With St. Patrick's Day approaching this Saturday, you'll probably want to kick off the weekend with a low-key Friday night. So how about a movie? Here's the scoop on three flicks hitting theaters this Friday, March 16.
When his beautiful wife (January Jones) is brutally attacked, an infuriated man (Nicolas Cage) accepts help from a shady source to get revenge. In turn, he's pulled into the dangerous operations of an underground vigilante group — and things get even scarier for him and his family.
Sexy: Guy Pearce as the villain
Not sexy: Violence against women
Verdict: The critics aren't loving this action-drama, but thriller fans will be hooked from start to finish.
Casa de Mi Padre
Will Ferrell stars as Armando Alvarez in this Saturday Night Live-ish style flick about two brothers, the woman that comes between them, and the less-than-legit business dealings on their ranch that lead to a war with a Mexican drug lord.
Sexy: Men speaking Spanish
Not sexy: Will Ferrell butchering Spanish
Verdict: Will Ferrell's latest over-the-top comedy seems pretty similar to his others — only in Spanish. In other words, it's probably a great choice if you're looking for big laughs with a big group of friends.
21 Jump Street
Finally, a spoof on the 1980s Johnny Depp classic! When two youthful cops (Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum) go undercover, not only do they risk their lives trying to investigate a dangerous drug ring, they also have to face one of the scariest places of all: high school!
Sexy: Channing Tatum in uniform
Not sexy: High school nonsense
Verdict: This is another awesome pick for those looking to spend the night chuckling. For added humor, enjoy a few episodes of the original show before or after.