Weekend Picks: ‘American Reunion,’ ‘Titanic’ (in 3D), ‘Comic-Con Episode IV,’ & ‘Damsels in Distress’
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The question this week is whether "The Hunger Games" will achieve a hat trick in the No. 1 spot at the box office. Last weekend the adapted fantasy film stamped out new releases "Wrath of the Titans" and "Mirror Mirror." The latter un-magically achieved a lackluster opening at just $19 million—a fraction of the fairy tale flick's $85 million budget.
"Hunger" may very well get sunk by the return of two '90s favorites: "Titanic" (from 1997, now being released in 3D) and "American Reunion" (a sequel to "American Pie" from 1999), which should easily bake itself into the weekend's top three. Along with those two, new releases include "Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope" as well as "Damsels In Distress." Here is this weekend's breakdown:
Rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, nudity, language, brief drug use and teen drinking.
What's the Story?
In case you didn't know from the sequel's poster, this movie has something to do with an apple pie. Yes, the follow up to "American Pie" is back more than a decade later—and the franchise's signature gross-out humor promises to be just as prolific: Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) are now married and the only couple from the high school group that stayed together. Now established in the real world, the clique comes home to recall and relive old times.
Who Will Dig It?
Those who enjoyed it the first time around are bound to come back for second helpings. Teen boys who were too young to see it in theaters in the late nineties may also be getting tickets this weekend.
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Rated PG-13 for disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language.