"Hop," "Source Code," "Insidious" and other sneak previews into movies opening this week.
The Easter Bunny (voiced by Russell Brand) is accidentally hit by a car, and it’s up to the offending driver (James Marsden) to save Easter in a family comedy that mixes live action and animation.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga star in a gimmicky thriller in which the soul of Gyllenhaal’s government agent goes back in time to inhabit the body of a soon-to-be-dead passenger in order to search for clues as to who planted the bomb that blew up a Chicago commuter train.
Tom Shadyac, the director of several of Jim Carrey’s biggest hits, turns the camera on himself in a documentary exploring “what’s wrong with the world and how to fix it,” questions brought on after he suffers a near-fatal concussion in a bike accident.
Director James Gunn’s (“Slither”) dark, brutal and sometimes comical peek into the heart and soul of an everyday schlub (Rainn Wilson) who decides to become a superhero after his wife (Liv Tyler) is lured away by a local drug dealer (Kevin Bacon).
Josh Radnor, the lead character on “How I Met Your Mother,” tries his hand at directing with this 2010 Sundance Film Festival favorite about six 20-something New Yorkers searching for love.
Juliette Binoche (the best-actress winner at Cannes 2010) and opera singer William Shimell play a pair of art aficionados in a film that toys with perception and reality using paintings as a metaphor for what is authentic and what is fake in their budding romance.
WHEN WE LEAVE
An oppressed Turkish wife (Sibel Kekilli) grabs her young son and flees to Berlin in search of a better life, but complications and tragedy ensue.
Julian Schnabel (director of the vastly overrated “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”) turns his camera toward the Middle East in telling the story of a young girl growing up in East Jerusalem as she confronts the effects of occupation and war on her life.
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED
Music, specifically rock ‘n’ roll, comes to the rescue of a brain-injured young man (Lou Taylor Pucci) who begins to regain function by listening to the top rock acts from the 1960s. Based on the novel by Dr. Oliver Sacks, who also wrote the book “Awakenings.”
In this thriller, a married couple (Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne) discovers that dark spirits have possessed their new home, but when they flee in terror to a new residence, the demons are still there, threatening to take away their young son.