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Battle: Los Angeles, Jane Eyre, Red Riding Hood, Certified Copy, Mars Needs Moms, Black Death

by Sophia Savage
March 11, 2011 8:30 AM
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[Pictured: Red Riding Hood, Battle: Los Angeles, Jane Eyre]
There is something for everyone this weekend. If you are somehow still in the mood for mass destruction, despite the tragedy that has befallen Japan, check out Battle: Los Angeles. More interested in classic love stories? Jane Eyre is Sin Nombre director Cary Fukunaga's smart retelling of Charlotte Bronte's gothic novel; Abbas Kiarostami's Certified Copy offers a complex investigation of originality, value and love ripe for post-screening debate. Red Riding Hood and Mars Needs Moms should keep younger audiences entertained for a few hours. Indies Black Death and Kill the Irishman provide ample violence and machismo. Film details, reviews and trailers are below.

Battle: Los Angeles, Columbia
Dir: Jonathan Liebesman; Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Ramon Rodriguez, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo | 36% on Metacritic, 33% on RottenTomatoes.

Red Riding Hood, Warner Bros. (review round-up)
Dir: Catherine Hardwicke; Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons | 30% on Metacritic, 8% on RottenTomatoes.

Jane Eyre, Focus Features (interviews here and here)
Dir: Cary Fukunaga; Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender | 79% on Metacritic, 90% on RottenTomatoes, B+ on CriticWIRE.

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[Pictured: Kill the Irishman, Elektra Luxx, Black Death, Certified Copy]
Mars Needs Moms, Disney
Dir: Simon Wells; Stars: Seth Green, Joan Cusack, Dan Fogler | 51% on Metacritic, 40% on RottenTomatoes.

Certified Copy, IFC Films
Dir: Abbas Kiarostami; Stars: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell | 84% on Metacritic, 87% on RottenTomatoes, B+ on CriticWIRE.

Kill the Irishman, Anchor Bay Films
Dir: Jonatha Hensleigh; Stars: Ray Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken | 48% on Metacritic, 62% on RottenTomatoes.

Monogamy, Oscilloscope Pictures
Dir: Dana Adam Shapiro; Stars: Rashida Jones, Chris Messina, Meital Dohan } 47% on Metacritic, 17% on RottenTomatoes.

Black Death, Magnet Releasing
Dir: Christopher Smith; Stars: Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne | 72% on Metacritic, 75% on RottenTomatoes.

Elektra Luxx, Destination Films
Dir: Sebastian Gutierrez; Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Carla Gugino, Timothy Olyphant, Adrianne Palicki | 55% on Metacritic, 32% on RottenTomatoes.

Battle: Los Angeles

Red Riding Hood

Jane Eyre

Certified Copy

Elektra LUxx

Black Death

Kill the Irishman

Monogamy

Mars Needs Moms

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