New Movies This Weekend – Fast Five, Hoodwinked, Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night And More [trailers]
“Fast Five“ (PG-13)
The latest “Fast and Furious” reunites Vin Diesel and Paul Walker with the other stars of the previous movies, including Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, and Tyrese. Here’s what you need to know to bring you up to speed. Paul Walker’s not a cop anymore. He’s hanging out with Vin Diesel . . . who he broke out of jail with the help of Diesel’s hot sister . . . and they’re trying to steal $100 million out of police custody. The Rock is the federal agent trying to catch them.
Red Riding Hood was voiced by Anne Hathaway in the first movie. Anne’s gotten a lot more famous since then, so Hayden Panettiere does the voice in this one. Don’t worry, your kids won’t be able to tell the difference.
–Glenn Close is still Granny and Patrick Warburton is still the wolf. Here are some other voices you’ll want to listen for: Brad Garrett as the Giant, Cheech & Chong as a couple minor characters, and a cameo by Heidi Klum as . . . wait for it . . . Heidi. You’ll get stuck taking your kids to see it, so you don’t REALLY need plot details, but here goes: Granny, Red, Wolf and Twitchy the squirrel join a secret spy organization to ensure all fairy tales have happy endings. Aren’t you sorry you asked?
“Dylan Dog: Dead of Night“ (PG-13)
Remember Brandon Routh, the guy who failed at being “Superman”? He stars as Dylan Dog in this horror comedy that’s based on a popular comic book. Dylan is a private detective who takes on vampires, werewolves and zombies as part of his job.
–One of the better casting decisions was putting Sam Huntington in the role of his whiny friend. You’d know him as the neurotic werewolf on SyFy’s “Being Human”. You’ll also recognize Taye Diggs and rassler Kurt Angle among the undead.
“Exporting Raymond“ (PG) (Limited)
Anyone who liked “Everybody Loves Raymond” will find this interesting: It’s all about how sitcom creator Phil Rosenthal encounters hilarious cultural differences when he goes to Russia to help them adapt “Everybody Loves Raymond” for Russian television.
“Prom“ (PG) (Limited)
A Disney flick about a group of teenagers getting ready for their high school prom. It doesn’t star anyone whose name you’d recognize, except maybe Aimee Teegarden. She played Julie Taylor, one of the cute girls on “Friday Night Lights”.
“Sympathy for Delicious“ (Not Rated) (Limited)
Actor Mark Ruffalo directed this movie about a guy in a wheelchair who discovers he has the power to heal people . . . and uses his gift to become famous as part of a rock band that includes Orlando Bloom and Juliette Lewis. I’m serious.
–The movie was written by a guy named Christopher Thornton, who also stars in it as Delicious D, a.k.a. the dude in the wheelchair with the magic touch. Mark Ruffalo is in it too. He plays the priest who introduces D to faith healing.