Movie previews, January 18
Wahlberg, Crowe, Schwarzenegger and "Mama" are all in theaters this week. Bob Richards looks ahead. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
(Broken City – 20th Century Fox – Rated R)
Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, and Catherine Zeta-Jones star in R rated Broken City. A promising New York City cop is involved in a controversial shooting. Stripped of his badge, but kept out of jail by New York's popular Mayor he re-makes himself as a private investigator. When the mayor offers him $50,000 to investigate the First Lady's extra-marital activities, it quickly becomes apparent that the Mayor is not at all what he seems.
(The Last Stand – Lionsgate – Rated R)
Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his return to the big screen The Last Stand
as a former LAPD narcotics cop is Sheriff in a sleepy border town. A notorious, drug kingpin escapes from an FBI prisoner convoy, and begins racing towards the US-Mexico border at 250 mph in a specially-outfitted Corvette with a hostage in tow, heading straight for the sheriff’s town.
Forest Whitaker, and Johnny Knoxville also star, it’s rated R.
(Mama – Universal – Rated PG-13)
Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night.
Jessica Chastain stars, it’s rated PG-13.
And at The Flicks…
(Rust and Bone – Sony Pictures Classics – Rated R)
Marion Cotillard stars in R rated Rust and Bone, an unusual love story about a trainer of orca whales until an accident cripples her. A bouncer at a club is physically fit, but emotionally damaged. The two are brought together by fate, and reunited by tragedy. It’s in French with English Subtitles.
Check past reviews at Bob's website.