They say that time flies when you're having fun, so is anyone having fun yet? March has been quite a month and it's coming to a quick end with three very different movies with varying degrees of interest and two of them likely shooting for some of the same audience
This weekend's big(gish) movie is Darren Aronofsky's take on the biblical epic Noah
(Paramount), starring Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins and Ray Winstone, a film that's gotten a lot of attention, partially due to the controversy of Aronofsky taking on a biblical story in an untraditional way and partially due to the confusion of people not knowing what the movie is, but still wanting to see it.
Also opening this weekend is David Ayer's DEA thriller Sabotage
(Open Road), starring Arnold Schwarzeneger, and a look at Civil Rights leader Cesar Chavez
(Pantelion Films/Lionsgate), as played by Michael Peña. Plus Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel
(Fox Searchlight) and Jason Bateman's Bad Words
(Focus Features) will expand nationwide.
This week's "CHOSEN ONE" is the behind-the-scenes documentary about the rock band The National, Mistaken for Strangers
(Starz Digital Media), directed by frontman Matt Berninger's younger brother Tom.