Weekend Openings: 2/22/2013


As Awards Season draws to a close this weekend, new releases feebly hoping for some viewership are kept to a conservative minimum.  With no shortage of derivative action and horror pictures monopolizing theaters in the year’s early months, Dwayne Johnson (in his first of many) joins they fray with Snitch along with paranormal thriller Dark Skies.  Mystery, drama Inescapable rounds out the meager showing.

Language: English
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action/Drama/Thriller
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal

After his son is set up on a drug deal and send to prison, a father goes undercover for the DEA to seek justice and set him free.

Dark Skies
Language: English
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller
Director: Scott Stewart
Starring: Keri Russell, Jake Brennan, Josh Hamilton

Disturbing events rattle the comfortable suburban life of the Barret family as they come to realize they are the target of a dark and deadly mysterious force.

Language: English
Rating: NR
Genre: Drama/Mystery/Romance
Director: Ruba Nadda
Starring: Alexander Siddig, Joshua Jackson, Marisa Tomei

Years after he left Damascus under suspicious circumstances, Adib Abdel Kareem must confront what he left behind when his daughter goes missing.

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