Puss in Boots will have some stiff competition at the box office as three big movies open this weekend. Leonardo DiCaprio’s biopic J. Edgar will go up against the action-fantasy Immortals, while Adam Sandler’s Jack and Jill hopes to draw in comedy fans.
Opening in limited release this weekend are the indie drama Melancholia, the British crime drama London Boulevard, and the horror flick 11-11-11. Also opening in limited release are the Werner Herzog documentary Into the Abyss and the Brazilian-language action film Elite Squad: The Enemy Within.
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts
Synopsis: The secret life of J. Edgar Hoover threatens to destroy the career he has built.
Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Starring: Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, John Hurt, Kellan Lutz
Synopsis: Theseus leads Zeus’ mortal army against the evil King Hyperion who seeks to destroy humanity.
Jack and Jill
Directed by: Dennis Dugan
Starring: Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino
Synopsis: A family man’s holiday is threatened when his twin sister visits and refuses to leave.
Melancholia (Limited Release)
Directed by: Lars von Trier
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland
Synopsis: Two sisters evaluate their strained relationship as a new planet threatens to collide with Earth.
London Boulevard (Limited Release)
Directed by: William Monahan
Starring: Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, Ray Winstone, David Thewlis
Synopsis: An ex-con is hired to protect a young actress and finds himself up against a dangerous gangster.
Into the Abyss (Limited Release)
Directed by: Werner Herzog
Starring: Michael Perry
Synopsis: Documentary focusing on death row inmate Michael Perry and the crime he committed.
11-11-11 (Limited Release)
Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman
Starring: Timothy Gibbs, Michael Landes, Brendan Price
Synopsis: After the death of his family, an author is plagued by events that happened on a certain date.
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (Limited Release)
Directed by: Jose Padilha
Starring: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, Andre Ramiro
Synopsis: After a prison riot, a Brazilian security officer is drawn into a bloody political war.