I’ve heard nothing but bad things about ‘Life As We Know It,’ but of course, I’ll check it out and report back to you, dear readers. Don’t get your hopes up, though. Also new in theaters today is a horse movie (Sea Biscuit? No, Secretariat) and a scary thriller about a dead serial killer. Here’s the rundown:
Life As We Know It. If you’ve seen the trailer for this movie, you’ve pretty much seen the whole thing. Parents die, two opposites take over guardianship of baby, fall in love, yada yada. I’m not giving away any spoilers, because it’s all in the trailer.
Katherine Heigl plays Holly Berenson, an up-and-coming caterer who suffers through a disastrous first date with Eric Messer (Josh Duhamel), a promising network sports director.
Surprise! When their goddaughter, Sophie’s parents die, they’re forced to put their differences aside to raise the little angel. Directed by Greg Berlanti; 112 min.; rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and some drug content.
Secretariat. Based on the true story of Sea Biscuit, I mean Secretariat, this movie follows the journey of the famed 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mom Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing dad’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables.
Despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge and against all odds (of course), Chenery — with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich) – nurtures the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.
I’m really hoping this movie doesn’t turn me off Diane Lane movies forever (because she’s sort of lame in the trailer, but I really love her). Directed by Randall Wallace; 116 min.; rated PG for brief mild language.
My Soul To Take (3D/2D). Horror guy Wes Craven is back at it with this creepy thriller about the sleepy town of Riverton (you know if a town is sleepy, it’ll be terrorized). Legend tells of a serial killer who vowed to return to murder the seven children born the night he died.
Now, 16 years later, people are disappearing again, and the killer’s son (Max Thieriot) might have the answers. Directed by Wes Craven; 106 min.; rated R for strong bloody violence, and pervasive language, including sexual references.
In Limited Release: As Good As Dead, Cherry, I Spit On Your Grave: Unrated, Inside Job, It’s a Wonderful Afterlife, It’s Kind of a Funny Story , Letters to Father Jacob, Marwencol, Nowhere Boy, Rachel, Stone, Tamara Drew
Image: Warner Bros. Pictures