CATEGORIES Movie News"Scary Movie 5" and "42" hit theaters this Friday, and these movies couldn't be more different: one is a horror-movie parody, and the other is a biopic about Major League Baseball's first African-American player.
The fifth installment in the "Scary Movie" franchise has generated a lot of buzz thanks to two names: Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan. The tabloid mainstays play a couple whose house is prone to some paranormal activity. You'll also spot some other horror flicks and thrillers referenced in the movie, such as "Black Swan," "Mama," and "Inception." In addition to Sheen, Lohan, and stars Ashley Tisdale and SImon Rex, and the movie features its fair share of celebrity cameos. It wouldn't be a "Scary Movie" without them.
Not in the mood for a parody? "42" is anything but. The biopic tells the story of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American man to play in Major League Baseball, and chronicles how he paved the way for minorities in the sport, documenting the hurdles along the way. The movie stars Chadwick Boseman as Robinson and Harrison Ford as MLB executive Branch Rickey.
The drama "To the Wonder," starring Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams, and the thriller "Disconnect," starring Jason Bateman, also open in limited release on April 12.
Which movie will you spend your hard-earned money on this weekend?