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What's New in Theaters This Weekend: March 30, 2012

From Left: Crystal Humphries, Sam Worthington, Lily Collins, Seann William Scott (Photos by: Getty Images).

Mirror Mirror
Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Starring: Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane

The first of two Snow White movies to hit screens this year. Mirror Mirror is the lighter and more kid-friendly tale. Directed by Singh who is entering M. Night Shyamalan territory as one of Hollywood's most infuriating directors, Mirror Mirror is the classic Disney fairy tale, just slightly updated. Kids should enjoy this campy take on the story and Singh's signature visual effects should work well. Roberts and Collins were smart casting decisions as well. If your little daughter wants to see this one, hold your breath and tolerate it. She'll probably love Collins.
See it? No.

Wrath of the Titans
Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman
Starring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Rosamund Pike

Liebesman, who directed the terrible Battle Los Angeles gets another shot a big budget spectacle, but don't expect better results. This sequel to 2010's Clash of the Titans will deliver some terrific CG monsters (the Cerberus looks pretty cool) and plenty of shots of Worthington gritting his teeth and yelling, "COME ON!" It is what it is.. if you like to be bombarded with special effects for two hours, by all means.
See it? No.

Goon (Limited)
Directed by: Michael Dowse
Starring: Seann William Scott, Liev Schreiber, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill

Lovers of Slap Shot rejoice, we may finally have an answer to the Hanson Brothers! As rare as it is to see a film set in the world of ice hockey, rarer still is a good movie set in the world of ice hockey. I, personally, think The Love Guru was way underrated but I digress. All kidding aside, Goon looks to be a pretty fun movie. Seann William Scott plays a tough guy who fights his way to the top of his semi-pro hockey league. Directed by Dowse, who made the cult-favorite Fubar, and written by Baruchel and Evan Goldberg (Superbad), Goon has a lot of talent working for it. Not exactly a date-night movie, but intriguing nonetheless.
See it? Yes.

Intruders (Limited)
Directed by: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Starring: Clive Owen, Ella Purnell

Intruders has Owen playing the same protective father character he played in 2010's Trust. This time he's protecting his daughter from "Hollow Face" a scary dude in a hood that breaks into their house and tries to kidnap the kid. This is a paltry scary movie that provides very little thrills and even less resolution. Don't waste your time.
See it? Nope.

Directed by: Lee Hirsch

This documentary has received quite a bit of press for theater owners threatening to rate it NC-17. The film has received an R rating which is essentially the same thing since minors won't be able to see it without an adult and what kids go to the movies with their parents? Despite this, director Hirsch has reportedly made quite an effective little movie here. Bullying is a worldwide epidemic that dates back to time immemorial, but with today's technology, maybe there are some new revelations to be unearthed.
See it? Yes.

The Island President (NYC)
Directed by: Jon Shenk

Director Shenk, who is a prolific documentarian (as a cinematographer and director), has finally made a follow-up to his 2003 doc, The Lost Boys of Sudan. The Island President takes a look at the island nation of the Maldives, the lowest-lying nation in the world and its president, Mohamed Nasheed. Early reviews are all very positive for this one as the President takes up a political and emotional fight to keep his country from being swallowed by the sea.
See it? Yes.

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