Photo: Viggo Mortenson stars in 'Everybody Has a Plan'
Now that the weekend is finally upon us, let’s take a look at the what’s opening in theaters today.
Jack the Giant Slayer
-Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci
-Genre: Action/Adventure, Fantasy
-The gist: An ancient war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess (Eleanor Tomlinson), he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend - and gets the chance to become a legend himself.
21 & Over
-Stars: Justin Chon, Miles Teller, Skylar Astin, François Chau
-The gist: Straight-A college student Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) has always done what he was supposed to do. But when his two best friends Casey and Miller surprise him with a visit for his 21st birthday, Jeff decides to do everything he wants to do for a change, even though his important medical school interview is early the next morning. What was supposed to be one beer becomes a night of humiliation, over indulgence and utter debauchery.
Day of the Falcon
-Stars: Mark Strong, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Rizwan Ahmed
-Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama
-The gist: In the 1930s, just as oil is being discovered in Arabia, the rise of a young, dynamic leader torn between allegiance to his conservative father and modern, liberal father-in-law, unites various tribes of the desert kingdoms, forever shaping the relationship and conflicts between oil and Islam, modernity and tradition, which have shaped the region for decades.
-Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Lucas Till
-Genre: Thriller, Horror, Drama
-The gist: India Stoker was not prepared to lose her father and best friend Richard in a tragic auto accident. The solitude of her woodsy family estate, the peace of her tranquil town, and the unspoken somberness of her home life are suddenly upended by not only this mysterious accident, but by the sudden arrival of her Uncle Charlie, whom she never knew existed. When Charlie moves in with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evie, India thinks the void left by her father’s death is finally being filled by his closet bloodline. Soon after his arrival, India comes to suspect that this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives. Yet instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless young woman becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
A Place at the Table
-Stars: Jeff Bridges, Mariana Chilton, Tom Colicchio
-The gist: 49 million people in the U.S. - one in four children - don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people for who are struggling with food insecurity. Their stories are interwoven with insights from experts including sociologist Janet Poppendieck, author Raj Patel and nutrition policy leader Marion Nestle; ordinary citizens like Pastor Bob Wilson and teachers Leslie Nichols and Odessa Cherry; and activists such as Witness to Hunger’s Mariana Chilton, Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio and Oscar (R)-winning actor Jeff Bridges. Ultimately, Finding North shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides - as they have in the past - that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.
-Stars: Rachel Mwanza, Alain Lino Mic Eli Bastien, Serge Kanyinda, Ralph Prosper, Mizinga Mwinga
-The gist: During a civil war in sub-saharan Africa, a 12-year-old girl named Komona (Rachel Mwanza) is abducted by rebel forces and forced to slaughter her own parents. After being made a child soldier, Komona discovers she has the ability to see gray ghosts in the trees that warn her of approaching enemies. She is deemed a sorceress and bestowed the title of War Witch. As a child soldier she falls in love boy with albinism named Magician who is also a soldier. She soon realizes that no how hard she fights, she may never have a normal life.
On March 22, Ana Piterbarg’s Everybody Has a Plan will open in New York City, followed by select cities.
The Argentine film, Everybody Has a Plan (Todos Tenemos un Plan) is the debut feature film by Piterbarg and stars Viggo Mortensen (in his third Spanish language) and Soledad Villamil. A film noir shot in Argentina’s Tigre Delta –one of the world’s seven largest deltas– which tells the story of Agustín (Mortensen in a tour-de-force performance), a man desperate to abandon what for him, has become a very frustrating existence after years in Buenos Aires. After the death of his twin brother, Pedro (also played by Mortensen), Agustín decides to start a new life, adopting the identity of his brother and returning to the mysterious region of the Delta, in the Tigre, where they lived when they were boys. However, shortly after his return, Agustín will find himself unwillingly involved in the dangerous criminal world that was a part of his brother’s life.
Watch the trailer for Everybody Has a Plan starring Viggo Mortensen below.