This Week at the Movies

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

The enigmatic, intergalactic herald, The Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction.

As the Silver Surfer races around the globe wreaking havoc, Reed (Ioan Gruffudd), Sue (Jessica Alba), Johnny (Chris Evans) and Ben (Michael Chiklis) must unravel the mystery of the Silver Surfer and confront the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doom, before all hope is lost.

Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew (Emma Roberts), the resourceful teen detective, leaves her friendly hometown of River Heights for the West Coast and enrolls at Hollywood High School. There, her unique personal style immediately sets her apart from her self-absorbed, fast-living peers, especially reigning fashionistas Inga (Daniella Monet) and Trish (Kelly Vitz), who can’t quite figure her out but know that everything about her is different — from her super-smarts and retro manners to her perfect picnic lunches and penny loafers.

Their less-than-warm reception might bother the average new girl in town, but not Nancy. She has more important things to think about — namely, a brand new mystery.

Even though she promised her worried Dad (Tate Donovan) that she’d quite the “sleuthing” business, it isn’t long before Nancy gets a lead on one of the greatest unsolved cases of all time — the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of famous actress Dehlia Draycott (Laura Elena Harring). It happens that the Drews are staying in the former Draycott mansion, long reputed to haunted and now a site where some very strange things have been happening. How could she resist?

Knocked Up

Allison Scott (Katherine Heigl) is an up-and-coming entertainment journalist whose 24-year-old life is on the fast track. But it gets seriously derailed when a drunken one-nighter with slacker Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) results in an unwanted pregnancy.

Faced with the prospect of going it alone or getting to know the baby’s father, Allison decides to give the lovable doof a chance.

Hostel: Part II

Three young Americans studying in Rome set off for a weekend trip when they run into a beautiful model from one of their art classes. Also on her way to an exotic destination, the gorgeous European invites the coed to come along, assuring them they will be able to relax and rejuvenate.

Will the girls find the oasis they are looking for? Or are they poised to become victims for hire, pawns in the fantasies of the sick and privileged from around the world who secretly travel here to savor more grisly pursuits?

Mr. Brooks

Consider Mr. Brooks — a successful businessman; a generous philanthropist; a loving father and devoted husband. Seemingly, he’s perfect. But Mr. Brooks has a secret — he is an insatiable serial killer, so lethally clever that no one has ever suspected him — until now.

Earl Brooks (Kevin Costner) is a man who has managed to keep his two incompatible worlds from intersecting by controlling his cunning, wicked alter ego Marshall (William Hurt). But now, as Mr. Brooks succumbs to one last murderous urge, an amateur photographer witnesses the crime.

Suddenly Brooks finds himself entangled in the dark agenda of an opportunistic bystander, as well as hunted by the unorthodox and tenacious detective Tracy Atwood (Demi Moore).

Can Mr. Brooks outsmart his adversaries and conceal his shocking double life from his wife and daughter or will someone expose his crimes and his identity once and for all?

Ocean’s 13

What are the odds of getting even? Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and the gang would have only one reason to pull off their most ambitious and riskiest casino heist — to defend one of their own. But they’re going to need more than luck on their side to break “The Bank.”

Ruthless casino owner Willy Bank (Al Pacino) never imagined that the odds were against him when he double-crossed Danny Ocean’s friend and mentor Reuben Tishkoff (Elliot Gould), putting the distraught Reuben in a hospital bed in critical condition. But Bank miscalculated — badly.

He may have taken down one of the original Ocean’s 11, but he left the others standing and, worse for him, gave them a shard purpose — to take Bank down on the night of what should be his greatest triumph — the grand opening of his new casino, appropriately named The Bank.

Their strategy is twofold. First they will ruin him financially by turning the tables on the precept that the house always wins; but that’s just money. The knockout punch will be to Bank’s personal pride and joy — his reputation as the only hotelier who has earned the Royal Review Board’s Five Diamond Award on every single one of his hotels.

The plan is elaborate, dangerous and darn near impossible — but there are no limits when it comes to one of their own.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Kiera Knightley) are allied with Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) in a desperate quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from his mind-bending trap in Davy Jones’ locker, while the terrifying ghost ship, the Flying Dutchman and Davy Jones, under the control of the East India Trading Company, wreaks havoc across the Seven Seas.

Navigating through treachery, betrayal and wild waters, they must forge their way to exotic Singapore and confront the cunning Chinese Pirate Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat). Now headed beyond the very ends of the earth, each must ultimately choose a side in a final, titanic battle, as not only their lives and fortunes, but the entire future of the freedom-loving Pirate way, hangs in the balance.

Shrek the Third

Being kind isn’t for everyone — especially if you’re a prickly ogre who smells like the shallow end of a swamp. When Shrek married Fiona, the last thing he wanted to rule Far Far Away, but when his frogger-in-law, King Harold, suddenly croaks, Shrek is quickly fitted for the crown. Now, unless the reluctant would-be king can find a suitable replacement, he’ll be royally screwed for the rest of his days.

As if Shrek didn’t have enough on his plate, Princess Fiona has another little surprise on the way. With his head spinning and his belly in knots, Shrek sets off on a quest to find the only other possible heir to the throne, Fiona’s long-lost cousin Artie, an underachieving medieval high schooler.

While the ogre is away, his old nemesis Prince Charming rears his handsome head and returns to the kingdom of Far Far Away with redemption on his shallow little mind.

Even with Donkey and the ever-so-suave Puss in Boots by their side, it’s going to take an ogre-sized effort — and a whole lot of help from Fiona and her band of princesses — for Shrek and Artie to save the day and find their own “Happy Ever After.”

Surf’s Up

Based on the groundbreaking revelation that surfing was actually invented by penguins. In the film, a documentary crew will take audiences behind the scenes and onto the waves during the most competitive, heartbreaking and dangerous display of surfing known to man, the Penguin World Surfing Championship.