It’s a new week which means new sci-fi releases are hitting theaters this Friday! If you’re anything like me, you might like to shake off the stress of the week by watching a movie in your favorite theater. Sure, a trip to the movies costs money but if it gives you some much needed time away from your worries then that’s money well spent in my book.
Anyway, there are two new movies that are debuting at the end of the work week. First up is ‘Paul.’ Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (‘Hot Fuzz,’ ‘Shaun of the Dead’) reunite for the comedy adventure ‘Paul’ as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America’s UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever.
For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town — a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Collings (Frost).
Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes.
If that doesn’t interest you, then perhaps ‘Limitless’ will. Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro star in this action-thriller about a writer who takes an experimental drug that allows him to use 100 percent of his mind. As one man evolves into the perfect version of himself, forces more corrupt than he can imagine mark him for assassination.
Out-of-work writer Eddie Morra’s (Cooper) rejection by girlfriend Lindy (Abbie Cornish) confirms his belief that he has zero future. That all vanishes the day an old friend introduces Eddie to MDT, a designer pharmaceutical that makes him laser focused and more confident than any man alive.
Now on an MDT-fueled odyssey, everything Eddie’s read, heard or seen is instantly organized and available to him. As the former nobody rises to the top of the financial world, he draws the attention of business mogul Carl Van Loon (De Niro), who sees this enhanced version of Eddie as the tool to make billions.
But brutal side effects jeopardize his meteoric ascent. With a dwindling stash and hit men who will eliminate him to get the MDT, Eddie must stay wired long enough to elude capture and fulfill his destiny. If he can’t, he will become just another victim who thought he’d found invincibility in a bottle.
They both sound promising. So, do you plan on going to the movies this week? Be sure to let us know what you thought of either film! Use the comment box below to share.