FRIDAY 5TH FEBRUARY 2010: This Weeks New Releases
Another week is here! Its the friday feeling, well its actually thursday when Im writing this bowled over with the cold and so out of it today unable to do anything but go through 4 boxes of mansize tissues!!! Anyway its taken me to the last half hour of 4th Feb to eventually do something, so what we got this week?
Adolescent male teen on that sacred voyage to loose his virginity with the girl next door with the help of his alter ego, dirty Harry brings us the story of the rugby world cup of 1995 that brought a fragile divided country closer again after many years of mistrust. Disney go back to basics with an reworking of classic fairytale told jazz style. A up to date version of an classic Anime which many kids of the 1960’s and 1970’s enjoyed growing up stateside been Americanised and the soul ripped out. Finally Sarah Connor helping out a little “harden” there prospects of gaining a little extra doe on the side.
Not really got an movie of the week but I am hoping to go see YOUTH IN REVOLT starring Michael Cera, who holiday he was dreading turns out to the holiday from heaven when he he falls in love with the girl next door. He’s still a virgin and with help of his alter ego he sets out on the elusive journey of “manhood” with some distasterous outcomes. I never really like any of Michael previous movies and when the first trailer did show I wasnt that impressed but when the next trailer came i was hooked. INVICTUS stars Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as Steven Pienaar the south african rugby captain with old dirty harry him self Clint Eastwood directing. It sees the era when Nelson Mandela first came back into power after decades in jail, aprtheid has finished but still alot of mistrust between whites and blacks and Mandela uses the world cup to try reunite the nation that was torn apart for decades,. I do want to see this but I also dont want to see it so I would probably go for Youth In Revolt as my movie this week.
Other movies this week are from Walt Disney and PRINCESS AND THE FROG which is set during the Jazz era of New Orleans, but what is unique is the animators have opted for old school techinques instead of the high tech 3d animation. If you are a fan of Walt Disney, no matter how its created you are bound to love it! The animation when it came out in october stateside I was sitting on the line but I read the reviews, comments and have read review comments this week and Im not impressed, Im talking About ASTROBOY. More USA many adults who grew up in the late 1960’s, 1970’s grew up with the classic Dr Osama Tezuka cartoon an iconic part of your childhood. Roll on 2009/10 hollywood has got its dirty paws on it got big name actors like Nicholas Cage, Charlize Theron, samuel L Jackson and English actor Freddy Highmore better known as charlie from tim burtons willy wonka movie as Astroboy, just read my essay . Last but not least a small movie starring Linda Hamilton HOLY WATER, i’d be honest Ive never heard anything about it until yesterday.
Anyway whatever you see why not write a small review and help the blog survive!!! The Peoples movies was mentioned in 600 blogs you may have missed article on Totalfilm website so we are known by the big boys!!! Whatever you do enjoy the movie be it a new release or a current one and here’s whats in store next week:
Benico Del Toro needs an appointment with the hairdressers and the denist but only on a full moon. Zeus boy is kicking up a storm and looking for a theif, remember guys its nearly february 14th I hope you havent forgot!? A lesson on how to create fantastic animation from a Japanese master, Colin firth is own his own again and struggling during 1950’s america.
comedy (1hr 29 minutes)
Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Jean Smart
The irreverent story about the wild adventures of a teenage boy named Nick Twisp who meets the girl of his dreams while on a family vacation and has to turn his life and the lives of all those around him upside down in order to be with her.
Drama, Historical, Biopic (2hrs 13mins)
Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Scott Eastwood
After the fall of apartheid, South Africa was host to the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Mandela was in his first term as South African president, and he used the event as a way to end decades of mistrust and hatred between whites and blacks.
PRINCESS & THE FROG (U)
Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David
A classic fairytale that tells the story of an arrogant and care-free Prince Naveen and a hardworking waitress Tiana. Their paths cross when the former is transformed into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician. In an attempt to restore the prince to human form, Tiana kisses the amphibian royalty only to be changed into a reptile herself. With the help of a trumpet-playing alligator, a Cajun firefly, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree, Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell and fulfill their dreams.
Animation (1hour 35 minutes)
Toby is a highly advanced robot, created by Doctor Tenma in the image of his son who died in a tragic accident in the doctor’s science laboratory. When Tenma realises that the robot can never replace his son he decides to dismantle him, but before he gets the chance Toby falls from the window and becomes lost in Metro City. With his powers, Toby becomes both a friend and enemy to many and finds himself in a battle with Stone, the city’s militaristic president who is determined to absord Toby’s powers.
Once a thriving spa town, the village of Kilcoulins Leap was home to a famous Holy Well but now, in decline, offers little employment for its people. When local Postie, Podger Byrnes, comes up with a plan to hijack a consignment of Viagra and sell it on the open market in Amsterdam, his friends are desperate enough to try it. Not counting on the muscular response of Viagra’s makers, the boys panic and hide the lorry load of Viagra down the town’s Holy Well which leads to weird things…
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