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Weekend Movie Guide: 3D Horrors, Horses and A Beatle's Biopic
It's a three dimensional brawl between horror films My Soul To Take and Scar 3D! The former has the advantage of genre legend Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream) as writer/director, but the disadvantage of a fake 3D conversion and title change (it was known as 25/8 - which title is worse?). Scar 3D has the advantage of being shot in 3D, but the disadvantage of only playing on one screen.
Last Saturday, romantic family comedy Life As We Know It and femme race horse drama Secretariat received exclusive preview screenings to build buzz. It didn't entice me - haven't seen Katherine Heigl in anything since 27 Dresses (I'll admit it) and I can barely hang for 2 minutes of Kentucky Derby, let alone 2 hours of Kentucky Disney. If you caught either, please leave your comments, as both films platform into wide release this weekend. Speaking of platformers, John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy is definitely going somewhere, expanding into the Arclight & Landmark after its star-studded showing at the Egyptian last week. French romance Leaving bucks IFC's recent trend of VOD premieres - it hits the big screen well before the small.
If you’d like to see something further off the beaten path, check out our weekly Film Calendar of specialty theatres, revival houses and midnight movies. See you at the movies!
- It's Kind of a Funny Story (Showtimes)
- Life As We Know It (Showtimes)
- My Soul To Take (Showtimes)
- Secretariat (Showtimes)
- 2012: Time for Change (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
- Cash Crop (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
- Douchebag (Nuart Theatre)
- Hot Summer Days (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
- I Spit On Your Grave (Mann Chinese 6) (Rave 18)
- Khaleja (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
- Kings of Pastry (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
- Leaving (Laemmle's Royal Theatre) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
- Nowhere Boy (Arclight Hollywood) (The Landmark)
- Scar 3D (Culver Plaza Theatres)
- Stone (Arclight Hollywood)
- Tamara Drewe (Arclight Hollywood) (The Landmark)
My Soul To Take
Life As We Know It
That's all for this week. It's kind of a slow weekend.
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