This weekend, Aaron Eckhart stars as the immortal monster caught in a centuries old war in "I, Frankenstein," Vanessa Hudgens stars as a pregnant, homeless teenager in the gut-wrenching "Gimme Shelter," and hearts race in the French, Hitchcockian thriller "Stranger by the Lake." Set in a dystopic present, "I, Frankenstein" stars Aaron Eckhart as Victor Frankenstein's creation, Adam, in the latest big-screen version of the fictional figure. Based on the graphic novel of the same name, the film finds Adam caught in the middle of a centuries old war between vigilant gargoyles and vicious demons, who both want to discover the secret to his immortality. The film was written and directed by Stuart Beattie.
Also, in theaters this weekend:
- In the French thriller "Stranger by the Lake," Franck visits a countryside lake and falls in love with Michel, an attractive but lethally dangerous man.
- Based on a true story, "Gimme Shelter" follows a pregnant, homeless teenager (Hudgens), who gets a second chance after fleeing her abusive mother and getting rejected by her estranged father.
- "24 Exposures" finds a fetish photographer and a romantically disillusioned investigator at the center of a murder investigation and jealousy runs high.
- "Gloria" tells the story of a lonely and fragile woman, who uncovers her inner strength. The film is Chile's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film and stars Paulina Garcia, winner of the Best Actress Award at this year's Berlin Film Festival.
- Directed by Godfrey Reggio, "Visitors" is a wordless and stunning documentary that explores humanity's trance-like relationship with technology and its transcendent effects.
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