Bounty Hunter, Runaways -- New Movies to See This Weekend, March 19

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The Bounty Hunter
Photo from Columbia Pictures

It's Friday! Time for dinner and a movie? Here's a roundup of new movies hitting theaters tonight.

 

Bounty Hunters
Photo from Columbia Pictures

The Bounty Hunter

Want something both of you can agree on? Check out America's sweetheart Jennifer Aniston and man candy Gerard Butler in this action- and romance-packed comedy about a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter and the feisty reporter ex-wife he's assigned to capture, for better or for worse!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repo Men
Photo from Universal Pictures
Repo Men

Set in the not-to-distant future, when body parts are bought and sold on the home shopping channel like costume jewelry or small appliances on credit, this action-drama center on Remy (Jude Law) and Jake (Forest Whitaker). They're a modern day repo team -- complete with tasers and surgical equipment -- who come-a-calling when consumers can't pay up on that $700K livers or hearts. The gory gig suits the former military pals well -- until Remy loses his heart and goes on the run to keep his new fake one from being repossessed. Be forewarned -- despite the social commentary, this one is sure to be a gorefest.

 

 

 

 

Wimpy Kid
Photo from FOX
Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Here's one that the kids will definitely want to check out. Based on the best-selling graphic novel of the same name, Wimpy Kid follows the travails of Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon), a geeky, wise-cracking middle schooler who wants nothing more than popularity amongst his peers. Meanwhile, he's got a female bully in braids, and an acerbic not-quite-romantic interest in rising star Chloe Moretz, who's also featured in the upcoming comedy Kick-Ass.

 

 

 

 

 

The Runaways
Photo by River Road Entertainment
The Runaways

Opening in limited release today, this smashing '70s biopic focuses on the early career of a young Joan Jett -- gamely portrayed by Twilight ingenue Kristen Stewart. Dakota Fanning (who also stars with Stewart in the upcoming The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) stars as her sidelined pal Cherie Currie. The girls really get into character here -- and the rockin' soundtrack features their renditions of classic Runaways cuts like "Cherry Bomb" and "Queens of Noise."

 

 

 

 

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