New movies out this week include Brave, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.


Brave
Rating: PG
Run time: 100 min
Genre(s): Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell
Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters
Synopsis: Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

The Buzz
The goings on a Pixar have pretty much overshadowed their first original concept movie since 2009’s Up. Brave is a much more straight forward fantasy movie than what Pixar usually puts out. It also features Pixar’s first female protagonist and was to have its first female director. After Brenda Chapman left Pixar sent in other to salvage the project. It’s not the first time this has happened to Pixar, think Ratatouille. Should at least be interesting either way.


Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Rating: R
Run time: 105 min
Genre(s): Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Stars: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie
Synopsis: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

The Buzz
You’re either going to cringe at the title of the movie or say hell yeah! Timur Bekmambetov, The Wanted helmer, has the skills to pull off a serious action adventure alternate history movie. Have a look at the trailer and then figure out what camp you are in.


Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Rating: R
Run time: 101 min
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Director: Lorene Scafaria
Stars: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melinda Dillon, Melanie Lynskey
Synopsis: As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

The Buzz
Nothing like the sudden end of the world to make you reassess your world. A simple plot with many ways to get complicated and provide a few laughs.


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New movies out this week include Brave, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Brave Rating: PG Run time: 100 min Genre(s): Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters Synopsis: Determined to make her...