New Movies This Weekend

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You probably have to spend some time with your family for Thanksgiving… It is going to be an awesome time, but by Friday you probably start feeling that you need a break. The best excuse to leave the house for a while is going to the movies. There are a bunch of new movies this weekend you might want to check out…

#1.)  “Burlesque”  (PG-13) 

Believe it or not, this is Christina Aguilera’s first acting role.  She plays a small town girl who takes a job as a cocktail waitress at Cher’s burlesque theater and eventually becomes the star of the show after blowing Cher away with her singing.Kristen Bell, “Dancing with the Stars” minx Julianne Hough, Alan Cumming, and “Grey’s Anatomy’s” Eric Dane are also in it.

You can watch clips from the film, including Cher singingWelcome to Burlesque“, and Christina performing “I Am a Good Girl“, “Express“, and Something’s Got a Hold On MeCheck the trailer

#2.)  “Love and Other Drugs”  (R)

A romantic comedy starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a Viagra salesman who works his charm to nail an endless line of women until finally falling for Anne Hathaway. There’s an eight question Love Personality Quiz you can take on their site.  If that’s your thing, just click on the Menu in the top right corner. Check the trailer

 #3.)  “Tangled”  (PG)

Mandy Moore plays Rapunzel and “Chuck’s” Zachary Levi plays a thief who stumbles across her tower and helps her escape . . . after she beats the crap out of him first.Some of the other voices include Brad Garrett, Jeffrey Tambor, “Hellboy’s” Ron Perlman, “Lost’s” Mr. Friendly (M.C. Gainey), and Richard Kiel, the guy who played Jaws in the old school James Bond movies.  It might be fun to try to recognize each of them as you’re watching the movie with your kids, yes? Check the trailer:

#4.)  “Faster”  (R)

The Rock plays an ex-con out for revenge against the gang that murdered his brother 10 years ago.  As he executes everyone involved in his brother’s death, he also has to run from a young hitman trying to prove he’s faster than the Rock.

 Billy Bob Thornton and “Spy Kids” mom Carla Gugino are the cops trying to bring them down.  And “Lost” fans will recognize Maggie Grace as the hitman’s girlfriend and Mr. Eko (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) as a repentant evangelist on the Rock’s hitlist. Check the trailer:



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