Photo: GI Joe: Retaliation, The Host, The Place Beyond the Pines
Now that the weekend is finally upon us, let’s take a look at what’s opening in theaters today.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
-Stars: D.J. Cotrona, Lee Byung-hun, Ray Park, Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Adrianna Palicki
-The gist: The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.
-Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Diane Kruger, Jake Abel
-Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Romance
-The gist: When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.
The Place Beyond the Pines
-Stars: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ben Mendelsohn
-Genre: Drama, Crime
-The gist: A motorcycle stunt rider (Ryan Gosling) turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover (Eva Mendes) and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective (Bradley Cooper).
Still in Theaters…
Blancanieves, a re-working of the Brothers Grimm classic fairy tale “Snow White,” and a spirited homage to the black-and-white Golden Age of Europe’s silent cinema. Starring Maribel Verdú, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina, Pere Ponce, and introducing, Macarena García.
On April 19, director Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion, the film adaptation of the graphic novel written by Kosinski and Arvid Nelson for Radical Comics, will open in theaters. The film stars Tom Cruise as Commander Jack Harper, a veteran and drone repairman. Jack is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vial resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat know as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living and patrolling the breathtaking ski from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.