"A Nightmare on Elm Street," "Furry Vengeance," "Please Give" -- New Movies to See This Weekend, April 30

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Please Give
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Here's a roundup of new movies hitting theaters tonight. In the mood for a slasher remake? Check out the update on A Nightmare on Elm Street. Not a horror fan? There's also the family comedy Furry Vengeance. Going indie? Nicole Holofcener's latest, Please Give, also opens in limited release.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (New Line Cinema)

One, two, Freddy's coming for you ... if that old rhyme still gives you chills, it's time to check out the Michael Bay remake of the 1984 Wes Craven classic slasher flick. This version stars Rooney Mara (Youth in Revolt) as the young girl whose dreams are haunted by the damaged and deranged Freddy, played gamely by Jackie Earl Haley (Shutter Island, Watchmen). Also on board are Katie Cassidy (Melrose Place) and Twilight hottie Kellan Lutz.

Furry Vengeance (Summit Entertainment/Participant Media)

Here's one that's safe for the kiddies -- a green gross-out comedy. Brendan Fraser stars as Dan Sanders, a "green" real estate developer who decides to build on a nature preserve in Oregon -- until he faces off with some very, uh, unusual protesters -- the local wildlife. Brooke Shields stars as his long-suffering wife. Complete with upside-down porta-potty.

Please Give (Sony Pictures Classics)

The latest from Nicole Holofcener (Lovely & Amazing, Friends With Money), opening in limited release this weekend, stars Catherine Keener and Oliver Platt as a self-absorbed Manhattan couple, antiques dealers no less, who are waiting for their elderly neighbor to die so they can nab her apartment and expand their living space. Only in New York, folks. Meanwhile, the old lady's granddaughters -- played by Rebecca Hall and Amanda Peet -- have already made a deal with the pair to sell the house after she dies. An understated, deliberate drama about affluence and guilt with a decidedly New York bent.

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