|Updated: 2/08 5:14 pm
||Published: 2/08 5:07 pm
"Warm Bodies" and "Side Effects" are making their debut at the weekend box office.
One has some star power, while the other doesn't. But are either of them worth the price of a ticket.
Michael Cook keeps up with what's playing on the big screen and breaks down what these two flicks are all about.
A funny new twist on a classic love story, Warm Bodies is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human - setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.
A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison. This movie stars Channing Tatum, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Jude Law. Jonathan Banks is a successful psychiatrist who begins having sessions with Emily Taylor, a young married woman who is dealing with the jail release of her husband Martin. When Emily is reunited with Martin, Banks prescribes a drug called Ablixa to treat Emily's anxiety disorder. Soon after taking the drug, Emily awakens to find a dead body in her apartment, having murdered the person. Banks is then heavily criticized, investigated and questioned whether it was Emily's intention to murder the person, or if she is a victim of his medical treatment.