This weekend's box office choices will satisfy the needs of (almost) every moviegoer, whether they want action, comedy, drama, or all three rolled into one!
If you're looking some drama, action, comedy, and a whole mess of violence (hey, we won't judge), "Kick-Ass 2" might be the flick to see. This time around, we meet back up with Dave, aka Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), and Mindy, aka Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz), as they try to navigate the complicated waters of school/teenage/superhero life. Kick-Ass ultimately decides his crime-fighting duties are too important to ignore, and he starts the world's first superhero team with Hit Girl. Things get sinister when The Mother F***er, formerly known as Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), forms a league of evil-doers to avenge his father's death, setting his sights on Kick-Ass. If foul language and bloody fight scenes aren't for you, the drama/biopic "Jobs" also hits theaters Friday. The story of how Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) went from building computers in his garage with friend Steve Wozniak (Josh Gad) to a tech giant who changed the way we communicate forever, aims to give the most accurate picture of the innovator as possible. The movie has garnered some criticism recently, particularly from Wozniak, who said he was "embarrassed" by it, and further elaborated on concerns that the film would paint Jobs as "a saint." The audience will be the judge of that this weekend.
"Lee Daniels' The Butler" tells the true story of a man who served as a White House butler for 30 years, under eight presidents. Forest Whitaker takes on the title role as Cecil Gaines (a character based on a man named Eugene Allen), a man who watched from the White House as America went from the Civil Rights movement to the inauguration of Barack Obama. The movie boasts a star-studded cast that includes Jane Fonda, Terrence Howard, Robin Williams, John Cusack, and, of course, Oprah!
"Paranoia," starring Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, and Liam Hemsworth, also opens this Friday. The thriller/drama follows an everyday blue-collar worker (Hemsworth) as he becomes a spy for his boss (Oldman), who is looking to bring down a rival CEO (Ford) and his corporation.
The comedy "Austenland," starring Keri Russell and Jennifer Coolidge, also opens in limited release on Friday.