) and Sgt. Steve Shriver (Channing Tatum) return as war heroes to Texas, taking a bow in front of cheering hometown crowds before trying to resume civilian life. Friends and family help them as they try to the war in Iraq behind them. Still, the ghosts of Iraq follow them home and manifest in drunken brawls, deteriorating marriages and fraying friendships.
Then, unexpectedly, Brandon receives orders to return to Iraq. Invoking a measure called Stop-Loss, the Army indefinitely extends Brandon’s enlistment. It upends his entire world and as he struggles to make sense of it, he turns to one of the only people he can trust – Michele. She becomes his confidante and accomplice, even as Steve tries to bring his friend and former CO to his senses and, ultimately, back to the military. Rated R.
“Superhero Movie” – MGM and Dimension Films take aim at yet another genre with “Superhero Movie,” a comedy that will spoof the recent flood of superhero films.
When Rick Riker (Drake Bell) is bitten by a mutated dragonfly, he develops super strength and armored skin. He decides to fight crime as “The Dragonfly.” Joined in this comic caper by the likes of Leslie Nielsen, Tracy Morgan, Pamela Anderson and Regina Hall, The Dragonfly will face his nemesis, Hourglass, making fun of movies like “X-Men,” “Fantastic Four,” “Spider-Man” and “Superman” along the way. Rated PG-13.