It’s a big weekend at the movie houses. This is especially true for those of us who were part of the Kickstarter campaign to fund the Veronica Mars movie. Yes, that would be me. I was one of the people who kicked in a few bucks to get this movie off the ground because I was such a fan of the television show. This is the first time a major film like this was crowd-funded. Thus, there are a lot of eyes currently on this film and many want to see if it will make money. At the same time fans like myself are hoping that the movie is more of the same of what made us fans of the TV show.
Also in theaters is yet another movie with fast-moving cars, this one based on a video game and starring a cast member from Breaking Bad. Also, Tyler Perry has yet another movie in theaters this weekend.
Here are the films opening in theaters March 14, 2014:
Need for Speed - Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper. Aaron Pail stars as a young man who participates in dangerous underground racing activities. These activities get him sent to prison and, at the start of this film, he's been released. Now he had to participate in a dangerous cross-country high-octane race from coast-to-coast in an attempt to get revenge against the people who put him in prison. Based on a video game and getting truly atrocious reviews with complaints of unlikeable characters and a preposterous plot. Rated PG-13.
Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club - Tyler Perry, Wendi McLendon-Covey, William Levy. A group of single mothers meet because of an event at their children's school. They soon form a bond and regularly meet to support each other through life's ups and downs. Like many of Perry's movies, which seem to automatically attract an audience and make money, this was not screened for critics. Rated PG-13.
Veronica Mars - Kristen Bell, Chris Lowell, Jason Dohring. Back in the early aughts there was a TV show about a high school age private eye. It was popular among a very devout following and among critics, but the show never found the rating that it should have and was canceled after three seasons. The fans never let it die and there were many attempts to bring a movie to the big screen and now, thanks to a fan-funded Kickstarter campaign, that movie has arrived. Veronica is now about to become a lawyer in the big city when her former boyfriend, Logan, is accused of killing his movie star girlfriend. Veronica is pulled back to Neptune, CA, and into the world of mystery and murder that plagued her high school years. For fans of the show, buzz from early screenings is that you will not be disappointed. Rated PG-13 - at theaters and also available for download this weekend.