Opening Mar. 4-THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, BEASTLY, RANGO, TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT

Four new films will be hitting your local cineplex today that are better choices than the films that came during the first two months of the year.

Based on a story by Phillip K. Dick, The Adjustment Bureau is a story about a New York politician (Matt Damon) who falls in love with a ballerina (Emily Blunt). However, their romance is being prevented by men who fedora hats who have the power to control the world. This movie is an actual romance movie that I like becasue it something more than just another romantic movie. It adds the subtext of themes such as paranoia and fate vs. destiny to be injected into the storyline. Damon and Blunt’s chemistry will make audiences want to root for them to end up together at the end.

A modern-day take of Beauty and the Beast, Beastly is about a New York teenager (Alex Pettyfer) who must find his true love after he is tranformed into a scarred and tattoed monster. His only chance at that is his former classmate (Vanessa Hudgens) who does not recognize him.

Possibly the first best movie of the new year, Rango is the first animated movie of Industrial Light & Magic and they are likely to give Pixar a run for their money at next year’s Oscar ceremony. The film is about a domesticated chameleon  (Johnny Depp) who accidently wind up in a town in the deser filled with strage and odd-looking characters and eventually winds up being the sheriff of the town. The details and textures of the characters in this film are almost realistic thanks to the outstanding animation. Depp adds another odd and fascinating character to his resume, along with great voice work from Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Ned Beatty and Bill Nighy. There are also great homage to Chinatown and the Sergio Leone westerns taht makes it fun for any film buff to identify.

Set in the summer of 1988, Take Me Home Tonight is a raunchy comedy about three friends (Topher Grace, Dan Fogler and Anna Faris) who have one of the craziest night of their lives complete with a stolen car, cocaine and sex. This movie is an enjoyable film with good performaces by the cast and a kick-ass 80s soundtrack.

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