These are the movies opening this Friday.
Opening in limited release (4 theaters).
Synopsis: The story of Aron Ralston, a mountain climber who, while hiking Utah’s back-country in 2003, had to self-amputate part of his arm with a dull knife when it was pinned by a boulder in an accident.
Cast: James Franco, Kate Mara, Lizzy Caplan, Clémence Poésy, Amber Tamblyn; Directed by: Danny Boyle
Opening in 3,355 theaters
Synopsis: Director Todd Phillips re-teams with his break-out Hangover star Zach Galifianakis for this oad movie concerning a soon-to-be father (played by Robert Downey Jr.) and his cross-country trip to make it back in time for his baby’s birth — with the only roadblock being the dubious passenger (Galifianakis) who’s along for the ride. Michelle Monaghan and Jamie Foxx co-star in the Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures production.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, RZA, Juliette Lewis, Alan Arkin; Directed by: Todd Phillips
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Opening in 3,944 theaters
Synopsis: From the studio that brought you “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda.” The brilliant and diabolical super-villain Megamind has been attempting to conquer Earth for over 20 years but, each time, he’s been thwarted by his arch nemesis, the caped superhero Metro Man. But all that changes one day when Megamind accidentally kills Metro Man in the throes of one of his evil plans. Suddenly finding himself without a foe to overcome, the despondent evil genius decides that the only way out of his rut is to create a new super rival. He’s a bigger, better and stronger opponent than Metro Man ever was. But when the former good guy begins to wage his own war aimed at destroying the world, Megamind must decide: Can he defeat his own (now) diabolical creation? Can the world’s smartest man make the smart decision for once? Can the Evil Genius switch sides and become the Hero of his own story?
Cast: Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, Brad Pitt; Directed by: Tom McGrath
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For Colored Girls
Opening in 2,127 theaters
Synopsis: In 1974, Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf” made its stage debut, combining poetry, dance and music, and most significantly, placing the black female experience center stage. In lyrical, honest, angry, funny and tender language, Shange’s “colored girls” evoked the feelings woven into the fabric of black female life in America. Within two years, the play became a Broadway sensation, won an Obie and Tony Award, and would eventually be produced in regional theaters throughout the country. Now, thirty six years later, filmmaker Tyler Perry adapts this landmark work for the big screen, integrating the vivid language of Shange’s poems into a contemporary narrative that explores what it means to be a woman of color – and a woman of any color – in this world.
Cast: Kimberly Elise, Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine; Director: Tyler Perry