Sci-fi, horror or comedy? Take your pick. All three genres have movies opening in wide-release this weekend.

In ‘John Carter,’ the war-weary title character is inexplicably transported to Mars and becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet.

‘Silent House’ is the story of a young woman who finds herself sealed inside her family’s secluded lake house, where panic turns to terror as events become increasingly ominous.

And in ‘A Thousand Words,’ Eddie Murphy stars as fast-talking literary agent Jack McCall, whose life comes unglued after a magical tree mysteriously appears in his backyard.

Here’s a sneak peek of all three:

John Carter

Directed by: Andrew Stanton
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Willem Dafoe, Thomas Haden Church
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Silent House

Directed by: Chris Kentis
Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, Eric Sheffer Stevens, Julia Taylor Ross, Adam Barnett, Haley Murphy
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A Thousand Words

Directed by: Brian Robbins
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Kerry Washington, Cliff Curtis, Clark Duke, Allison Janney
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