Weekend Box Office Preview

By: Mark Barger
By: Mark Barger

Lots of new films will be vying for your attention in theaters
this weekend.....six new films are opening around the country.

Mark Barger has details in this week's box office preview.

Kevin James tries to channel his inner Bruce Willis when crooks take hostages inside a mall in "Paul blurt, mall cop". That's James' role in this comedy---he's a wannabe cop stuck in his job as a mall security guard. But he gets the chance to prove his worth when the bad guys put the mall under siege.

This one's rated PG.

A brother and sister trying to create a new home for their own dog wind up creating one of dozens of strays in "hotel for dogs". Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin play the siblings, who go to a foster home with a strict no pet’s policy. When they stumble across an abandoned hotel, it's the answer to their problem, but authorities may have other ideas.

"Hotel for dogs" is rated PG.

Dustin Hoffman plays a down on his luck jingle writer whose romantic fortunes get a jump start in "last chance Harvey". That's because he has a chance encounter with Emma Thompson in a London airport bar. Her love life may be even worse than his, but a connection is made between them....and it could be the one that changes their lives. Hoffman got a golden globe nomination out of this one...."last chance Harvey" is rated PG-13.

Daniel Craig’s follow-up to his recent James Bond film is the World War II drama "Defiance". He plays one of three Jewish brothers who take refuge from the Nazis in a dense forest. It's there that they have to put aside sibling rivalries to form a plan to not only survive, but also to also try to save the lives of thousands of others. This one's based on a true story.

"Defiance" is rated R.

Another real life story comes to the screen in the drama "notorious". It's the story of the rise and eventual fall of hip hop legend Christopher Wallace....better known as "The Notorious B.I.G". Jamal Woolard plays Wallace....and "ER"s Angela Bassett co-stars as his mom who tries to keep her son on the straight and narrow on the inner city streets of Brooklyn.

"Notorious" is rated R.

Forget the roses and chocolates....screaming and running are the order of the day in "my bloody valentine". This is an early 80's slasher film remake......but this time, it's in 3-d. So, there's an extra dimension to this story of a coal miner with an ax to grind. It's happening ten years after another coal miner went on a Valentine’s Day killing spree....or is it maybe the same guy?

"My bloody valentine" is rated R.

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