Weekend Preview: Hop, Insidious and Must-Sees Source Code and Oscar-Winner In A Better World
by Sophia Savage
April 1, 2011 5:00 AM 1 Comment
It's a mixed bag at the box office this weekend, and the LAT warns that "Easter may still be weeks away, but that won't stop the holiday's iconic bunny from bouncing right over the competition at the box office this weekend." However, there are finer eggs in the basket if you are willing to hunt for them. Susanne Bier's Oscar-winning In A Better World offers serious cinematic substance, and Source Code offers stylish sci-fi action from Moon's outside-the-box director Duncan Jones. The Office funny man Rainn Wilson stars alongside Ellen Page in super-hero dark comedy Super.
More on the weekend's lineup, including trailers, reviews and links is below:
Source Code, Summit Dir: Duncan Jones; Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga, Michelle Monaghan | 74% Metacritic, 87% Tomatometer | indieWIRE | At SXSW | TOH! Interview with Jones & Gyllenhaal.
Hop, Universal Dir: Tim Hill; Cast: James Marsden, Russell Brand, Kaley Cuoco, Hank Azaria | 41% Metacritic, 24% Tomatometer.
In a Better World, Sony Pictures Classics Dir: Susanne Bier; Cast: Mikael Persbrandt, Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm | 63% Metacritic, 81% Tomatometer | indieWIRE | TOH! Interview with Susanne Bier | Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Winner.
Insidious, FilmDistrict Dir: James Wan; Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Andrew Astor | 53% Metacritic, 62% Tomatometer | indieWIRE.
Cat Run, Lleju Productions Dir: John Stockwell; Cast: Paz Vega, Christopher McDonald, Tony Curran, Scott Mechlowitz | 32% Metacritic, 11% Tomatometer.
Super, IFC Midnight Dir: James Gunn; Cast: Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon | 56% Metacritic, 49% Tomatometer | indieWIRE.
Trust, Millennium Entertainment Dir: David Schwimmer; Cast: Catherine Keener, Clive Owen, Jason Clarke, Viola Davis, Noah Emmerich | 67% Metacritic, 61% Tomatometer.