It's finally here Tolkien fans! The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is now in theaters! Follow Bilbo Baggins, the Dwarves and of course Gandalf the Grey on an exciting journey filled with trolls, giant spiders and a dragon! If high fantasy isn't your cup of tea there are more new releases like Save the Date to enjoy at the theaters this weekend. Don't forget to check your local listings for times and availability.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever...Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
Saving Grace B. Jones
In the heartland of America, during one of the most disastrous floods in history, the lives of one couple become chaotic when the man's sister comes to live with them after being released from a local insane-asylum. Oscar winner Tatum O'Neal stars as Grace, alongside Michael Biehn and Penelope Ann Miller in this epic adventure which is based on a true story. -- (C) Official Site
Save the Date
After an ill-timed and very public marriage proposal, fiercely independent Sarah (Caplan) breaks up with her overeager boyfriend Kevin (Arend). Sarah turns to her sister Beth (Brie) for support, but Beth is too busy obsessing over the details of her own wedding to Kevin's band mate, Andrew (Starr). When Sarah suddenly finds herself caught up in an intense rebound romance with the adorable Jonathan (Webber), she is forced to examine her own fears of commitment and vulnerability. With honesty, heart, and humor, all five struggle with the trials, happiness, and pain of modern love. In the end Sarah must decide - is it better to stay safely single or to risk it all on love?
Filmmaker Michael Mohan returns to the Sundance Film Festival with a bittersweet screenplay he wrote with famed graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown and co-writer Egan Reich. At turns funny, sad, and sweet, 'SAVE THE DATE' is a sincere story about the familial and romantic bonds that form us all.
Any Day Now
Inspired by a true story and touching on legal and social issues that are more relevant now than ever, ANY DAY NOW tells a story of love, acceptance, and creating your own family. In the late 1970s, when Marco (Isaac Leyva), a teenager with down syndrome whos been abandoned by his mother, is taken in by committed couple Rudy (Alan Cumming) and Paul (Garret Dillahunt), he finds in them the family he's never had. However, when their unconventional living arrangement is discovered by the authorities, Rudy and Paul must fight a biased legal system to adopt the child they have come to love as their own.
Let Fury Have the Hour
Rating: Not Rated
Director Antonino D'Ambrosio took seven years interviewing various artists who discuss how their art stems in large part from reactions to the conservative politics of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. They explain how their creative responses to what they felt were dehumanizing social changes allow them to find a way to improve the world. Among the many interviewees are Tom Morello, John Sayles, Eve Ensler, and Chuck D.
What movies will you see this weekend? Are you excited for The Hobbit? Let us know in the comments!