New this week: The Cabin in the Woods, The Three Stooges and Lockout.


The Cabin in the Woods
Rating: R
Runtime: 95 min
Genre(s): Horror, Thriller
Director: Drew Goddard
Stars: Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly

The Buzz
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. Joss Whedon deconstructing the horror genre… According to the viewing at SXSW, it’s as good as you should be thinking it is.


The Three Stooges
Rating: PG
Genre(s): Comedy
Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Stars: Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso, Jane Lynch

The Buzz
While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry, and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show. More likely to be sad than funny. There will be a generation that can’t distinguish between the actual Three Stooges and Dumb and Dumber.


Lockout
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 95 min
Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Director: James Mather, Stephen St. Leger
Stars: Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Peter Stormare, Vincent Regan

The Buzz
A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president’s daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates. Luc Besson’s “Taken in space”… OK, that sounds a bit weird, but if anyone could pull it off it’s Besson. Now if he had only directed it.


Limited Release

Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day
Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Drama
Director: Neema Barnette
Stars: Blair Underwood, Sharon Leal, Nicole Beharie, Pam Grier

The Buzz
The Ames’ seem to have built the perfect life until their six-year-old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart. This is a sequel in the sense that Into the Blue 2 was a sequel to Into the Blue. Same plot and structure, but…


The Lady
Rating: R
Runtime: 132 min
Genre(s): Biography, Drama
Director: Luc Besson
Stars: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Jonathan Raggett, Jonathan Woodhouse

The Buzz
The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma’s democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris. OK, the idea of Luc Besson directing Michelle Yeoh in a movie is almost too delicious! But this is a biography of a real political figure, not much stylized action to be seen here. But, it is Besson and Yeoh.


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New this week: The Cabin in the Woods, The Three Stooges and Lockout. The Cabin in the Woods Rating: R Runtime: 95 min Genre(s): Horror, Thriller Director: Drew Goddard Stars: Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly The Buzz Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more...