Comedies Your Highness and Arthur present mainstream escapist fun and antics (from the likes of Danny McBride, James Franco and Russell Brand), as well as thankless supporting females (Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Garner) while Focus’s Hanna leads the line of strong female leads (Saoirse Ronan and Cate Blanchett), followed by Meek’s Cutoff‘s Michelle Williams and Soul Surfer‘s Annasophia Robb and Helen Hunt. Vera Farmiga steals the show in well-reviewed indie release Henry’s Crime; Uma Thurman adds star power to Ceremony. The Flixster forecast puts must-see Hanna on top. Details, reviews, pictures and trailers for this weekend’s offerings are below.
Meek’s Cutoff, Oscilloscope Pictures
Dir: Kelly Reichardt; Cast: Michelle Williams, Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano, Bruce Greenwood, Will Patton | 88% Metacritic, 85% Tomatometer | B+ criticWIRE | ThePlaylist Review | TOH Interview with Michelle Williams | TOH Review Round-Up.
Soul Surfer, TriStar
Dir: Sean McNamara; Cast: Annasophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood, Dennis Quaid, Lorraine Nicholson, Kevin Sorbo | 55% Metacritic, 45% Tomatometer | indieWIRE | Women and Hollywood Review.
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