Opening Wide: Where The Wild Things Are, Law Abiding Citizen, Paranormal Activity, Stepfather

by | October 16, 2009 at 5:43 PM | The Movies

Here’s what’s opening in theaters nationwide this weekend, and it’s an interesting mix. For horror fans, there’s The Stepfather remake as well as the buzz-crazy Paranormal Activity getting its wide release after fans demanded it (which The Stepfather folks likely weren’t counting on). There’s some “Biblical” revenge happening as Gerard Butler’s Law Abiding Citizen goes off the reservation, and there’s the moody kid flick Where The Wild Things Are that’s not your average obnoxious festival of colors and loud noises.

Where The Wild Things Are
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Spike Jonze’s labor of love brings Maurice Sendak’s classic and challenging children’s book to feature-film life, telling the story of a kid named Max (Max Records) who is acting out and fighting against the changes happening in his family by retreating to a land of freedom populated by moody monstrous beasts who make him their king.

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Law Abiding Citizen
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When Gerard Butler’s family is murdered and his slick lawyer Jamie Foxx makes a deal with the defendants instead of going for the harshest justice, he goes off the deep end on a complete terror spree to try and bring down the entire justice system.

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The Stepfather
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This horror remake features a military cadet (Penn Badgley) comes home to find his mother (Sela Ward) involved with a new man (Dylan Walsh) who turns out to be a psycho.

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Paranormal Activity
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The freaky low-budget indie ghost flick with the tremendous word of mouth finally expands to theaters nationwide, so you can see just what it is that’s giving people nightmares.