Movies to see this weekend
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This weekend, movies that cater to every moviegoer’s interests come to theaters. Big explosions, alien invasions and cartoon princesses rule the big screen along with all-star casts. Here is a lineup of movies to see this weekend.
What it’s about: A massive, unmanned freight train filled with explosive materials hurdles down the tracks through highly populated areas, threatening to explode if it derails or crashes. Two railroad engineers attempt to chase it down in the hopes of saving the lives of thousands of people in the expected explosion radius.
Why you should see it: Great actors, fast trains and big explosions…gentlemen, have at it.
Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Suplee, Kevin Dunn, Kevin Corrigan, Kevin Chapman, Lew Temple, T.J. Miller, Jessy Schram and David Warshofsky.
What it’s about: Two friends wake up in a Los Angeles high-rise one day to find that a fleet of alien ships has taken over the city’s skyline, beaming L.A. residents up to the spaceships by the thousands.
Why you should see it: Greg and Colin Strauss, special effects artists for the films “The X-Files,” “The Nutty Professor” and “The Volcano,” take to the big screen once again with “Skyline,” which is highly anticipated by fans of alien invasion films.
Starring: Eric Balfour, Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel, Crystal Reed, Neil Hopkins, David Zayas, Donald Faison, Robin Gammell, Tanya Newbould and J. Paul Boehmer.
What it’s about: “Cool It” is a documentary about global warming. But unlike Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” it doesn’t place much of the blame on people themselves. It instead proposes an alternate way to deal with the issue of global warming.
Why you should see it: Documentaries on hot topics like global warming are always fascinating, and this one is no exception.
Starring: Bjorn Lomborg