New to Theatres This Weekend: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Parker, Movie 43

It’s another cold and depressing January weekend as we have three major releases hitting theatres, only one of which actually screened for critics. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters may seem the most likely to be a hit based on Jeremy Renner’s involvement, but the horror-comedy genre rarely goes over well with mainstream moviegoers. The comedy anthology film Movie 43 also has some pretty big names, but the title is terrible and it feels like something that should have gone the VOD route. As for Parker, it looks like just another middle-of-the-road Jason Statham action flick. In select theatres, keep an eye out for Don Coscarelli’s trippy horror fantasy John Dies at the End and the documentary Happy People: A Year in the Taiga, which is produced and narrated by Werner Herzog. What will you be watching this weekend?

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