10 reasons to go to the movies this weekend - Metro US

10 reasons to go to the movies this weekend

1. ‘50/50’

We’re not exactly positive that audiences will be breaking down the doors trying to get in to see a comedy about a 27-year-old man coping with spinal cancer, but if Seth Rogen’s showing up to the party as his best friend, maybe everyone else will join in

2. ‘What’s Your Number?’

Anna Faris’ city girl is horrified to learn from a magazine article that the more people she’s slept with, the less likely it is she’ll find love, so she goes on a mission to reconnect with every ex she’s ever had in order to settle down.

3. ‘Dream House’

Real-life newlyweds Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig star in this haunted house thriller.

4. ‘Killer Elite’

We challenge you, readers, to not find other movies in which Jason Statham, Robert De Niro and Clive Owen have already played pretty much the same characters they do in this cat-and-mouse assassin thriller.

5. ‘Abduction’

The boy who played wolf, Taylor Lautner, gets his first starring role as a young man who learns he was kidnapped as a child by the people he had grown up believing were his parents.

6. ‘Moneyball’

Brad Pitt plus baseball equals a win-win for any couple doing battle over what to see in the theaters this weekend. Pitt plays Oakland A’s general manager, Billy Beane, the innovator of a new drafting technique. Whatever. All we heard was “Pitt.”

7. ‘Dolphin Tale’

A dolphin gets a prosthetic tail. Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman co-star alongside said dolphin.

8. ‘Machine Gun Preacher’

Gerard Butler plays a born-again American on a religious mission in Sudan, but the more he gets involved in the conflict in the region, the more he uses his old tough guy persona to persevere.

9. ‘Drive’

We hope this stunning modern noir film by Nicolas Winding Refn about a stunt driver sucked into the L.A. crime underworld will finally allow Ryan Gosling to be referred to as someone other than “‘The Notebook’ guy.”

10. ‘Straw Dogs’

Expect more flash and bloodshed in this remake of the 1971 Sam Peckinpah classic film about a small back country village that doesn’t take kindly to a native daughter returning to settle in with her sophisticated, if a bit wussy, husband.

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