Weekend Movies: 'Immortals,' 'J. Edgar' and 'Jack & Jill'
Here's a preview of what's at the movies this weekend, including the biopic "J. Edgar," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Clint Eastwood; the Greek fantasy action film "Immortals"; and the comedy "Jack & Jill," starring Adam Sandler... and Adam Sandler.
In Theaters Now (November)
'J. Edgar' (Nov. 9)
Who: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Judi Dench, Naomi Watts; directed by Clint EastwoodWhat: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
'Immortals' (Nov. 11)
Who: Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Luke Evans, Frieda Pinto, Stephen Dorff; directed by Tarsem SinghWhat: Theseus (Cavill) is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion (Rourke), who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
'Jack & Jill' (Nov. 11)
Who: Adam Sandler, Al Pacino, Katie Holmes, Nick Swardson; directed by Dennis DuganWhat: Family guy Jack Sadelstein prepares for the annual event he dreads: the Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister, the needy and passive-aggressive Jill, who then refuses to leave.
'Melancholia' (Nov. 11)
Who: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgard, Kiefer Sutherland; directed by Lars von TrierWhat: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide into the Earth.
'Tower Heist' (Nov. 4)
Who: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Gabourey Sidibe, Michael Pena, Tea Leoni; directed by Brett RatnerWhat: When a group of hard working guys find out they've fallen victim to a wealthy business man's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.
'A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas' (Nov. 4)
Who: Kal Penn, John Cho, Neil Patrick Harris, Tom Lennon; directed by Todd Strauss-SchulsonWhat: Six years after their Guantanamo Bay adventure, stoner buds Harold Lee and Kumar Patel cause a holiday fracas by inadvertently burning down Harold's father-in-law's prize Christmas tree.