Admit One: 10 Films to see in theaters this weekend
1 ‘Need for Speed’
Can Aaron Paul survive after “Breaking Bad?” Is he even the same person without a liberal use of the word “b—?” Find out as he races across country in a souped-up vehicle to get to another race.
2 ‘Tyler Perry’s The Single Mom’s Club’
Has it already been three months since the last Tyler Perry film? This time he rounds up a diverse batch — Nia Long, Amy Smart, Cocoa Brown and Wendi McLendon-Covey — to bond. There’s also the great Terry Crews.
3 ‘Bad Words’
Jason Bateman steps behind the camera in this dark comedy in which he also plays a 40 year old who mysteriously exploits a loophole in the spelling bee rules and starts clobbering junior geniuses at competitions.
4 ‘Veronica Mars’
You paid for this movie to happen, now pay again to see it. Funded in part by Kickstarer, the junior sleuth show finds its hero (Kristen Bell) lured back to Neptune, Cali. when her old boyfriend is accused of murder.
The first of two doppelganger movies of the season based on books called “The Double” — the other tackles Dostoevsky and boasts two Jesse Eisenbergs — this take on Jose Saramago’s novel has Jake Gyllenhaal discover there’s another Jake Gyllenhaal.
6 ‘Le Week-end’
The great Jim Broadbent and Lesley Duncan play an unhappy couple who decide to celebrate their 30th in Montmarte in an attempt to spark up their marriage. Lucky for them they run into Jeff Goldblum.
7 ‘The Art of the Steal’
Kurt Russell hasn’t headlined a film since 2007’s “Death Proof,” but here he is, in a low budget heist picture about the pursuit of a Seurat. The onetime A-lister is joined by Jay Baruchel, Matt Dillon and Terrence Stamp.
8 ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
The latest Wes Anderson joint probably won’t win over detractors, but that’s their loss. The filmmaker goes so far as to create his own country, where a concierge (Ralph Fiennes) gets involved in some business after banging an octogenarian dowager (Tilda Swinton).
9 ’300: Rise of an Empire’
Zack Snyder’s homophobic yet homoerotic Spartan bloodbath gets a belated sequel, or a rather side-sequel. The less chronicled Battle of Artemisium is the focus this time around, and best of all there’s Eva Green as a warrior queen who likes to make out with freshly decapitated heads.
10 ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’
Rocky and Bullwinkle don’t have the greatest track record when it comes to movies (including the Brendan Fraser-starring “Dudley Do-Right”). But here we go again, with the history-themed dog-and-boy segments transformed into a time travel movie.