Yes, we know you have an Oscars hangover. Maybe you rushed to see all the best picture nominees last week. Maybe you’re movie-ed out. Don’t be. Wes Anderson has a new film out this week. Isn’t that enough of a reason to check out this week’s new releases?
Director: Victor Salva
Starring: Luke Kleintank, Anthony Rey Perez, Alex McKenna
Plot: A horror road trip film, “Dark House” tells the story of Nick and a scary old house that has kept many secrets within its walls and now is seeking the return of its prodigal son.
Buzz/Tomatometer: “Dark House” comes from director Victor Salva who also directed the cult classic “Jeepers Creepers.”
Director: Mark Levinson
Starring: Savas Dimopoulos, Nima Arkani-Hamed, Fabiola Gianotti
Plot: “Particle Fever” follows six scientists as the Hadron Collider is built and turned on. The Hadron Collider is the most expensive experiment in the history in mankind and hopes to answer the question, Where did we come from?
Buzz/Tomatometer: “Particle Fever” was a part of the New York Film Festival and won the audience choice award at the Seffield festival.
|3.||300: Rise of an Empire|
Director: Noam Murro
Starring: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey
Plot: This new chapter in the “300” epic saga takes place on the high seas as a Greek general tries to unite all of Greece.
Buzz/Tomatometer: This film is the highly-anticipated sequel to 2006’s “300” blockbuster, which made Gerard Butler a household name.
Director: Yuval Adler
Starring: Shadi Mar’I, Tsahi Halevy, Hitham Omari, Tarek Copti, Michal Shtemler, Hisham Suliman
Plot: The film follows the relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant and their competing cultural interests.
Buzz/Tomatometer: “Bethlehem” was a part of the official selection at the Toronto International Film festival.
Director: Clarence Fok Yiu-Leung
Starring: Donnie Yen
Plot: An undercover cop working inside China’s most deadliest crime family realizes his days are number when he risks everything to protect the special identity he never wanted.
|6.||Mr. Peabody & Sherman|
Director: Rob Minkoff
Starring: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert
Plot: This family film tells the story of the world’s smartest dog and his time traveling adventures with his young owner.
Buzz/Tomatometer: More than 1,400 IMDB users have given the film a 6.8 out of 10.
|7.||Journey to the West|
Director: Stephen Chow
Starring: Qi Shu, Zhang Wen, Bo Huang
Plot: A young demon hunter conquers a set of ruthless demons, who then join him on the path to discover the true meaning of love.
Buzz/Tomatometer: Director Stephen Chow also directed the hit “Kung Fu Hustle.”
Director: Jeremy Lovering
Starring: Iain De Caestecker, Alice Englert, Allen Leech
Plot: The film takes place in a car and is an intense psychological horror about a young couple trying to make it through the night.
Buzz/Tomatometer: Almost 500 IMDB users have given the film a 5.5 out of 10.
Director: Eugenio Mira
Starring: Elijah Wood, John Cusack
Plot: The most talented pianist is set to play the concert of his life literally when he receives a message, “Play one wrong note and you die.”
Buzz/Tomatometer: More than 1,500 IMDB users have given the film a 6.0 out of 10.
|10.||A Farewell to Fools|
Director: Bogdan Dreyer
Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Harvey Keitel, Laura Morante
Plot: A German soldier is found dead in this silly who-done-it film. As the local authorities worry they will all be shot by Nazis, they seek to find the culprit.
Buzz/Tomatometer: About 100 IMDB users have given the film a 7.1 out of 10.
|11.||The Face of Love|
Director: Arie Posin
Starring: Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Robin Williams
Plot: “The Face of Love” is the story of a widow who meets a man who looks exactly like her deceased husband.
Buzz/Tomatometer: “The Face of Love” was a part of the 2013 official Toronto International Film Festival selection.
|12.||The Grand Budapest Hotel|
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray
Plot: This Wes Anderson film tells the story of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel.
Buzz/Tomatometer: More than 1,600 IMDB users have given the film a 8.3 out of 10.