Opening This Week: Passengers, Crossing Over and Paul Blart Are Coming Soon

Four films new to theaters this week- Passengers, Crossing Over, Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Coming Soon. Check out the previews below.

Passengers (2008)
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson
Director: Rodrigo Garcia
USA release: 24 October 2008 (limited)
Msia release: 16 April 2009
USA gross: $292,437
Worldwide gross: $4,423,290
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Runtime: 94 mins
Rated in USA: PG-13 for thematic elements including some scary images, and sensuality
Rated in Msia: PG-13
IMDb User Rating: 5.6/10
Rotten Tomatometer: 21%

When 5 people survive a tragic plane crash, Claire (Anne Hathaway) is assigned to counsel the survivors. The stories of the 5 lucky people clash with the airline's official statements. As the survivors start to disappear, Claire is determined to uncover the cause of all this mystery.

Crossing Over (2009)
Starring: Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Jim Sturgess
Director: Wayne Kramer
USA release: 27 February 2009 (limited)
Msia release: 16 April 2009
USA gross: $436,612
Worldwide gross: $721,372
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 113 mins
Rated in USA: R for pervasive language, some strong violence and sexuality/nudity
Rated in Msia: 18PL
IMDb User Rating: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatometer: 12%

Crossing Over is a multi-character canvas about immigrants of different nationalities struggling to achieve legal status in Los Angeles. The film deals with the border, document fraud, the asylum and green card process, work-site enforcement, naturalization, the office of counter terrorism and the clash of cultures. (IMDb)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
Starring: Kevin James
Director: Steve Carr
USA release: 16 January 2009
Msia release: 16 April 2009
USA gross: $143,162,362
Worldwide gross: $162,951,938
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 91 mins
Rated in USA: PG for some violence, mild crude and suggestive humor, and language
Rated in Msia: PG-13
IMDb User Rating: 5.5/10
Rotten Tomatometer: 32%

Paul Blart (Kevin James) is a security guard at a mall and is incredibly dedicated to his job. When the mall gets held up by criminals, taking hostages in the bank, Paul is justice's only hope. He becomes the police's inside man and attempts to single-handedly take down the crooks and save the hostages which includes his daughter.

I've seen this movie already and I must say it was pretty funny. Having said that, I felt that it wasn't up to Kevin James' regular standards if you know what I mean. But, regardless, it is a fun movie to watch with family and friends.

Coming Soon (2008)
Starring: Chantawit Tanasaewe, Worakan Rojanawat
Director: Sopon Sakdapisit (Shutter, Alone)
Country: Thailand
Language: Thai
Thailand release: 30 October 2008
Msia release: 16 April 2009
Genre: Horror
Runtime: 84 mins
Rated in Msia: 18PL

Shane and Yod attempt to illegally record a horror movie in the theater. Soon after, they find themselves living out the horror movie in the real world.

Until this day, I regard Shutter as one of the most frightening horror films I have ever seen. Had me terrified for days. Especially because of the scene where the ghost is climbing up the ladder. And the last scene where the ghost is on the dude's shoulders. Freaky! Well, Coming Soon should scare all our socks off, even more so if you watch it in the cinemas. So make sure you do.

Sources: Cinema Online, IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Box Office Mojo, YouTube

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