Opening Wide: ‘The Other Guys,’ ‘Step Up 3-D’

by | August 6, 2010 at 12:38 PM | The Movies

Here’s what you’ve got to choose from in your local multiplex this weekend. The big release is the latest Will Ferrell comedy The Other Guys, but you can also watch in-your-face dance moves with Step Up 3-D. If you’re lucky enough to live in selected cities, you can also check out a new drama from Joel Schumacher called Twelve, a coming-of-age rom-com from Rob Reiner called Flipped, an internet-porn comedy called Middle Men or a mountain-climbing doc called The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest. You can also check out The Oxford Murders, a suspenseful whodunit which is also available on Comcast On Demand.

Take a closer look at these films below.


The Other Guys
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Director Adam McKay (Anchorman) brings us Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg starring as a pair of mismatched police officers that are not the hotshot action superstars of the precinct (that would be Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson), but rather a paperwork-loving nerd and a disgraced cop being punished for shooting Derek Jeter. Also starring Michael Keaton, Eva Mendes and Steve Coogan.


Step Up 3-D
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The popular dance flick series gets its third installment and the three-dimensional treatment for the story of a group of street dancers going up against the best hip-hop dancers going.

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Middle Men
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Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi and Gabriel Macht play the guys who revolutionized internet pornography and made it into a zillion dollar business and brought attention from all the wrong kinds of people.


Flipped
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Director Rob Reiner brings us a coming-of-age romantic comedy following Bryce (Callan McAuliffe) and Juli (Madeline Carroll) through grade school and into junior high and discovering their first love. Featuring Anthony Edwards, John Mahoney, Penelope Ann Miller and Aidan Quinn.


The Oxford Murders
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Also available now on Comcast On Demand
John Hurt stars as a prestigious Oxford professor of logic who finds himself joining forces with one of his grad students (Elijah Wood) to try and solve the mystery of an active serial killer with a bizarre methodology.


Twelve
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Joel Schumacher’s Sundance film about a rich-kid drug dealer (Chace Crawford) who finds his double life in the hip young socialite circles taking a tragic turn when his cousin is killed in Harlem and his best friend is arrested for the murder. Also starring Emma Roberts, 50 Cent, Rory Culkin and Ellen Barkin.


The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest
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A documentary telling the story of George Mallory, a 1920s explorer obsessed with becoming the first man to climb to the top of Mount Everest and whose body was found on the mountain in 1999.