This weekend, Russell Crowe fights for survival in the Biblical epic "Noah," Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the screen in the action-packed "Sabotage," and Michael Pena portrays the famed civil rights leader in the biopic "Cesar Chavez."
Shrouded in controversy, "Noah" stars Russell Crowe as the Biblical figure chosen by God to build an ark and save two of every living thing before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world. Directed by Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan"), "Noah" features Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, and Ray Winstone in supporting roles.
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, "Sabotage" follows members of an elite DEA task force fighting for their lives after robbing a drug cartel safe house and getting taken down one by one. The action film is directed and co-written by David Ayer ("End of Watch") and stars Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Josh Holloway, and more in supporting roles.
"Cesar Chavez" follows the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer in his fight against injustice towards farm workers, while simultaneously trying to fulfill his duties as a husband and father. Through non-violent means, Chavez battled greed and prejudice and inspired millions of Americans to fight for social justice. Directed by Diego Luna, "Cesar Chavez" stars Michael Pena in the titular role and features America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, Wes Bentley, and John Malkovich in support.
Also in theaters this weekend:
- "The Raid 2" follows Rama as he goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta to take down the crime syndicate and expose corruption within his own police force.
- "Breathe In" stars Guy Pearce as a father, husband, and music teacher who falls for a young, promising musician (Felicity Jones) living in his home.
- "Hide Your Smiling Faces" follows two young brothers as they confront shifting relationships and their own mortality in the wake of a neighborhood tragedy.
- In "Mistaken for Strangers," Tom Berninger chronicles his time on the road as a crew member with The National, the rock band fronted by his brother, Matt.
- "Refuge" stars Krysten Ritter as a young woman forced to take care of her teenage siblings after their parents abandon them, while also starting a new relationship in a quiet town.
- In "Boys of Abu Ghraib," an American soldier deployed at Abu Ghraib develops a secret friendship with an Iraqi detainee.
- "Road to the Open" follows a recently widowed man and his eccentric best friend, as they work to beat the infamous Gollant Brothers in the tennis club's doubles tournament.
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