Weekend Movie Preview: January 27, 2012

Liam Neeson battles wolves, Sam Worthington is fighting for his innocence and Katherine Heigl is waging war on those who skip out on bail this week at the movies. Three new films arrive on screens and each has their own merit. The Grey, One for the Money and Man on a Ledge arrive to combat for your movie going dollar. Who will win?

The Grey: Neeson is an oil rig worker on the outskirts of Alaska’s borders with the Arctic Circle. He’s suffered a loss in his life and feels he has not too much to live for. When he and a dozen of his co-workers board a plane to head home to Anchorage, the jet’s crash will turn him into a driven leader, determined to survive. Surviving a plane crash is enough, yes? Not when there’s a pack of hungry wolves whose entire existence seems to be to kill every man… one by one. Check out our The Grey review for more.

Man on a Ledge: Worthington is joined in a superstar cast that includes Ed Harris, Ed Burns, Elizabeth Banks and Jamie Bell in a thriller about how far a falsely accused man will go to secure his innocence. Worthington rocks in the role and the film will keep you guessing around every turn. This is not simply a story about a Man on a Ledge with a death wish. There is much beyond the scenes that filmmakers slowly dole out in an elongated burn. Movie Fanatic’s Man on a Ledge review delves deeper into the mystery.

One for the Money: Heigl is Stephanie Plum, literary figure beloved by millions of Janet Evanovich fans. Plum gets her first spotlight on the screen with One for the Money. Heigl plays a woman who needs a job desperately and takes one offered by her cousin as a bounty hunter for his bail bond business. Her first charge is to bring back a man who skipped out on bail after being charged with murder. The fact that this guy is the same man who wronged her in high school, makes her mission all the sweeter. In our One for the Money review, Movie Fanatic explores how difficult it is to please fans of a book series. Does One for the Money do it well?

Mirror Mirror International Trailer: More Julia Roberts’ Evil Queen

Fresh off the news that Relativity Media has moved the release date of Mirror Mirror, the studio has released the film’s latest international trailer. The film, director Tarsem Singh’s vision of the Snow White tale, now will land in theaters March 30 and features Lily Collins in the iconic role. As we’ve seen from Snow White and the Huntsman, the Evil Queen steals the show, as Julia Roberts does here.

Snow White is enthralled with a charming prince (Armie Hammer), that is until her life is thrown upside down by the whims of the Evil Queen. Director Singh, who most recently gave us Immortals, has put his trademark mind-blowing visual stamp on Mirror Mirror.

The Grey Exclusive: Dermot Mulroney and Dallas Roberts Talk Wolves and Bonding

Dermot Mulroney and Dallas Roberts had their hands full on The Grey. The two sit down for an exclusive video interview with Movie Fanatic to talk about how they got ready for the rough conditions of the film, their new appreciation for the wolf world as well as whether the remote shoot produced a bonding experience for the cast.

Mulroney and Roberts play two of the oilmen led by Liam Neeson’s character (check out our exclusive video interview with Neeson), who survive a plane crash in the Alaskan wilderness. As soon as they get their wits about them, the survivors learn they have landed in the middle of a very hungry pack of wolves.

One for the Money Giveaway: Enter Now to Win a Free Prize Pack!

Calling all fans of Janet Evanovich and her Stephanie Plum series! How would you like to win a prize pack from the upcoming film One for the Money? The film is the first time we’ve seen Plum in action on screen and to celebrate, Movie Fanatic is giving away two prize packs that Evanovich’s fans will drool over.

Katherine Heigl on the One for the Money Poster
Katherine Heigl stars as Stephanie Plum (check out our interview with Heigl), a woman who is down on her luck and desperate to find a job. With nowhere else to turn, she takes a job as a bounty hunter for her cousin’s bail bonds business. And… her adventure begins.

Enter below by telling us your favorite Heigl moment, whether it’s on screen, TV or even her early modeling days, in the comment section below. We will select two winners to each receive a One for the Money tote bag, lipstick pen and notepad set.

Good luck!

One for theMoney Prize Pack

Kristen Stewart Stars in Snow White and the Huntsman Still

We haven’t heard anything out of her mouth in the Snow White and the Huntsman trailer, but Universal has released a new picture of Kristen Stewart as the titular character. The shot is a close-up of the Twilight superstar and perhaps someday soon, we’ll get to hear her voice in the next Snow White and the Huntsman trailer.

Kristen Stewart Stars in Snow White and the Huntsman
Stewart is certainly looking the part of the fairest of them all. As we’ve seen in the film’s teaser, Charlize Theron is the Evil Queen and just kills it. Chris Hemsworth is the Huntsman, who initially is charged with bringing Snow White to the Evil Queen, but winds up training her and leading a revolution against the evil ruler. Look for the film June 1.