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Wayback Wednesday: Can an Alien be too Real?

Last weekend I did something I don’t do very often.  I actually went to the movies.  Older DVD’s are usually the genesis of my posts, so you’ll have to excuse me if this week’s post doesn’t follow the usual “Wayback Wednesday” M.O.  I promise to return to the regularly scheduled programming next week.  But this week, I went to the movies to see “Paul”.  I’ve been a fan of Simon Pegg for a while, and the trailer really got me excited.  So with a free weekend for a change, it was off to the multiplex I went.  There are plenty of places you can look if you want a review of the movie.  You will not find it here.  I will say that I enjoyed it, but that’s all.  My interest is the technology that brings the character of Paul to life and its widening effect on my enjoyment of movies.

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New Releases: March 11th, 2011

Battle: Lost Angeles

Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Actors: Michelle Rodriguez, Aaron Eckhart, Bridget Moynahan
Plot: A hardened veteran must lead a green platoon of recruits against an alien invasion in Los Angeles. It soon becomes clear that their group may be the last, best defense against the invaders.

Red Riding Hood

Genre: Drama/Thriller
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Actors: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Virginia Madsen
Plot: A medieval village is being terrorized by a werewolf. Amidst the chaos a young woman begins a relationship with an orphaned woodcutter, but her family objects.

Mars Needs Moms!

Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Simon Wells
Actors: Joan Cusack, Seth Green, Elisabeth Harnois
Plot: A young boy doesn’t think much of his mother, that is until martians kidnap her and he realizes just how much he needs her. Now he must come up with a plan to get her back home.

Let us know what you’ll be seeing this week in the comments!