Opening Today: ‘The Last Exorcism,’ ‘Takers,’ ‘Avatar’

by | August 27, 2010 at 9:34 PM | The Movies

Here’s what’s opening in movie theaters this weekend. You can check out a modern take on demonic possession with The Last Exorcism, or you can watch an ensemble cast working all the angles on a heist in Takers. If you’re in the mood for some 3-D, you can actually go watch Avatar: Special Edition in the theaters again with eight extra minutes added on to make it a special edition. In selected cities, you can see Mesrine: Killer Instinct, the first part of Vincent Cassel’s portrayal of an infamous French criminal of the 70s, as well as the epic period piece Centurion, which you can also see on Comcast On Demand right now. Take a closer look at these films below.


Takers
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Hayden Christensen, Michael Ealy, Matt Dillon, Idris Elba, Paul Walker, Jay Hernandez, Zoe Saldana, Chris Brown, T.I., and Steve Harris star in this caper flick following an LA detective trying to stop a team of talented thieves from pulling off a $20 million heist.


The Last Exorcism
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Eli Roth produces this story about a con man who passes himself as a holy man called to do one final showy exorcism before he retires from the game, only to realize that this one is the real deal.


Avatar: Special Edition
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The biggest blockbuster of all time returns to 3D theaters with eight minutes of additional footage woven into the story of the Na’vi, nature-driven creatures whose planet is invaded by heartless humans in search of unobtainium.

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Centurion
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Michael Fassbender stars as Quintus Dias, a Roman officer in northern Scotland at the height of the Roman Empire. After his Ninth Legion has been waylaid and decimated by the guerilla warfare of the Picts, he and a small band of soldiers find themselves on the run from a relentless huntress (Olga Kurylenko).


Mesrine: Killer Instinct
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Vincent Cassel stars as Jacques Mesrine, who was a legendary criminal in 1970s France, with 32 bank heists and 4 prison breaks on his record, as well as many kidnappings and murders. This is Part 1 of his story, the second part to be told in Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1.