This weekend, a muscle-head attempts to break his porn addiction in "Don Jon," things get heated in the period race-rivalry flick "Rush," and food- animal hybrids wreak havoc in "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2."
Writer, director, and star Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the title character in "Don Jon," a New Jersey womanizer who can't hold down a real relationship -- not because he's a player, because he's addicted to porn. When Don meets and falls for Barbara (Scarlett Johansson), he starts to give real love a chance, until she catches him watching porn, that is. The sex comedy also stars Tony Danza as Don's father (his older, muscled counterpart), Julianne Moore, and Brie Larson. Will Don toss out the dirty movies for a potential shot a real love? Let's hope so, especially since it's ScarJo.
Ron Howard re-creates the famous 1976 Formula One rivalry between drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda in "Rush." Daniel Bruhl ("Inglourious Basterds") portrays champion driver Lauda who, weeks after a nearly fatal crash, gets behind the wheel again to challenge his rival Hunt (Chris Hemsworth). "Rush" also stars Olivia Wilde as supermodel Suzy Miller and Alexandra Maria Lara ("The Reader").
In the animated family sequel "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2," Bill Hader's Flint Lockwood leaves his town Swallow Falls to work for his idol Chester V (Will Forte), the super-inventor of Live Corp. But when Flint returns home, he discovers that his infamous machine is still running, except this time it's churning out food-animal hybrids. Get your appetite ready for melonheads, mosquitoasts, and apple pie-thons! "Cloudy 2" also features the voices of Anna Faris, Andy Samberg, James Caan, Kristen Schaal, and more.
In "Baggage Claim," Paula Patton's ("Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol") flight attendant Montana Moore is determined to ditch single life before her younger sister beats her to the altar. Instead of trying to meet someone new, Montana has her coworkers help her reconnect with her exes. "Baggage Claim" also stars Taye Diggs, Jill Scott, Adam Brody, and Christina Milian.
Also, in limited release this weekend:
- Audrey Tautou ("Amelie) plays the title character in "Therese," about a woman stuck in an unhappy marriage.
- James Franco's "As I Lay Dying," starring Franco alongside Danny McBride and Logan Marshall-Green, tells the classic 1930 Faulkner story about the Bundren family.
- In "Morning," starring Jeanne Tripplehorn, Laura Linney, and Leland Orser, a couple struggles with the accidental death of their child.
- In the musical thriller "Metallica: Through the Never" Dane DeHaan ("Chronicle") plays Trip, a young roadie sent out on a mission for the rock band who unexpectedly gets caught up in a surreal adventure.
What movie are you most excited to see this weekend?