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Thursday, August 18, 2011

In Theaters This Weekend

Hey guys, Josh Amato here and "In Theaters This Weekend" just got a whole lot fatter. Don't worry, I don't blog with my mouth full.

This weekend we're looking at FOUR new wide releases going up against The Help, a film that is destined to be the box-office champ of the bunch despite being in its second week of release. That's right, Conan The Barbarian will take a 3D swing at the competition, Fright Night will bare its fangs, Spy Kids will . . . spy. In 4D. And One Day will . . . wow, I'm really bad at this.

Conan the Barbarian. R.

The first remake of the weekend is also the first remake of an iconic Arnold Schwarzenegger role, with Jason Momoa stepping into some pretty big shoes. The trouble with this film right off the bat is that it's hard to imagine anyone but Arnold in the role. I don't know about you, but this film just screams RENTAL to me.

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World 4D. PG.

Besides the fantastic title, this fourth installment in the legendary Spy Kids series just has so much to off-- I can't do it. I just can't keep a straight face. It's a SPY KIDS movie, people, so that means it's just a way for Robert Rodriguez to make some quick cash to make his next film. I'm OK with that, actually.

Fright Night. R.

The second remake being released this weekend. The original 26 year old Fright Night is sort of a genre classic, but it's not entirely untouchable. Word on the street is that the film is a worthy re-do. Being a horror film buff, I'm actually excited for this one. Expect a review from either Scott or myself within the next couple of days.

One Day. PG-13.

I actually didn't know anything about this film except that it apparently stars Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess and is about people who went on a date and then Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Sorry. Dozed off a bit there. Anyway, what will you be seeing this weekend? Anything? If you answered 'no', you're lying unless you're blind. And if you're blind, how are you reading this? Feel free to answer all of these questions in the Comments section.