Today's Box Office: What's playing this weekend

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- If you are thinking of heading to a movie this weekend, we have everything you need to know before you go.

    THV Film Critic Jonathan Nettles joined Alyse on 'THV This Morning' to talk about this weekend at the box office.

    First up, Jonathan has heard that Dredd 3D is a really good movie with a ton of violence. It's an adaptation of a lesser known comic. In the future, there are no police, only street judges who, as it sounds, act as judge, jury, and executioner. Karl Urban plays the the title character Judge Dredd and he goes up against a drug lord who is holed up in a 200-level building. When she knows Dredd is coming, she tells everyone in the building and they're all gunning for him.

    Next up is House at the End of the Street. This is a horror movie starring Jennifer Lawrence of The Hunger Games and Elizabeth Shue as a daughter and mother who move into a new house that happens to be next door to where a horrific murder took place and where evil still lives.

    If you're looking for something a litte more heartwarming, check out Trouble with the Curve. Clint Eastwood plays a talent scout whose age is catching up to him. As the team he works for debates letting him go, he's joined on his latest scouting trip by his daughter (played by Amy Adams).

    Another film that will tug at your heart strings is Unconditional. This is a religious based film about a woman whose life is shattered when her husband is killed in a sensenless act of violence and her attempt to reclaim her faith in God and people. 

    Jonathan actually got the chance to review End of Watch and says that while he was expecting the typical cop movie where some rogue police officers go out to solve a crime, find some corruption and take everybody down, this one was not like that. The crime that happens in the film only serve as a vehicle to move the story. This is actually more like a character study of two L-A-P-D officers and the bond between and brotherhood of being a police officer. At times it was difficult to watch, not because of any gruesomeness or violence (although there is plenty of that) but most of the story is told from dashcam video, the recorders the officers wear on their uniforms, and other hand-held cameras. Jonathan admits that while he had to look away from the screen a few times on this one but he still recommends this flick.

    Out on DVD this week are:

    - The Cabin in the Woods
    - Katy Perry: Part of Me
    - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    - The Magic of Belle Isle
    - Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures

    Want to see a free movie? Here's your chance. An early screening of the animated film Hotel Transylvania is taking place on Saturday, September 22nd at 10am at the Rave Theater on Colonel Glenn in Little Rock a full week before its theatrical release. For your chance to receive free passes, log on to www.gofobo.com/rsvp and enter RSVP code: "KTHVSUWB". Passes are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Having a pass does not guarantee admission.

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