Weekend Picks: ‘Extremely Loud,’ ‘Haywire,’ ‘Red Tails’ & ‘Underworld Awakening’
(Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures, Relativity Media, Lucasfilm/20th Century Fox, Screen Gems)
Last weekend, "Contraband" stole "Beauty and the Beast's" share of the box office, thanks to the star power (and perfect abs) of Mark Wahlberg. But the funky bunch of movies that opened last weekend may have trouble contending against a strong crop of four major new wide releases.
Whether you like your action served up as a conspiracy thriller, a war epic, or a fang frenzy, this weekend's got you covered. And if you need to follow up all that excitement with some life-affirming drama, you can get your fill of that, too. Check out the movies below, along with what kinds of fans we think will enjoy them.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Rated PG-13 for emotional thematic material, some disturbing images, and language.
What's the Story?
As a coping mechanism for dealing with the death of his father (Tom Hanks) in the collapse of the World Trade Center, a young boy, Oskar ("Jeopardy!" Kids Week champ Thomas Horn), urgently searches the five boroughs of New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left by his father. Along the way, Oskar unlocks some of the mysteries that have terrorized his troubled world.
Who Will Dig It?
If you love movies about healing, emotional connections, and the beauty of life, or if you need to be reminded how important those things are, this is the story for you.
Rated R for some violence.
What's the Story?
Mallory Kane (former "American Gladiator" and mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano) is a highly trained black ops spy who works for a government security contractor. After getting double-crossed and left for dead, Mallory finds herself the target of skilled assassins who want to finish the job. To survive, Mallory must turn the tables on her ruthless adversaries (Michael Fassbender and Ewan McGregor).