Finally, ‘127 Hours’ is in a wide release, so those of us not in New York or L.A. can actually see the movie before the Oscars on Feb. 27. It was nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor (James Franco). Check out the full list of nominations.
Except, I’m skittish about seeing it, because I really don’t do well with gore and blood – just ask my All the Rage podcast buddies. But of course, I’ll see it, so I can report back to you guys on whether to go see it or not.
Also in theaters, ‘The Rite’ and ‘The Mechanic.’ After the jump, check out the rundown on what’s new in theaters this weekend.
‘127 Hours’: James Franco plays mountain climber Aron Ralston, who gets trapped under a boulder during a hike near Moab, Utah, and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. Yeah, like cutting off body parts. Rated R for language and some disturbing violent content/bloody images.
‘The Rite’: Anthony Hopkins, Ciaran Hinds, and Colin O’Donoghue star in this thriller about an American priest who travels to Italy to study at an exorcism school. Hopkins plays such a great creepy guy, and I’m so glad he didn’t retire from acting like he threatened a while back. Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material, violence, frightening images, and language including sexual references.
‘The Mechanic’: Jason Statham and Ben Foster star in this action flick about an elite hit man who trains an apprentice with a connection to one of his previous victims. By the way, Statham is stepping into the big shoes of Charles Bronson, who originated the role in the 1972 film. Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity.