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Trailers: 'Wolverine' headlines this weekend's film calendar
By Patrick Duprey / World-Herald staff writer


This weekend brings only one new wide release to the big screen, and, if recent tracking is any indication, it's sure to be a hit.

"Wolverine," the sixth "X-Men" film since 2000, is projected to exceed $70 million in box office sales stateside through Sunday. The second "Wolverine" installment stars Hugh Jackman and is helmed by James Mangold, director of "Walk the Line" and "3:10 to Yuma."

In 2011, "X-Men: First Class" grossed $363 million worldwide; in 2009, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," also starring Jackman, grossed $373 million worldwide and $85 million in its domestic opening weekend.

On a smaller scale, "Fruitvale Station," the story of a young, black man fatally shot by an Oakland public transit cop on New Year's Day in 2009, opens Friday on select screens. "Fruitvale" won the audience award for Best U.S. Drama at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Two weeks ago -- the same weekend as the George Zimmerman verdict -- the indie film opened at seven locations to the highest per-screen gross nationwide.

For a complete list of movie showtimes in the Omaha area, click here.

The Wolverine

IMDb Description: Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.

Rating: PG-13

Running time: 126 minutes

Director: James Mangold ("Girl, Interrupted," "Kate & Leopold," "Walk the Line," "3:10 to Yuma")

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

Theaters: Aksarben, AMC Star Council Bluffs 17, AMC Oakview, AMC Westroads 14, Marcus 20 Grand, Marcus Midtown, Marcus Twin Creek, Marcus Village Pointe, Regal Omaha

Select showings Thursday evening, wide release Friday

Fruitvale Station

IMDb: The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.

Rating: R

Running time: 90 minutes

Director: Ryan Coogler (feature-length film directorial debut)

Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer

Theaters: Film Streams, Twin Creek, Village Pointe, Majestic (20 Grand), Oakview, Bluffs 17, Regal

Opens Friday

The To Do List

IMDb: Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Klark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall.

Rating: R

Director: Maggie Carey (feature-length film directorial debut)

Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Andy Samberg, Donald Glover

Theaters: AMC Oakview, Marcus Village Pointe

Opens Friday

Drinking Buddies

IMDb: Luke and Kate are co-workers at a Chicago brewery, where they spend their days drinking and flirting. They're perfect for each other, except that they're both in relationships.

Rating: R

Running time: 90 minutes

Director: Joe Swanberg ("LOL," "Nights and Weekends")

Cast: Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston

Available via video-on-demand

Stranded

IMDb: Four isolated astronauts on board a bio-dome space craft, experience a ghostly intercession after a meteor storm, leading to paranoia, fear and death.

Horror

Running time: 84 minutes

Director: Roger Christian ("Nostradamus," "Masterminds," "Battlefield Earth")

Cast: Christian Slater, Brendan Fehr, Amy Matysio

Available via VOD

Hell Baby

IMDb: An expectant couple who moves into the most haunted house in New Orleans call upon the services of the Vatican's elite exorcism team to save them from a demonic baby.

Rating: R

Running time: 98 minutes

Directors: Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon (actors, writers for "Reno 911!")

Cast: Leslie Bibb, Rob Corddry, Thomas Lennon, Paul Scheer

Available via VOD

Scenic Route

IMDb: The relationship between two old friends is tested as they are stranded in the desert.

Rating: R

Directors: Kevin Goetz, Michael Goetz (crew for "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang")

Cast: Josh Duhamel, Dan Fogler, Miracle Laurie

Available via VOD

Frankenstein's Army

IMDb: Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein.

Rating: R

Director: Richard Raaphorst (feature-length film directorial debut)

Cast: Karel Roden, Joshua Sasse, Robert Gwilym

Available via VOD

Contact the writer: Patrick Duprey

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Patrick helps manage Omaha.com.


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