Going to the movies this weekend? DC Movie Examiner previews the films at the box office:
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (New Line Cinema) - Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) have ruled the Las Vegas Strip for years, raking in millions with illusions as big as Burt's growing ego. But lately the duo's greatest deception is their public friendship, while secretly they've grown to loathe each other.
Facing cutthroat competition from guerilla street magician Steve Gray (Jim Carrey), whose cult following surges with each outrageous stunt, even their show is starting to look stale. But there's still a chance Burt and Anton can save the act—both onstage and off—if only Burt can get back in touch with what made him love magic in the first place.
"The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" stars Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey, Alan Arkin, and Olivia Wilde. The film is directed by Don Scardino with screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley.
The Call (TriStar Pictures) - When veteran 911 operator, Jordan (Halle Berry), takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life.
"The Call" stars Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut, Michael Eklund, and Michael Imperioli. The film is directed by Brad Anderson with screenplay by Rich D'Ovidio.
Spring Breakers (A24, Annapurna Pictures) - Four sexy college girls plan to fund their spring break getaway by burglarizing a fast food shack. But that’s only the beginning… During a night of partying, the girls hit a roadblock when they are arrested on drug charges. Hungover and clad only in bikinis, the girls appear before a judge but are bailed out unexpectedly by Alien, an infamous local thug who takes them under his wing and leads them on the wildest Spring Break trip in history. Rough on the outside but with a soft spot inside, Alien wins over the hearts of the young Spring Breakers, and leads them on a Spring Break they never could have imagined.
"Spring Breakers" stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, and James Franco. The film is directed by Harmony Korine with screenplay by Harmony Korine.
Upside Down (Millennium Entertainment) - Lovers Adam (Sturgess) and Eden (Dunst) are separated not just by social class and a political system bent on keeping them apart, but also by a freak planetary condition: they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions—he on the poverty-stricken planet below, she on the wealthy, exploitative world above. The planets are so close that their highest mountain peaks almost touch. That’s where Adam and Eden first meet as children. And later, as teens, where he pulls her down to his world by a rope to cavort in dual-gravity bliss (visiting the other planet does not release a person from the gravitational pull of their native planet). But when interplanetary border-patrol agents attack them, Eden falls back to her world—apparently dead.
Ten years later, Adam learns that Eden is alive and working at TransWorld—a vast corporation whose towering headquarters is the only structure that connects the planets—and the only legal means of passing between them. In a desperate attempt to find her, Adam gets a job at TransWorld developing a revolutionary face-lift cream based on a secret, gravity-neutralizing ingredient that has been passed down for generations in his family. From his lower-world cubicle, he quickly sets about infiltrating the upper-world executive suites to reconnect with Eden.
"Upside Down" stars Jim Sturgess, Kirsten Dunst, and Timothy Spall. The film is directed by Juan Solanas with screenplay by Santiago Amigorena and Juan Diego Solanas.
Which movie will you be seeing?