Opening this week: The Master, Resident Evil: Retribution, Finding Nemo, Liberal Arts, Arbitrage, 10 Years and Stolen.


The Master
Rating: R
Run time: 137 min
Genre(s): Drama
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons
Synopsis: A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future – until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.

The Buzz
Paul Thomas Anderson exploring themes about a not-Scientology…. this should be interesting–and litigious.


Resident Evil: Retribution
Rating: R
Run time: 95 min
Genre(s): Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Resident Evil (j/k)
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Stars: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez, Aryana Engineer
Synopsis: Alice fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead.

The Buzz
I’m being to think that Resident Evil isn’t so much a franchise as a genre unto itself. Possibly a sub-genre of zombie movies. Even if Resident Evil is the new Police Academy, someone is paying good money and so expect this franchise to have more installments than some TV shows have episodes.


Finding Nemo
Rating: G
Run time: 100 min
Genre(s): Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe
Synopsis: After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

The Buzz
Stanton follows up the financially disappointing John Carter with a re-release of his first big hit, now in 3-D! If it weren’t such a great movie you could almost see this as a way to get some of those lost hundreds of millions back. Park the cynicism and grab some glasses.


Liberal Arts
Run time: 97 min
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Director: Josh Radnor
Stars: Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Zac Efron, Elizabeth Reaser
Synopsis: When 30-something Jesse returns to his alma mater for a professor’s retirement party, he falls for Zibby, a college student, and is faced with a powerful attraction that springs up between them.

The Buzz
How I Met You Mother star’s second film that has audience friendly feel good movie written over it. What the heck, who ever thought Legally Blonde would be so entertaining.


Arbitrage
Rating: R
Genre(s): Drama, Thriller
Director: Nicholas Jarecki
Stars: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Tim Roth
Synopsis: A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.

The Buzz
There’s Oscar buzz around Gere in this white-collar crime thriller.


10 Years
Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director: Jamie Linden
Stars: Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson, Chris Pratt, Jenna Dewan-Tatum
Synopsis: The night before their high school reunion, a group of friends realize they still haven’t quite grown up in some ways.

The Buzz
Didn’t like American Reunion, then how about an indie version with up and comers and people on the cusp.


Stolen
Rating: R
Genre(s): Action, Thriller
Director: Simon West
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Malin Akerman, Josh Lucas, Danny Huston
Synopsis: A former thief frantically searches for his missing daughter, who has been kidnapped and locked in the trunk of a taxi.

The Buzz
Does anyone really want to watch Nic Cage in a movie? He’s a nice guy and all, but his choice of movies and roles makes it seem like he’s in a real life version of Arrested Development. He’s the straight man in a comedy without a laugh track. When does Kick Ass 2 come out again?


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Opening this week: The Master, Resident Evil: Retribution, Finding Nemo, Liberal Arts, Arbitrage, 10 Years and Stolen. The Master Rating: R Run time: 137 min Genre(s): Drama Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons Synopsis: A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future -...