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'Furry,' 'Nightmare' hit the big screen

Hollywood Wrap with George Pennacchio
April 23, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
If you are in the mood to be scared or a family comedy you'll want to go to the movies this weekend. Entertainment guru George Pennacchio runs down what's new on the big screen.Families can cozy up to the new comedy, "Furry Vengeance."

Woodland creatures band together and create chaos to stop a development that would spoil not just the scenery, but also destroy their homes.

Brendan Fraser stars as the local developer who bears the brunt of the animal's actions. Brooke Shields co-stars as Fraser's wife in this PG-rated comedy.

On the other end of the spectrum, get ready for the return of Freddy.

One of the most iconic horror franchises of all time is remade for a new generation. Jackie Earle Haley slips into the creepy persona originated by Robert Englund, who portrayed Freddy Krueger for three decades.

The plot is simple: a group of teens are visited by Freddy in their dreams and die horrible deaths.

New, and in limited release this weekend is "Please Give."

The story is about a greedy Manhattan couple who dream of expanding their apartment by taking over their elderly neighbors digs. Trouble is, she won't die. Then their plan gets complicated when they start to bond with the old woman.

Catherine Keener and Oliver Platt co-star.

Michael Caine plays the title role in "Harry Brown." He's a lonely widower who watches as local thugs overtake his neighborhood. Then he loses his only good friend to street violence -- and Harry is pushed to his breaking point.

And it's Paul Dano and Brian Cox who co-star in "The Good Heart, the story of an aging bar owner and his unlikely relationship with a homeless man whom he's training in the fine art of bartending.

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


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