Drag Me to Hell
Sam Raimi has a new horror movie? How can this not be a good thing? Yes, he's been directing the adventures of Spider-Man in recent years (and really should have stopped before the third installment), but Raimi's first film was the horror classic The Evil Dead, and The Evil Dead 2 was one of the few sequels to improve upon the original. The plot for Drag Me To Hell is fueled by that old horror movie chestnut, the gypsy curse. When a young bank officer refuses to give a payment extension to an old woman, she is soon being stalked by a demonic entity which, as the title says, ultimately wants to take her to hell for all eternity. This one hits on May 29th.

The Orphan
Here's the latest entry in the long running "creepy little kid" sub-genre of horror, and it reminds me quite a bit of 2007's Joshua. A seemingly angelic child is adopted by a loving family but things take a dark turn when bad things start happening to anyone who wrongs the newest addition to the family. Nothing too original here, but it could be good for a few scares. No release info for this one yet, in fact it's not even listed on IMDB.

Here's another one of those coming out of your shell/coming of age romantic comedies. You can see elements of Garden State, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and a handful of similar flicks. A man in his twenties is stuck in a rut but starts to find himself thanks to a beautiful carnival worker. No release info for this one either, but it doesn't look like anything we haven't seen before.

Sixteen years after Boxing Helena, David Lynch's daughter Jennifer is back in the director's chair. An FBI agent (Bill Pullman) is tracking a serial killer and he gets very different stories from three witnesses to one of the murders. There's Lynchian creepiness here which is kind of reminiscent of Twin Peaks and I liked Pullman in David's Lost Highway. This one gets a limited release on June 26.

Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Playing sort of like a real life This is Spinal Tap, this Rockumentary follows the Canadian metal band Anvil on their largest tour ever. After a fairly auspicious start in the 1980s, the band has languished in obscurity ever since. The band's "never say die" attitude is downright inspiring. Look for this in limited release on April 10.

New this week on AOL Moviefone:

  • Zift - Stylized noir thriller about a man who has served time for a crime he did not commit and released into a world he no longer knows.
  • Hearts and Minds - Documentary about the Vietnam War that won an Oscar after its initial release in 1974.
  • Three Blind Mice - On the night before they ship out for duty in Iraq, three Australian sailors decide to have some fun, though one of them is planning to desert.
  • Is Anybody There - Michael Caine stars as a retired stage magician who strikes up a friendship with the young son of the owners of an old age home. Here's the trailer:

  • Paper Covers Rock - After a failed suicide attempt a woman loses custody of her six year old daughter.
  • Alexander the Last - Trailer No. 1
  • Terminator Salvation - Second trailer for the fourth installment in the Terminator series.
  • Star Trek - Third trailer for J.J. Abrams' reboot of the classic science fiction series.Check it out right here:

  • Public Enemies - Historical action drama starring Johnny Depp as legendary bank robber John Dillinger.
  • Sleep Dealer - A tale of high tech eavesdropping and virtual reality in a future where the U.S. borders have been walled off.
  • New York City Serenade - Two lifelong friends, one an aspiring musician the other a film maker, find themselves growing apart.