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Movie Picks for this Weekend

Mar. 20 2009, Published 6:48 a.m. ET

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For thriller fans, The Last House on the Left is a remake of of the 1972 horror/thriller from macabre master, Wes Craven.  The tagline for the original flick was, “To keep from fainting, keep repeating, ‘It’s only a movie.’”  This 2009 version is less brutal, but still satisfying as a tale of revenge rather than sexual assault.  The film stars, Tony Goldwyn and Monica Potter. 

Looking for a comedy?  Miss March could satisfy...depending on your sense of humor.  The plot?  A man awakens from a four-year coma to discover his high school sweetie is now a centerfold.  He, of course, wants to win her back, so he begins a cross-country trek to crash a party at the Playboy-like mansion.  Look for Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner, appearing as himself.

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Race to Witch Mountain should appeal to families.  A re-imagining (code for remake) of the 1975 Disney movie about aliens disguised as children being chased by an old, rich dude.  Disney has been aggressive in remaking a number of their earlier hits and all have been fairly successful from “The Parent Trap” to “Freaky Friday.”  Even “Herbie Reloaded” (a redo on “Herbie the Love Bug”) had a respectable box office take of $66 million.  This latest update has flipped out the likes of Ray Milland and Eddie Albert for the younger, Duane “the Rock” Johnson and Carla Gugino.  Kim Richards, who played one of the kid aliens in the original, makes an appearance in the new version.


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