New Movies: ‘The Legend of Hercules,’ ‘Lone Survivor,’ ‘Her’
Two of these (‘Lone Survivor,’ ‘Her’) aren’t technically opening this weekend, but they are expanding to many more theaters. That, along with the year’s first Hercules flick (yup, there’s another one coming in July) and the recent slew of high-quality holiday releases, make for a very crowded cineplex.
‘The Legend of Hercules’
The story of how Hercules, born half-man and half-god, was exiled from his homeland and forced to fight his way back and regain his honor.
Directed by Renny Harlin
Starring Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins, Liam McIntyre
The harrowing true story of a Navy SEAL unit pinned down in hostile territory in Afghanistan by Taliban soldiers.
Directed by Peter Berg
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch
From the writing/directing team that brought you ‘Being John Malkovich’ and ‘Adaptation’ comes this story of a man who falls in love with a computer operating system (that happens to be voiced by Scarlett Johansson).
Directed by Spike Jonze
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara