No matter what the weather is where you live, a hard rain is falling in movie theaters this weekend.
The biggest new release is "Noah," director Darren Aronofsky's epic telling of the story of the Old Testament hero (Russell Crowe) and his family building an ark to save the Earth's innocent creatures when a flood comes to wipe out humanity. The movie peppers the Genesis version of the story with aspects from other versions creating a rich if sometimes messy interpretation. But it's ruggedly presented, visually powerful, and well acted by a cast that includes Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ray Winstone.
Also opening this week is "Sabotage," an aggressively stupid and gratuitously violent crime drama. Arnold Schwarenegger stars as the head of a crack DEA squad that's implicated in corrupt behavior and, after an investigation goes nowhere, is being murdered one at a time. Director David Ayer ("End of Watch") creates a cesspool of lurid scenarios, gory crime scenes, illogical plot twists, crazy acting and macho chest-beating.