New Movies for the Week of March 29, 2013 – G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Host

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The Host

Spring break is almost over for our school district, but there are a couple of new movies this week that might appeal to older kids. This week’s new releases include G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Dwayne Johnson), The Host (based on a novel by Stephenie Meyer), The Place Beyond the Pines (Ryan Gosling), Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, and Room 237. I have not seen any of these movies, but G.I. Joe: Retaliation and The Host (loved the book) look the most interesting. Read on for a summary of the new film releases.

March 28-29, 2013

G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Release date: March 28, 2013
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of combat violence and martial arts action throughout, and for brief sensuality and language
In this sequel, 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.

The Host
Release date: March 29, 2013
Rating: PG-13 for some sensuality and violence
What if everything you love was taken from you in the blink of an eye? “The Host” is the next epic love story from the creator of the “Twilight Saga,” worldwide bestselling author, Stephenie Meyer. When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about — Jared (Max Irons), Ian (Jake Abel), her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt), proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.

The Place Beyond the Pines
Release date: March 29, 2013
Rating: R for language throughout, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use, and a sexual reference
Luke (Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling) is a high-wire motorcycle stunt performer who travels with the carnival from town to town. While passing through Schenectady in upstate New York, he tries to reconnect with a former lover, Romina (Eva Mendes), only to learn that she has given birth to their son Jason in his absence. Luke decides to give up life on the road to try and provide for his newfound family by taking a job as a car mechanic. Noticing Luke’s ambition and talents, his employer Robin (Ben Mendelsohn) proposes to partner with Luke in a string of spectacular bank robberies — which will place Luke on the radar of ambitious rookie cop Avery Cross (Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper).

Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
Release date: March 29, 2013
Rating: PG-13 for some violence, sexuality and drug content
An explosive romance about forbidden desires, Tyler Perry’s Temptation tells the provocative story of Judith, an ambitious married woman whose temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, recklessness and forever alters the course of her life.

Room 237
Release date: March 29, 2013 (limited)
Rating: not rated
A documentary film directed by Rodney Ascher about perceived meanings in Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining. The film includes footage from The Shining, and other Kubrick films, along with discussions by a number of Kubrick enthusiasts. The film has nine segments, each segment focusing on different elements within the film that reveal hidden clues and hint at a bigger thematic oeuvre.

March 22, 2013


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