If you plan to see a movie this weekend, there are plenty of new releases to choose from. We’ve summarized your four best bets below.
Originally a remake of a 1976 musical, Sparkle centers on a former soul singer who is now a religious mother (the late Whitney Houston) in the 1960s. Her three daughters have inherited her singing talent and want to make it big in the Detroit music scene. Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) is the most talented of the group, and this is Jordin Sparks big screen debut. Fans of the Motown era, and anyone who wants to see Whitney Houston in her final movie performance, should make this movie a must-see.
THE EXPENDABLES 2
Starring heavyweights like Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Jean Claude van Damme and Jason Statham, Expendables 2 is an action packed movie full of tough guys, with suspenseful save-the-world- mentality and blow up scenes. A true “guy’s guy” movie, it centers on a team of savvy veteran mercenaries who band together to stop a bad guy from ending the world.
THE ODD LIFE of TIMOTHY GREEN
This heartwarming Disney story centers on a couple (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton) unable to have children. In effort to move on, they write a series of wishes for the child they can never have in a box, and bury it in their backyard. During the night, their wishes grow a child named Timothy, who shows up covered in dirt, with leaves growing from his legs. The magical boy manages to touch the lives of every person he comes into contact with. A movie to see with your kids and have you believing in magic again.
From the creators of 2009s Coraline, ParaNorman centers on a loner named Norman, who lives in a small town and has the ability to communicate with ghosts. When one tells him about a witch who is about to unleash a torrent of evil on the small town, Norman must stop her before it’s too late. A kid’s movie that’s actually appropriate for kids to see, it’s The Goonies for our current generation. Bonus: It won’t give your kids nightmares.