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Weekend Preview: Violence, Fairy Tales, Bullies & Horny Norwegians

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood March 30, 2012 at 12:21PM

Joining current box office king "The Hunger Games" this weekend are popcorn-sellers "Wrath of the Titans" (VFX 3-D sequel) and family fairy tale "Mirror Mirror" ...
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Weekend Preview March30

Joining current box office king "The Hunger Games" this weekend are popcorn-sellers "Wrath of the Titans" (VFX 3-D sequel) and family fairy tale "Mirror Mirror." The niche gems are hockey comedy "Goon," Norway's sexy coming-of-age comedy "Turn Me On, Dammit!" and the much-publicized (The Weinsteins vs. MPAA ratings board) unrated documentary "Bully." To be honest, we may just go see "The Hunger Games" again.

Trailers, details and reviews below:

"Mirror Mirror" Relativity, US | Dir: Tarsem Singh; Cast" Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane | TOH! Says Leave the Princess Fairy Tales to Disney | Review Round-up | 57% Rotten.

"Wrath of the Titans" Warner Bros., US | Dir: Jonathan Liebesman; Cast: Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Edgar Ramirez, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Danny Huston | ThePlaylist confirms its a "Barely Memorable, Lifeless Sequel" | 32% Rotten | 2010's "Clash of the Titans" Broke Easter Weekend Records.

"Goon" Magnet Releasing, US/CAN | Dir: Michael Dowse; Cast: Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Liev Schreiber, Eugene Levy, Marc-Andre Grondin, Kim Coates | ThePlaylist talks to Scripter Evan Goldberg and gives High Marks to Scott | 78% Fresh.

"Bully" The Weinstein Co., US | Dir: Lee Hirsch | Premiere Q & A (Video) | ThePlaylist says it: "Shifts Blame & Pities The Victims Without Offering Real Solutions To The Problem Of Bullying." | Indiewire looks at 10 Films that Appealed their Ratings | 96% Fresh.

"Turn Me On, Dammit!" New Yorker Films, NORWAY | Dir: Jannicke Systad Jacobson; Cast: Helene Bergsholm, Malin Bjørhovde, Henriette Steenstrup, Beate Støfring | New Yorker Films Is Back with Coming-of-Age Sex Comedy | Indiewire Talks to Jacobson | 75% Fresh | The Atlantic calls it: "A minor, feather-light film, but a vivid and often funny one."
 

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