The baseball season has begun, but the weather in most of the country still frustratingly refuses to move forward into actual spring. That’s why this weekend might be best spent at your local cinema, and luckily there are plenty of options at your disposal. In addition to some still-around must-sees like “Jane Eyre” and “Rango,” there is a lot opening this weekend. You could check out the haunted house movie “Insidious,” which is directed and written by the team of James Wan and Leigh Whannell, the creators of the first “Saw” flick. There’s also “Super,” the dark indie action comedy featuring “The Office” star Rainn Wilson as a wannabe masked hero. Another option is “Hop,” the animated adventure starring Russell Brand as the Easter Bunny. And if you’re tastes are extra-indie, there’s the action comedy “Cat Run,” the devastating cyber-stalking flick “Trust,” the Mexican circus documentary “Circo” (which features music by Calexico) and the mind-bending grindhouse homage “Rubber.”
But the big event this weekend is “Source Code,” the second feature from visionary director Duncan Jones (he created one of 2009’s best films in “Moon”). The envelope-pushing sci-fi film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier who is repeatedly sent back in time to try to prevent a bomb from exploding on a train. It’s a film full of mystery, action and jaw-dropping twists, and the cast gamely embraces the sometimes dense script.
In order to properly get yourself in the mindset of “Source Code,” check out the soundtrack playlist below. It features a solid batch of songs about codes (Paramore’s “Decode”), bombs (Rancid’s “Time Bomb”) and trains, beginning with Ozzy Osbourne’s immortal “Crazy Train.”