Quaid (Colin Farrell) takes a seat in the Mind Trip Chair inside the Rekall Tripping Den in Columbia Pictures' action thriller “Total Recall.”
A number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:
Total Recall Genre: Action and thriller Cast: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho and Bill Nighy Director: Len Wiseman Rated: PG-13
“Total Recall” is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick.
Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he's got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) whom he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs.
But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) – there is no one Quaid can trust, except possibly a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) working for the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy). The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Genre: Comedy and family Cast: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Devon Bostick and Steve Zahn Director: David Bowers Rated: PG
Greg Heffley, the kid who made “wimpy” cool, is back in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,” an all-new family comedy in the hit movie franchise based on the publishing phenomenon by Jeff Kinney.
School’s out and Greg is looking forward to enjoying the best summer of all time. But when his dad decides that some father-son bonding is in order, Greg must do everything he can to keep him from ruining his vacation. So he hatches a plan to pretend he has a job at a ritzy country club – but even that fails to keep Greg away from the season’s dog days, including embarrassing mishaps at a public pool and a camping trip that goes horribly wrong.
The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.
360 Genre: Drama Cast: Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Ben Foster, Jamel Debbouze and Moritz Bleibtreu Director: Fernando Meirelles Rated: R
A sexy dramatic thriller about interconnected romantic life in the 21st century, “360” starts in Vienna, weaving stories set in Paris, London, Bratislava, Rio, Denver and Phoenix into a single, mesmerizing narrative.
A businessman tempted to be unfaithful to his wife sets into motion a series of events which ripple around the globe with dramatic consequences, set against the backdrop of international banking crisis, the domino-effect of the Arab Spring, the threat of global flu pandemics and Euro-Zone instability.
Celeste & Jesse Forever Genre: Comedy and romance Cast: Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Chris Messina, Ari Graynor, Will McCormack, Emma Roberts and Elijah Wood Director: Lee Toland Krieger Not rated
Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) met in high school, married young and are growing apart.
Now 30, Celeste is the driven owner of her own media consulting firm, Jesse is once again unemployed and in no particular rush to do anything with his life. Celeste is convinced that divorcing Jesse is the right thing to do – she is on her way up, he is on his way nowhere, and if they do it now instead of later, they can remain supportive friends.
Jesse passively accepts this transition into friendship, even though he is still in love with her. As the reality of their separation sets in, Celeste slowly and painfully realizes she has been cavalier about their relationship, and her decision, which once seemed mature and progressive, now seems impulsive and selfish. But her timing with Jesse is less than fortuitous. While navigating the turbulent changes in their lives and in their hearts, these two learn that in order to truly love someone, you may have to let them go.
Soldiers of Fortune Genre: Action and adventure Cast: Christian Slater, Ving Rhames, Dominic Monaghan, Sean Bean and James Cromwell Director: Maxim Korostyshevsky Rated: R
Captain Craig McCenzie (Christian Slater) has an unblemished record in Afghanistan until he chooses to save the life of his best friend in defiance of a direct order and is dishonorably discharged from the Army. Reduced to running a struggling security firm, he agrees to train and guide some of the world's wealthiest men on a top-secret mission to deliver state-of-the-art weapons to an isolated rebel force.
Charles Herbert Vanderbeer (Charlie Bewley), a hedge fund founder and American aristocrat; Roman St. John (Sean Bean), a ruthless British mining magnate; Sam Haussmann (James Cromwell), a cell phone pioneer and Texas outdoorsman; Grimaud Torneur (Ving Rhames), an African arms dealer also known as the Grim Reaper; and Tommy Sin (Dominic Monahan), the designer of ultraviolent video games, all have their own very personal reasons for paying stratospheric fees to participate in a real-life revolution. Their goal is to free Snake Island, a mineral-rich atoll in the Black Sea, from its brutal dictator, Colonel Lupo (Gennadi Vengerov) and his ex-CIA chief of security (Colm Meaney).
McCenzie must transform a handful of arrogant, hypercompetitive egotists into a crew of professional soldiers who can survive in a "hot zone," and guarantee their safety once in combat. But their foolproof mission is betrayed from the start, and when the team's bodyguards and supply boat are destroyed before reaching shore, the wealthy warriors are trapped in enemy territory. As each struggles for dominance, Lupo's forces close in, taking them hostage and demanding half of their considerable fortunes in exchange for their release. While McCenzie tries to infiltrate the tyrant's mountain fortress and rescue his hapless charges, their lives depend on their ability to finally figure out what it means to be a team.