[Pictured: Red Riding Hood, Battle: Los Angeles, Jane Eyre] There is something for everyone this weekend. If you are somehow still in the mood for mass destruction, despite the tragedy that has befallen Japan, check out Battle: Los Angeles. More interested in classic love stories? Jane Eyre is Sin Nombre director Cary Fukunaga’s smart retelling of Charlotte Bronte’s gothic novel; Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy offers a complex investigation of originality, value and love ripe for post-screening debate. Red Riding Hood and Mars Needs Moms should keep younger audiences entertained for a few hours. Indies Black Death and Kill the Irishman provide ample violence and machismo. Film details, reviews and trailers are below.
Battle: Los Angeles, Columbia Dir: Jonathan Liebesman; Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Ramon Rodriguez, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo | 36% on Metacritic, 33% on RottenTomatoes.
Red Riding Hood, Warner Bros. (review round-up) Dir: Catherine Hardwicke; Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons | 30% on Metacritic, 8% on RottenTomatoes.
Jane Eyre, Focus Features (interviews here and here) Dir: Cary Fukunaga; Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender | 79% on Metacritic, 90% on RottenTomatoes, B+ on CriticWIRE.
[Pictured: Kill the Irishman, Elektra Luxx, Black Death, Certified Copy] Mars Needs Moms, Disney Dir: Simon Wells; Stars: Seth Green, Joan Cusack, Dan Fogler | 51% on Metacritic, 40% on RottenTomatoes.
Certified Copy, IFC Films Dir: Abbas Kiarostami; Stars: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell | 84% on Metacritic, 87% on RottenTomatoes, B+ on CriticWIRE.
Kill the Irishman, Anchor Bay Films Dir: Jonatha Hensleigh; Stars: Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken | 48% on Metacritic, 62% on RottenTomatoes.
Monogamy, Oscilloscope Pictures Dir: Dana Adam Shapiro; Stars: Rashida Jones, Chris Messina, Meital Dohan } 47% on Metacritic, 17% on RottenTomatoes.
Black Death, Magnet Releasing Dir: Christopher Smith; Stars: Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne | 72% on Metacritic, 75% on RottenTomatoes.
Elektra Luxx, Destination Films Dir: Sebastian Gutierrez; Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Carla Gugino, Timothy Olyphant, Adrianne Palicki | 55% on Metacritic, 32% on RottenTomatoes.