I say new releases but there is only one this weekend. Studios have effectively abandoned this weekend to the leviathan that Interstellar is expected to be. The latest film from Christopher Nolan is expected to continue his pattern of ideas driven, character based movie making. Mankind must face up to a future where the Earth can no longer support us. Keeping my expectations in check is proving very difficult but I expect I’ll be watching this more than once. If I enjoy the first showing I’ll be making the trip to the nearest IMAX theater.
In terms of counter programming the best I have to offer is Say When starring Keira Knightly, Sam Rockwell and Chloe Grace Moretz. From the trailer it looks like Knightly will be playing a young women who is refusing to grow up and commit to her long term relationship.
If small scale and Indie floats your boat check out The Skeleton Twins about (surprise, surprise) twins who coincidentally cheat death of the same day. This drives them to try and repair their relationship. The film stars Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader.