A Remake, A Surfer and A Medieval Comedy This Weekend was Made for Movies
Russell Brand takes over for Dudley Moore, we go back into time to the Medieval era for laughs, and a inspirational story
The “Arthur” remake stars Russell Brand as an irresponsible, drunken playboy who’s the sole heir to a billion dollar fortune. Helen Mirren is his life-long nanny Hobson.
Jennifer Garner is in it as the ambitious corporate executive he has to marry unless he wants to be cut off from his inheritance. But he’s already in love with a working class girl, so he decides to give up the money and grow up.
Arthur was played by Dudley Moore in the 1981 original, with Sir John Gielgud as Hobson and Liza Minnelli as the working class girl.
“Your Highness“ (R)
A medieval comedy starring James Franco and Danny McBride as two brothers on a quest to rescue Zooey Deschanel from an evil wizard. Natalie Portman is a sexy warrior chick who joins their quest.
Saoirse Ronan from “The Lovely Bones” plays a teenager who’s been trained by her ex-CIA father to be the perfect assassin. Eric Bana plays her dad and Cate Blanchett is the agent trying to get her before she kills her target.
“Soul Surfer“ (PG)
AnnaSophia Robb plays surfer Bethany Hamilton, the chick who lost her left arm to a shark and then returned to competitive surfing. Helen Hunt and Dennis Quaid play her parents, Carrie Underwood plays her church youth group leader, and Jack Nicholson’s daughter Lorraine Nicholson plays a surfer.