New Movies: 'The Three Stooges,' 'Goon'
THE THREE STOOGES
The Farrelly brothers’ long-anticipated tribute to Curly, Moe and Larry finally arrives after what seems like an endless series of setbacks. Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Diamantopoulos star as the nyuk-nyuking comedy trio.
A crass version of Hanson police officer Doug Smith’s life as a minor league hockey “enforcer” is brought to the big screen by director Michael Dowse, working from a script co-written by “Superbad’s” Evan Goldberg.
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
Having exhausted his “Scream” franchise, Joss Whedon tries a new tack by sending up “remote-cabin” scarefests with this tale about college kids under siege during a weekend getaway. “Thor’s” Chris Hemsworth stars.
Guy Pearce plays a wise-cracking futuristic action hero trying to save the president’s daughter (Maggie Grace), who is being held hostage in a spaceship prison.
Lee Hirsch’s much-talked-about documentary about kid-on-kid violence arrives with a revised PG-13 rating following the trim of three uses of the F word.
Other movies opening this weekend:
Blue Like Jazz – Donald Miller’s semi-autobiographical novel is the basis for this dramedy about a college kid (Marshall Allman) in the midst of a faith-based personal crisis.
Detention – Dane Cook fans – all five of you – rejoice! Your hero returns to the big screen with a horror “comedy” that is a blatant rip-off of the “Scream” franchise.
Hipsters –Young Russian rebels stage a cultural uprising against the restrictive Soviet government in Moscow in 1955. Oh, did I mention that this winner of four Russian Oscars is an upbeat musical? Let us sing, comrade.
The Lady – Luc Besson, who co-wrote and produced “Lockout,” directs this less chaotic story about human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi (Michelle Yeoh) and her attempts to end Burma’s despotic rule.
We Have a Pope – In this subversive comedy, Michel Piccoli plays a newly elected pope who isn’t so sure he wants the job.