Theatrical Releases For March 25th, 2010: Sucker Punch Hits Theaters Today

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (PG), Family – Based on the second book in the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series, this movie follows middle school student Greg Heffley, his older brother Rodrick, and the school talent show. Stars Zachary Gordon, Steve Zahn, and Rachel Harris.

Dumbstruck (PG), Documentary – A look at the Vent Haven Convention, which bills itself as the ventriloquism capital of the world.

Korkoro (NR), Drama – In a small French town, a mayor and a schoolteacher try to help a tribe of Gypsies who are persecuted by both the Nazis and the French. Stars Marie-Josee Croze.

Miral (PG-13), Drama – The story of Hind Husseini, who founded an orphanage in Jerusalem in the wake of the 1948 partition of Palestine and the creation of the state of Israel. Stars Freida Pinto, Willem Dafoe, and Vanessa Redgrave.

Peep World (NR), Comedy – The story charts the mayhem caused by a family member’s kiss-and-tell novel that comes to light during a family celebration. Stars Michael C. Hall, Ben Schwartz, Rainn Wilson, Sarah Silverman, and Judy Greer.

Potiche (R), Comedy – A trophy wife of an umbrella company magnate who shakes off the shackles of her cloistered well-to-do existence and takes the reigns of the family business when her husband suffers a heart attack. Stars Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu.

Some Days Are Better Than Others (NR), Drama – A film that asks why the good times slip by so fast while the difficult times seem so sticky. It explores ideas of abundance, emptiness, human connection and abandonment while observing an interweaving web of awkward characters who maintain hope by inventing their own forms of communication and self-fulfillment.

Sucker Punch (PG-13), Fantasy – She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls to band together and try to escape a terrible fate at the hands of their captors. Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man their unbelievable journey will set them free, if they succeed. Stars Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jamie Chung, and Jena Malone.

The 5th Quarter (PG-13), Drama – After Luke Abbate is killed in a car crash, his family donates his organs to five people. His brother, Wake Forest Junior Jon Abbate, begins to honor his brother by holding up five fingers just before the fourth quarter while his parents do the same while sitting in the 5th section of the stadium. News spreads, opposing players and fans begin to do the same and the team goes on to win a record of 11 games and a trip to the Orange Bowl. Stars Ryan Merriman, Andie MacDowell, and Aidan Quinn.

Thunder Soul (NR), Documentary – Thunder Soul tells the true story of Conrad O Johnson and the Kashmere Stage Band, a mediocre jazz band that transforms into a legendary funk powerhouse.

White Irish Drinkers (R), Drama – In the autumn of 1975 in Brooklyn, a man tries to enlist his brother in one last scheme; to rob the Lafayette on the night of the Rolling Stones concert. They see this as their only chance to get enough money to skip town and start them both off in a new life, somewhere far away from Brooklyn. Stars Nick Thurston, Geoff Wigdor, and Karen Allen.


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