Dragons! Prostitutes! Hot tubs! New in theaters today is everything from a cute dragon flick to an adult fantasy romp to a thriller, which I seem to be really into lately. Here’s what’s new for March 26, 2010:
‘How To Train Your Dragon’ – This one looks really cute, and with a good message to boot. Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, this CG-animated family movie is based on the book by Cressida Cowell and tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. A dragon he encounters challenges Hiccup and his fellow Vikings to see the world from a new perspective. Voices include Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrara, and Jonah Hill. Rated PG for sequences of intense action and some scary images, and brief mild language.
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‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ – This comedy follows a group of best friends who’ve become bored with their lives. Adam (John Cusack) has been dumped by his girlfriend; Lou (Rob Corddry) is a party guy who can’t find the party; Nick’s (Craig Robinson) wife controls his every move; and video game-obsessed Jacob (Clark Duke) won’t leave his basement. After a crazy night of drinking in a ski resort hot tub, the men wake up in the year 1986. This movie’s already getting good reviews (Roger Ebert calls it “a step or two below ‘The Hangover’ which automatically makes me want to see it) and looks pretty funny.
‘Chloe’ – I really haven’t heard much about this movie, but think I’ll check it out, based on the actors involved. It’s a remake of the French thriller ‘Nathalie,’ in which a married woman (Julianne Moore) hires a prostitute (Amanda Seyfried) to seduce her husband (Liam Neeson) and find out whether he’s cheating on her. Love all of those players and as mentioned, I seem to be into thrillers lately. Maybe I need an adrenaline rush in my life. Rated R for strong sexual content, including graphic dialogue, nudity and language.