This Week at the Movies

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.

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?

28 Weeks Later

Six months after the rage virus has annihilated the British Isles, the U.S. Army declares that the war against infection has been won, and that the reconstruction of the country can begin.

In the first wave of returning refugees, a family is reunited – but one of them unwittingly carries a terrible secret. The virus is not yet dead, and this time, it is more dangerous than ever.

Bug

A lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes (Ashley Judd) rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again – until the first bugs arrive.

Probing the blurry lines between paranoia and nightmarish reality, “Bug” is an intense, mind-bending psychological thriller in which nothing is quite as it seems.

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

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.”

Spider-Man 3

Peter Parker (Toby Maguire) has finally managed to strike a balance between his devotion to M.J. (Kirsten Dunst) and his duties as a superhero. But there is a storm brewing on the horizon. When his suit suddenly changes, turning jet-black and enhancing his powers, it transforms Peter as well, bringing out the dark, vengeful side of his personality that he is struggling to control.

Under the influence of the suit, Peter becomes overconfident and starts to neglect the people who care for him most. Forced to choose between the seductive power of the new suit and the compassionate hero he used to be, Peter must overcome his personal demons as two of the most-feared villains yet, Sandman and Venom, gather unparalleled power and a thirst for retribution to threaten Peter and everyone he loves.