Jack the Giant Slayer & Broken City [Movie Recon]

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The Sentries have been out scouting for new movies again. This time they found a retelling of the Jack and the Beanstalk tale and a Mark Wahlberg/Russell Crowe thriller.

Jack the Giant Slayer

The Story: The classic fairytale gets a full-length feature film reboot.  This time around Jack the Farmboy inadvertantly rekindles the centuries old war between the giants and regular-sized people by creating the beanstalk that reconnects the two people's worlds.  The giants climb down and are ready to fight again.

The Filmmakers: Directed by Bryan Singer and stars Nicholas Hoult, Ewar McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy, and Ian McShane

The Status: On the Radar: I like Singer well enough, the cast is great, and the trailer looks rather good. But being loosley based on a fairytale doesn't exactly get me excited and while the clip made it look interesting, it was also a bit too jokey which makes me think the tone may way off-kilter.  I'm interested but I'm going to wait on some reviews.

Jack the Giant Slayer attacks theatres on March 1 2013.

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Broken City

The Plot: An ex-cop-turned-private eye is thrown headfirst into a hotbed of trouble after a mayor hires him to look into his cheating wife.

The Filmmakers: Directed by Allen Hughes and starring Mark Wahlberg, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Berry Pepper, Jeffrey Wright, and Russell Crowe.

The Status: On the Radar.  Hughes' Book of Eli was a good, if rather flawed, film and I'm fans of Wahlberg and Crowe so I'm definitely interested.  But I'm gonna need more info before I go running to the theatres.

Broken City hits theatres on January 18, 2013.

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