Watchmen and In Bruges in Theatres Everywhere Thursday

Watchmen

WATCHMEN

Directed by: Zack Snyder

Starring: Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Billy Crudup

Release Date: March 5

Zack Snyder, the fanboy turned auteur, is back with his latest project, the adaptation of the popular graphic novel “Watchmen.” It looks like it’s going to be another commercial success thanks to the army of geeky acne-laden teenage boys who are going to line up to see it. It’s got everything it takes to please this crowd: explosions, costumed vigilantes, and a sexy female lead in spandex. Personally, I thought “300” was overkill – too much CGI and gratuitous violence. And someone really has to tell Snyder to tone it down on the slow motion. At the very least, I hope his new movie makes good on the promise his last oneĀ  failed to deliver – to entertain. I’m really not expecting anything else from it.

In Bruges

IN BRUGES

Directed by: Martin McDonagh

Starring: Collin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes

I had the pleasure of seeing “In Bruges,” a dramedy about two hit men hiding out in Bruges (duh!), back in the States when it came out this summer. It’s a little too silly for its own good, but still very entertaining and totally worth checking out for Collin Farrell’s surprisingly impressive range.

Release Date: March 5

REMINDER:

“The Wrestler” (Darren Aronofsky) and “Frost/Nixon” (Ron Howard) also come out Thursday.

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