Sometimes the weekends just happen like this. Sure, this weekend is a long one for most people. It is three days where you can celebrate the fact that it is the end of summer and we can finally get some decent weather and looking forward to Christmas and watching things worth watching sports-wise like football and hockey. However, if you were looking to catch a new flick at the theaters this weekend, unless you are a huge fan of the boy band One Direction, you are out of luck this weekend. No, this would be a good weekend to find that cheap second-run movie house that still has movies you missed in July, or perhaps go see that Oprah movie that came out a few weeks ago and you haven’t had time for.
Here are the new movies hitting theaters August 30, 2013:
Getaway - Selena Gomez, Ethan Hawke, Jon Voight. Hawke plays a former race car driver who comes home one day and find that his wife has been kidnapped. How can he save her? He has to help break into a bank to get something that bad guy Voight wants. Instead, the driver (played by Hawke) steals a customized Shelby Cobra Mustang and decides to race against time to try and rescue his wife. Coming along for the ride, for some reason, is the owner of the car and she is played by Selena Gomez. This movie is getting some of the worst reviews of the summer. Rated PG-13.
One Direction: This Is Us - Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles. If you have teenage girls you are probably already familiar with this group. If that is you, you have my deepest sympathies. They have become huge international stars and more because of their looks than any actual musical talent or abilities they might have. Also, one of them dated Taylor Swift for a while. Well, here is a movie all about them as you travel behind-the-scenes of their most recent tour and then get to see lots of concert footage up on the screen. For fans of the group, this will be must-see viewing. For those who get stuck taking the pre-driving tweens to the movie theaters, at least the film is only a couple of hours long. Surprisingly, critics seem to have been kind to this film, while admitting that it is made pretty much exclusively for diehard One Direction fans. Rated PG.