Theatrical Releases For June 17th, 2011: Green Lantern, Mr. Popper’s Penguins , And More!

Green Lantern, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, and more hit theaters today! We’ve got the full list of this weekend’s releases for you! Which ones will you be checking out? Let us know!

Buck (PG), Documentary – A living legend in the horse world, Buck Brannaman was the inspiration for The Horse Whisperer. For this true cowboy, horses are a mirror of the human soul. Reared by an abusive father, Buck eschews violence. By teaching people to communicate with horses through instinct, not punishment, he frees the spirit of the horse and its human comrade. Crisscrossing the world with Zenlike wisdom, Buck promulgates grace in the bond between man and horse.

Green Lantern (PG-13), Superhero – Hal Jordon is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns, a brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed their infinite powers before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. If Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating evil, he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all. Stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, and Mark Strong.

Kidnapped (NR), Thriller – A middle-aged couple with a teenage daughter are moving into a big new house when a gang of masked hoodlums pay a visit to the home. Stars Ana Wagener and Fernando Cayo.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (PG), Family – A house painter’s dreams of Arctic exploration prompt him to write letters to real explorers. One of them sends him a penguin, which he keeps in the icebox. Before he knows it, the painter has a litter of 12 beaked birds. They eat voraciously, leading him to form Popper’s Performing Penguins, a stage act that goes on tour and creates mayhem at every stop. Stars Jim Caryey, Carla Gugino, and Ophelia Lovibond.

Mysteries of Lisbon (NR), Drama – Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals. Stars Lea Seydoux, Melvil Poupaud, Clotilde Hesme.

Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times (NR), Documentary – In the tradition of fly-on-the-wall documentaries, the film gains unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk. With the Internet surpassing print as the public’s main news source and newspapers all over the country going bankrupt, Page One chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time of greatest turmoil.

The Art of Getting By (PG-13), Romance – The story follows a homework-averse high school student who strikes up an unexpected friendship with the girl he’s loved from a distance. Stars Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, and Alicia Silverstone.


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