Choosing from all the current release films can be a daunting task, which is why I've assembled this short list of movies now playing in theaters. Most are major release motion pictures, but one or two might require you to visit your local art house cinema. But no matter where you see them, I'm confident that you'll enjoy this blend of drama, comedy, action, and horror as much as I have.
Red – Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is a retired black-ops agent for the CIA. Now retired, he's having more than a little trouble adjusting to a quiet life in the suburbs. So when a team of assassins comes to kill him, he wastes no time in hitting the road to enlist the aid of his old associates (Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich). Meanwhile, a much younger agent (Karl Urban) has been given the task of tracking down Frank and "retiring" him for good. Filled with explosions, shootouts, and a likable cast, Red is an entertaining diversion for the popcorn crowd.
Let Me In – Based on the Swedish vampire film Let the Right One In, this Matt Reeves movie stars Kodi Smit-McPhee as a bullied 12-year-old suffering through the divorce of his parents. But things start looking up when Abby (Chloe Moretz) moves in next door, as she appears to be a girl his own age. He's wrong, however, as Abby is actually an ancient vampire who masks its appearance behind the gentle visage of a young girl. Bloody consequences await anyone who would get in the way of their friendship and budding romance.
Machete – After being left for dead by a vicious drug lord (Steven Seagal), a former federale (Danny Trejo) heads to Texas and becomes a day laborer. There, he gets involved in a plot to assassinate a racist politician (Robert De Niro), and soon Machete is framed, wounded, and on the run. Jessica Alba plays a sympathetic immigration agent, and our hero also receives assistance from a mysterious taco vendor (Michelle Rodriguez) and a gun-wielding priest (Cheech Marin). Machete takes a lighthearted look at the nation 's immigration problem while throwing in plenty of bullet-riddled bodies and over-the-top performances.
Conviction – Hilary Swank stars in the true story of Betty Anne Waters, a devoted sister who earns a law degree in order to free her wrongfully imprisoned brother (Sam Rockwell). This inspirational drama co-stars Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo, and Juliette Lewis.
Jackass 3D – Johnny Knoxville and his pals return for the third feature film based on the gross-out MTV series. This time around, Steve-O, Bam Margera, Jason Acuna and others will risk life and limb in hilariously dangerous stunts including pinning a tail on a real donkey, pulling a tooth out with a sports car, and playing tether ball with an active beehive . But the topper has to be Steve-O being launched into the air inside a full port-a-potty. Do not see this one of a full stomach, especially since it's in 3D.
: I hope you ' ve the I enjoyed this list of movies now playing in theaters around the globe. The next time you feel like venturing out to your local multiplex, you'll have a number of possibilities right at your fingertips. And even if you do not get to see them all, there's still the DVD and Blu-ray releases to look forward to.