directed by Scott Stewart
If global warming is God’s subtle way of telling mankind He has lost faith in us, Legion features a God who is less passive-aggressive (and thus much more entertaining). Scott Stewart directs this apocalyptic horror movie about a group of strangers who are assembled by the archangel Michael (Paul Bettany). Together, they must defend the pregnant Charlie (Adrianne Palicki), who carries the Messiah, from an angry and vengeful God hellbent on exterminating the human race. The movie stars Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson and darling of sacrilege Bettany (The Da Vinci Code, Creation and the upcoming Priest).
directed by Michael Lembeck
Having already tackled the role of a football player in a kids’ movie with 2007’s The Game Plan, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson body-checks his way into this surreal children’s comedy as minor league hockey player Derek Thompson. In the rink, Thompson is known for nothing other than knocking the teeth out of opposing players’ mouths. By some extreme circumstance, that pesky little critter known as karma forces its way into the picture, sentencing Thompson to one week as the Tooth Fairy. Oh, the irony. This is a movie that “the whole family can enjoy” or it’s “fun for kids and parents alike” or whatever. Ashley Judd, Julie Andrews and “The Office” co-creator Stephen Merchant have supporting roles. Maybe this will at least result in an appearance by “The Rock Obama” on “SNL.”
directed by Tom Vaughan
Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Geeta Anand’s book The Cure, Extraordinary Measures tells the story of John and Aileen Crowley, whose two daughters were born with rare neuromuscular disorder Pompe Disease. The two parents seek the services of Dr. Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford), a researcher of genetic disorders, to help find a cure for the disease. Brendan Fraser and Keri Russell star as the grief-stricken parents who will stop at nothing to save their children’s lives. Despite the heavy subject matter, the real-life efforts of these three individuals are truly inspirational, even if images of Fraser as George of the Jungle reflect in your mind throughout.