MakeÂ The DropÂ your one stop to plan your weekend. See what’s new in theaters, disc and digital each week, and click below to get showtimes. Want to stay home? Check outÂ Armchair Smack, where we suggest alternatives to each week’s theatrical releases. Choose one or see both, and then Smack us in the comments section below and let us know how they compare.
What will you view this weekend?
New in Theaters:
Stars:Â Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff
Armchair Smack:Â These bounty hunters lookÂ Riddick-ulous compared to Darth Vaderâ€™s goon, Boba Fett, in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
Stars:Â Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, John Cusack
Armchair Smack:Â Skip Hoffman discussing a mid-20th century writer in a dry documentary, and catch his colorful OscarÂ®-winning performance as an eccentric mid-century writer in CapoteÂ instead. Best Supporting Oscar-winner Catherine Keener plays yet another literary light from the same era, Harper Lee.
Stars:Â Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page
Armchair Smack:Â Feeling too down to go out? Give your misery some company and watch DeWittâ€™s earlier siblings-in-crisisÂ film, Rachel Getting Married.
Good Ol’ Freda
Stars:Â Freda Kelly, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
Armchair Smack:Â Before you see this documentary about the pre-fame Beatles, see the band as they might have been at the end of a different long and winding road. Visit MoreBeatles.comÂ and listen to our “What If” album compilations. Then stream the classicÂ mockumentary, A Hard Dayâ€™s Night,Â or purchase it through the link at the bottom of our Smack.
Money for Nothing
Stars:Â Stars:Â Ben Bernanke, Paul Volcker
Armchair Smack:Â Invest in your nightâ€™s viewing with Gordon Gekko andÂ Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
New on Disc and Digital:Â
Now You See Me
Stars:Â Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher
Stars:Â Ian Ziering, Tara Reid
The English Teacher
Stars:Â Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano
Stars:Â Colin Firth, Emma Blunt