The Usual Suspects are a group of movie buffs that meet weekly for the newest (or as close as they can get when a week has a double release) genre film. Join them at the Great Escape Omaha Stadium 16 every Saturday for the last matinee showing of the day. You will have a great time and a wonderful chance to talk about the film you have just seen and others you may or may not have enjoyed. Below is their March and April schedule:
March 6, 2010 – Alice in Wonderland (Adventure, Fantasy)
Director: Tim Burton Screenwriter: Linda Woolverton Starring: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Mia Wasikowska, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Christopher Lee, Paul Whitehouse
Johnny Depp stars as the Mad Hatter and Mia Wasikowska as 19-year-old Alice, who returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, and of course, the Mad Hatter. Alice embarks on a fantastical journey to find her true destiny and end the Red Queen's reign of terror.
March 13, 2010 – Brooklyn’s Finest (Crime, Drama) (Note: This movie goes into wide release on the 5th)
Director: Antoine Fuqua Screenwriter: Michael C. Martin, Brad Caleb Kane Starring: Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Don Cheadle, Jesse Williams, Ellen Barkin, Wesley Snipes
In the course of one chaotic week, the lives of three conflicted New York City police officers are dramatically transformed by their involvement in a massive drug operation.
March 20, 2010 – The Bounty Hunter (Action, Comedy)
Director: Andy Tennant Screenwriter: Sarah Thorp Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler, Jason Sudeikis, Dorian Missick, Joel Marsh Garland
A bounty hunter learns that his next target is his ex-wife, a reporter working on a murder cover-up. Soon after their reunion, the always-at-odds duo find themselves on a run-for-their-lives adventure to Las Vegas.
March 27, 2010 – Clash of the Titans (Action, Fantasy) (Note: This can be swapped with next week’s movie)
Director: Louis Leterrier Screenwriter: Travis Beacham, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi Starring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Danny Huston, Gemma Arterton, Mads Mikkelsen, Jason Flemyng, Alexa Davalos, Izabella Miko, Nicholas Hoult, Pete Postlethwaite
The mortal son of the god Zeus embarks on a perilous journey to stop the underworld and its minions from spreading their evil to Earth as well as the heavens.
April 3, 2010 – How to Train Your Dragon (Animation, Fantasy) (Note: wide release on the March 26th)
Director: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrara, Jonah Hill, Craig Ferguson, Kristen Wiig
Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup's world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges he and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.
April 10, 2010 – Repo Men (Action, Thriller) (Note: This movie goes into wide release on the 2nd)
Director: Miguel Sapochnik Screenwriter: Eric Garcia, Garrett Lerner Starring: Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Liev Schreiber, RZA, Alice Braga, Carice van Houten
Set in the near future when artificial organs can be bought on credit, it revolves around a man who struggles to make the payments on a heart he has purchased. He must therefore go on the run before his heart is repossessed.
April 17, 2010 – Kick-Ass (Action, Adventure)
Director: Matthew Vaughn Screenwriter: Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman Starring: Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson, Lyndsy Fonseca, Mark Strong, Chloe Moretz
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so. "Kick-Ass" is based on the groundbreaking, best-selling comic by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.
April 24, 2010 – The Losers (Action, Thriller) (Note: This movie goes into wide release on the 9th)
Director: Sylvain White Screenwriter: Peter Berg, James Vanderbilt Starring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Holt McCallany, Jason Patric
After being betrayed and left for dead, members of a CIA black ops team root out those who targeted them for assassination. Based on the graphic novel by Andy Diggle.