New films in theaters this weekend:
— “Inkheart” (rated PG), a fantasy-adventure film starring Brendan Fraser.
— “Not Easily Broken” (rated PG-13), a relationship drama starring Morris Chestnut and Taraji P. Henson.
— “Revolutionary Road” (rated R), a ’50s-era domestic drama starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.
— “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans” (rated R), a “prequel” to the popular horror-action films.
Neither “Broken” nor the “Underworld” film were pre-screened for critics locally. Word of mouth has not been good for either movie, though.
And due to Sundance Film Festival commitments, I was unable to see “Inkheart.” The long-delayed film is getting mostly negative reviews.
The curiosity factor is high for “Revolutionary Road,” since it re-teams “Titanic” stars DiCaprio and Winslet. Their co-star, Kathy Bates, is in this film as well. However, it’s a bleak tale that may turn off some viewers.
That being said, the performances are first-rate, especially that given by Winslet. Also, supporting cast member Michael Shannon did receive an Academy Award nomination for his brief but memorable turn in the movie.
Which, if any, of these films figures into your weekend viewing plans?