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New Movie Releases: ‘Final Destination 5,’ ‘The Help’ and More [VIDEOS]

Final Destination 5
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In what has ironically turned out to be the franchise that just won’t die, ‘Final Destination 5′ opens in theaters Friday, promising more gore, more violence and, yes, more death.

If you’re sick of the franchise, or if you just prefer something lighter, there are two comedies brand-new to choose from this weekend. One is the R-Rated ’30 Minutes or Less,’ which re-teams Oscar-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg (‘The Social Network’) with his ‘Zombieland’ director, Ruben Fleischer, in this flick about a bank robbery gone horribly wrong.

Or, if you’re feeling a bit more musically inclined, there’s always ‘Glee Live! 3-D!’, the latest incarnation from Fox’s uber-successful TV series.

Of course, if you can’t wait until Friday to see a new movie, you’re in luck: Opening Wednesday is ‘The Help.’ Based on the best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett, it stars Emma stone as a young writer who, with the help of the maids in her Mississippi town, writes an expose on the awful ways in which the maids are treated by their white employees.

Below, get a rundown of the biggest movies opening in theaters this weekend.

‘Final Destination 5′

Directed by: Steven Quayle

Starring: Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma Bell and more

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‘The Help’

Directed by: Tate Taylor

Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Sissy Spacek and more

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’30 Minutes or Less’

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride

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‘Glee the 3-D Concert Movie’

Directed by: Kevin Tancharoen

Starring: Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, Dianna Agron and more

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‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

Directed by: Rupert Wyatt

Starring: James Franco, Freida Pinto, Brian Cox, Andy Serkis, John Lithgow, Tom Felton

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‘The Change-Up’

Directed by: David Dobkin

Starring: Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Leslie Mann

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‘Cowboys & Aliens’

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Starring: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde

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‘The Smurfs’

Directed by: Raja Gosnell

Starring: Neil Patrick Harris; featuring the voices of Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, George Lopez and more

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‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’

Directed by: John Requa

Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Marisa Tomei

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‘Captain America: The First Avenger’

Directed by: Joe Johnston

Starring: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper and more

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‘Friends With Benefits’

Directed by: Will Gluck

Starring: Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis

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‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2′

Directed by: David Yates

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes and more

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