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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies -'Legion,' 'Extraordinary Measures' & More

Evan Crean Evan Crean
January 18th, 2010 12:36pm EST

LegionIn a rare feat, I was able to catch two movies last week that came out in theaters: "The Lovely Bones" and "The Book of Eli." I didn't really care for "The Lovely Bones" however

I very much enjoyed "The Book of Eli." To get a more detailed look at my thoughts check out my reviews here on Starpulse.

This week features a bizarre mix of movies including the religious thriller "Legion," the silly family film "Tooth Fairy," the emotional drama "Extraordinary Measures," and the coming-of- age story "To Save a Life."

LEGION

After losing faith in humanity, God sends his legion of angels to bring about the end of days. The Archangel Michael (Paul Bettany) bands together a group of strangers in a remote diner to fight God's army, but Michael's true goal is to protect the pregnant waitress carrying the child who is humankind's only hope for salvation.

Two people that normally work more behind the scenes in Hollywood are responsible for this action packed thrill ride. Special effects guru Scott Steward directs the film, co-writing the screenplay with Peter Schink, who has worked frequently as an editor.



WHO SHOULD SEE IT: Audiences that get into action flicks where the odds are overwhelmingly stacked against the protagonists will be excited for this one. If you like movies that are loosely religious then you should check out "Legion."

TOOTH FAIRY

A bad deed does not go unpunished, when a minor league hockey player (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) is sentenced to spend one full week as a real-life tooth fairy.

Michael Lambeck, the man behind the "Santa Clause 2 and 3," directs this family film. A large group penned the screenplay including Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Joshua Sternin, Jeffery Ventimilia, and Randy Mayem Singer. In addition to Dwayne Johnson, the movie features Ashley Judd, Seth MacFarlane, and Julie Andrews.



WHO SHOULD SEE IT: Parents looking for a silly family friendly comedy should take their kids to see "Tooth Fairy." If you liked The Rock in "The Game Plan," then you will probably enjoy this film.

EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES

This drama centers on the attempts by John and Aileen Crowley (Brendan Fraser and Keri Russell) to find a researcher (Harrison Ford) to develop a potential cure for their two children's rare genetic disease.

Scottish filmmaker Tom Vaughan, who directed 2008's "What Happens in Vegas," helms this drama. Robert Nelson Jacobs adapts the story for the screen from a book by Geeta Anand.



WHO SHOULD SEE IT: Viewers, who see dramas about parents doing everything in their power to help their sick children, will be interested in seeing this film. If you like Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford as actors then you'll be inclined to check out "Extraordinary Measures."

TO SAVE A LIFE

Jake Taylor (Randy Wayne), an all-star high school athlete re-evaluates his priorities after one of his childhood friends takes his own life.

Cinematographer Brian Baugh makes his feature film directing debut with this teenage drama. Newcomer Jim Britts earns his first writing credit for the screenplay of "To Save a Life."



WHO SHOULD SEE IT: Audiences that see predictable coming-of-age stories about characters in high school should watch this movie. If you watch innocent teenage dramas like the kind that air on ABC Family, then this film will be up your alley.

Evan Crean
Story by Starpulse contributing writer Evan Crean, a movie trivia guru and trailer addict with a practically photographic memory of actors and directors. Get a first look at the movies premiering each week, which ones will be worth your $10, which ones you should wait to rent and which ones aren't worth your time.

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