Weekend Movie Preview - Captain Phillips & Machete Kills
This weekend, an American cargo ship gets hijacked by pirates in "Captain Phillips," the world's most famous star-crossed love story is retold in "Romeo and Juliet," and Machete goes to Mexico to take down an arms dealer in "Machete Kills."

From director Paul Greengrass ("The Bourne Ultimatum," "United 93"), "Captain Phillips" stars Tom Hanks as the titular seaman and tells the true, harrowing story of a container ship, the Alabama, hijacked by Somali pirates.

Carlo Carlei's ("Fluke") adaptation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" tells the classic story of the forbidden love between teens from feuding families. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld ("True Grit" and Douglas Booth ("LOL"), along with Danielle Lewis ("Homeland") as Lord Capulet.

The ruthless Machete ("Danny Trejo") returns to kick more ass in Robert Rodriguez's "Machete Kills." The ex-Federale heads to Mexico to stop an arms dealer before a weapon is launched into space. The Mex-ploitation sequel also stars Alexa Vega, Mel Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Lady Gaga, Charlie Sheen, Sofia Vergara, Antonio Banderas, and Cuba Gooding Jr.

Also, in limited release this week:
  • In "CBGB" Alan Rickman portrays the owner of the legendary New York City punk rock club with co-stars Rupert Grint, David Joel Moore ("Avatar"), Justin Bartha ("The Hangover") and more.
  • Randy Moore's guerilla-shot "Escape From Tomorrow" follows the nightmarish trip of an unemployed father on vacation with his family in Disney World. The Happiest Place on Earth turns not so happy as hallucinations pervade the father's mind.
  • In "Ghost Team One," two roommates who are afraid of ghosts both fall in love with a girl who believes their house is haunted.
  • "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete" stars Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks, and follows two boys who are left to fend for themselves when their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
  • In "Sweetwater," January Jones plays a former prostitute who goes on a vengeful rampage when a fanatical religious leader (Jason Isaacs) kills her husband.
  • In "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" Amber Heard's hot high schooler is invited to a party where her stalker begins to prey on the partygoers.
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Captain Phillips
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