New Movie Reviews: 'Spy Kids 4,' 'Conan the Barbarian,' 'One Day,' 'Fright Night' in Theaters This Weekend

9:54 PM PST 08/18/2011 by Paula Zulian
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"Conan the Barbarian"

What is THR's critical take on the new films hitting the cinemas Friday?

Moviegoers have a slew of options this weekend.

On Friday, Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang and Rose McGowan star in the rebooted Conan the Barbarian, directed by Marcus Nispel.

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Meanwhile, David NichollsOne Day, a best-selling romantic novel, has been adapted for the big screen. The movie, from director Lone Scherfig, stars Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess and Patricia Clarkson.

Also opening this weekend is Fright Night, a remake of the 1985 vampire-themed original. It's directed by Craig Gillespie and stars Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabar return for their fourth film in the franchise with Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D,   this time working with a pregnant secret agent, played by   Jessica Alba.

See what The Hollywood Reporter's critics have to say about those films -- and others opening this weekend -- and find out how well they are expected to perform at the box office.

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Conan the Barbarian
Bottom Line:
Nonstop blood-and-guts action aimed at game boys and emotionally stunted lovers of adolescent fantasy.
Click here to read The Hollywood Reporter's review.

One Day
Bottom Line:
An unusual but ultimately successful piecemeal approach to romantic drama that follows a couple on the same day for each of 20 years.
Click here to read THR's review.

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Fright Night
Bottom Line:
This decent remake of the ’80s vampire favorite should satiate horror fans.
Click here to read THR's review.

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
Bottom Line: Smelly and unnecessary fourth entry in the once-palatable series.
Click here to read THR's review.

Mozart's Sister
Bottom Line: The story of the other prodigy named Mozart is brought to life with insight and a deft blend of historical fact and fiction.
Click here to read THR's review.

Amigo
Bottom Line:
Good looking, atmospheric and steeped in the culture of the rural Philippines of the time, Amigo follows what happens when a U.S. platoon occupies the village of San Isidro deep in the rice paddies far from Manila.
Click here to read THR's review.

Flypaper
Bottom Line:
Although tempting enough to initially attract audiences, this caper comedy may have trouble getting them to stick around, despite a starry cast.
Click here to read THR's review.

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Griff the Invisible
Bottom Line:
A superhero wannabe fights the forces of loneliness and alienation in this uneven Aussie indie.
Click here to read THR's review.

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