From an "art heist" to a zombi apocalypse, there's something for everyone this weekend at the box office, starting with a classic underwater comedy brought to life in a whole new dimension.
Finding Nemo 3D (G) Academy Award-winning Best Animated Feature "Finding Nemo" returns to the big screen for the first time ever in thrilling Disney Digital 3D.
In this stunning underwater adventure, with memorable characters, humor and heartfelt emotion, "Finding Nemo" follows the comedic and momentous journey of an overly protective clownfish named Marlin and his son Nemo -- who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken far from his ocean home and dumped into a fish tank in a dentist's office. Buoyed by the companionship of Dory (voice by Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly-but-forgetful Pacific regal blue tang, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic effort to rescue his son -- who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home.
Stolen (R) In 1990, in the early morning hours after St. Patrick's day, thieves disguised as policemen gained access into Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner museum and successfully executed the largest art heist in modern history. Among the thirteen priceless works stolen was Vermeer's "The Concert" one of only 35 of the masters surviving works. To date, not a single work has been recovered.
Stolen is a full exploration of this unusual crime and the fascinating, disparate characters involved: from the 19th century Grand Dame Isabella Gardner to the 17th century Dutch masters to a 21st century terrorist organization with a penchant for stealing Vermeers.
At the heart of the film, is the unlikely hero Harold Smith, the renowned art detective.
Stolen follows Mr. Smith as he pursues the mystery of the stolen works. Despite his lifetime battle with skin cancer, the cunning and witty Smith has made this case his personal obsession, working with what hope remains. With Mr. Smith as a guide. Stolen journeys into the mysterious and surreal world of stolen art and examines the many possibilities as to where the art might be.
Interwoven with Smith's investigation are noted contemporary authors discussing the power of Vermeer's work, as well as collector Isabella Stewart Gardner's turn-of-the-century correspondence with her advisor Bernard Berenson. These subplots give the film a larger context and help illuminate just what the world has lost.
Stolen brings the audience on a journey to understand not just a crime but also the nature of beauty itself -- its fragility and its power.
Resident Evil: Retribution (R) The wildly successful film franchise adaptation that has grossed nearly $700 million worldwide to date returns in its highly anticipated fifth installment, written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, in state-of-the art 3D.
The Umbrella Corporation's deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race's last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella's most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by new found allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.
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