After only opening in four theaters last week and smashing speciality box office records, The Master opens wide this week and moves in to theaters around the country. Will it breaks records in wide release? The newest Paul Thomas Anderson film has received pretty stellar reviews (Matthew Marko's will be posted in the coming days) and deservedly so. If you got to see one movie this weekend, this should be it.
Competitively, the Dredd franchise continues with the release of Karl Urban as the new Judge Dredd in Dredd 3D. The high spot of this film might be Lena Headey going back to her badass roots, and appearing as the villain. As much as I love Game of Thrones, I still loved her in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and only wish that show had gone father.
|1. The Master|
PT Anderson's new movie. Enough said.
|3. House at the End of the Street|
I think this is the first Jennifer Lawrence film that doesn't look like it's actually good. The horror film currently holds a 14% on Rottentomatoes, and I can see why.
|4. End of Watch|
Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena star in this action thriller written by the same guy who did Training Day. They play two police officers who discover a secret that makes them the target of the country's most dangerous drug cartel. The two have acting chemistry in spades, so let's hope they pull off the story part.
|5. Trouble with the Curve|
Anything work the 82 year old Clint Eastwood manages to do, is astounding and inspiring.
|6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower|
The perks of being based on a best selling teen novel? You probalby don't even need to be good for gaggles of girls to line up and see your movie.
7. How To Survive A Plague
I always like to point out the movies with 100% ratings on RT, because that is damned rare. The film follows the true story of two men who helped deal with the AIDS epidemic and take it from a death sentence to a manageable disease. If nothing else, it looks incredibly inspiring.