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'Clash of the Titans' hits the big screen

Hollywood Wrap with George Pennacchio
April 2, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
If you are in the mood for romance or a mythological adventure then you'll want to go to the movies this weekend. Entertainment guru George Pennacchio runs down what's new on the big screen."Clash of the Titans" is loosely based on a story from Greek mythology about a God raised as a man and why he becomes involved in a mission to save the world.

The star of the movie, Sam Worthington, as a slightly different take on its meaning.

"It's a bunch of guys in dresses with rubber swords killing monsters," said Worthington.

Along the way, Worthington seems to be running and jumping all over, either barefoot or in a pair of sandals. But the actor says he smartened up and altered his wardrobe just a tad.

"I was wearing Nike's. They were Nike's with toes painted on them. That was my thing," said Worthington. "I learned pretty quickly. The boys were running around with their sandals on getting little ball bearings, little bits of dirt stuck in them. They were hopping, skipping, and jumping and I went, 'I'm not doing that.' And I remember one day we were running real fast and they were going, 'How's he so fast?' Then they realized I'd been wearing Nike's for about a month."

If you want tearing over cheering, there's "The Last Song." It is the latest film based on a Nicholas Sparks novel.

There are several fun moments, but Sparks wrote it so bring a few tissues.

Miley Cyrus plays a rebellious teenager forced to spend a summer with her dad. It's a summer that will change her life forever, and not just because her character is unexpectedly falling in love.

In "The Greatest," Carey Mulligan plays a teenager who falls in love with a high school classmate. But after an evening of intimacy he's killed in a car crash. And she has nowhere to turn but to the still grieving family of her unborn baby's father.

Writer-director and actor Tyler Perry is back with "Why Did I Get Married Too?"

The ensemble comedy, also starring Janet Jackson, is about four couples on an annual vacation -- just not expecting the arrival of an ex-husband.

And in limited release, Thomas Haden Church and Elisabeth Shue star in the dark comedic thriller, "Don McKay."

He plays a guy who returns home to see his dying ex-girlfriend, but something isn't right.

And that's what's new at the movies this weekend.


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