With the creep-tastic horror movie "You're Next," fantasy flick "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," and the comedies "Drinking Buddies" and "The World's End" hitting theaters, we expect moviegoers to be entertained, and maybe a little bit intoxicated at the movies this week.
"City of Bones," based on the crazy popular YA book series by Cassandra Claire, hit theaters on Wednesday, hoping to milk every last bit of summer they have left. The story follows Clary Fray, a New York City teenager who, after her mom is kidnapped, learns she's a Shadowhunter-- a half-human, half-angel warrior tasked with keeping the world safe from demons. The movie has been compared to the "Twilight" series because it includes its fair share of werewolves and vampires, but star Lily Collins has been quick to dismiss the similarities, assuring us that the mythical creatures only act as a backdrop for the real story: Clary discovering who she is and learning her true strength.
If teenagers fighting mythical creatures doesn't interest you, you can always watch a group of friends fight robot aliens in "The World's End." In the final installment of Edgar Wright's ("Hot Fuzz," "Shaun of the Dead") Cornetto Trilogy, five childhood friends, two of which are Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, of course, reunite when one of them becomes obsessed with completing the ultimate drinking marathon / bar crawl, which fittingly ends at a bar called "The World's End." Before they reach it, however, their shenanigans get interrupted by aliens dead-set on destroying the world. Sounds like your Friday night, right?
Sticking with the alcohol theme, "Drinking Buddies" also hits theaters this weekend. The comedy follows friends Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Jake Johnson), who work together at a brewery and both know they kind of want to be more than -- wait for it -- drinking buddies. The problem? They're both dating other people. Kate has a boyfriend named Luke (Ron Livingston), and Luke is seeing Jill (Anna Kendrick). The comedy and the romance ensue when Kate and Luke find themselves unexpectedly alone for a weekend.
Now, if comedy and adventure are not your things but you love to be completely and utterly terrified, horror-thriller "You're Next" sneaks its way into theaters this Friday. During the Davidson family reunion at their secluded country home (come on, always a bad idea), a group of masked, ax-wielding crazies break in and wreak murderous havoc -- that is until one of the victims turns the tables. Ooh, twisty!