How time flies when your having fun and here we are another week of new film releases fresh off the press for our enjoyment, so whats in store this week? Well the cullen have returned for an second installment but they’ve brought some royality and four legged hairy friends, aJewish man’s life falls apart in front of him in America’s 1960s. A high ranking director turns comedic whistleblower, time shifting family story from present day to world war 2 to southern softies along with french slummers and a classic rendition of a james Joyce novel.
You must be saying it’s going to be Twilight as the movie of the week, isnt it? No, Im going to do my best simon cowell impression and pass the buck to you guys, let you choose but if I was to pick a movie I would go for The Informant, starring Matt Damon. this sees Matt Damon and Steven Soderbergh rejoin together for the first time since the Ocean’s 11,12,13 movies and it shows how diverse an actor he is and how well he can hold the fort as a lead actor (though already knew that from Bourne). I do want to see this though this weekend i have 2 training days so ill have to catch up during the week sometime. I’m actually going to have A Serious Man as my second choice as its a Coen Brother’s feature and if you like dark, witty, comedy drama’s that are different the Coen 2 are you guys for a good flick, it is that time of the year they release there annual coen’s jamboree (Burn after Reading last November). Personall Twilight New Moon are the Jedward of the movies this week, if your NOT a Twilight fan you probably find the movies crap though when you watch entertaining at the same time.
As usual enjoy whatever movie you go and see and please send a review, so far since November 2008 I have received 1 review from a reader of my blog so why not get involved do your own review? All you have to do is include where, when and rating out of five along with the review and send it to : email@example.com. Enjoy the popcorn, enjoy the movie… until next week when we’ll have an law abiding fellow Paisley man and a paranormal investigation for Yevette Fielding and the Most Haunted team to look into.
comedy, Thriller (1hour 48mins)
Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale
What was Mark Whitacre thinking? A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Mark Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower, and in so doing exposes his company’s multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI. Rather than being jailed as a hero he finds himself – a little bit like a secret agent – in a hunt for evidence until, that is, the FBI start wondering exactly what is real in Whitacre’s story and what is a product of his rambling imagination.
Michael Stuhlbarg, Sari Lennick, Richard Kind
When physics professor Larry Gopnik’s well-organised life begins to unfold around him he takes refuge in a local motel and seeks advice from a series of rabbis, but none of them – it seems – has the wisdom to help him solve the problems of a socially inept brother who won’t move out, his wife and her lover’s demands for a divorce, or the student who’s trying to bribe him for a pass at a time when he risks losing all hope of getting tenure.
Fantasy, Romance (2hours 10 minutes)
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Michael Sheen
After the adventure of meeting the Cullen’s in Twilight, life for Bella doesn’t stay settled for long in the strange town of Forks after a disasterous birthday party convinces Edward that their love is impossible and he must leave her forever. Heartbroken, Bella finds some solace in the company of her friend Jacob until he reveals that he too has an inhuman secret of his own.
Drama (2hours 9minutes)
Romola Garai, Bill Nighy, Julie Christie
Set between present-day London and the idyllic British countryside before the Second World War is the story of the Keyes family. The eldest sibling Anne is a budding young actress who is in love with Foreign Office official Lawrence, but her seemingly perfect life begins to unravel when she stumbles across secret recordings of the anti-appeasement movement. While trying to discover the origin of these recordings, secrets are revealed which lead to the death of her friend. As war breaks out Anne discovers the truth and flees to London when she is caught and imprisoned, only then beginning to discover how badly she has been betrayed.
Documentary (1hour 19 minutes)
John Shuttleworth, Graham Fellows
The story follows John Shuttleworth as he attempts to decipher whether southerners are “softer” than people from the north. The Sheffield-born singer/songwriter begins his quest in the Channel Islands in the hopes of travelling north from there, however he ends up getting side-tracked by producer and neighbour Ken Worthington who vanishes at the beginning. Shuttleworth doesn’t actually leave the Channel Islands, he ends up having to finance the film through a series of local product placement agreements.
Drama (2 hours 20 minutes)
Milo O’Shea, Maurice Roëves, Barbara Jefford
Based on James Joyce’s 1922 novel. Poet Stephen Dedalus returns from exile just before his mother’s death. This time the hero is an ordinary Jew, Leopold Bloom, whose odyssey through the streets of Dublin on June 16th 1904 leads him through trials which parallel his classic prototype, Ulysses. Strick’s film is absolutely faithful to the book, and it contains sexually explicit language which was so controversial at the time that it contributed to it being baned in Ireland for over 30 years. Received an Academy Award Nomination for Best (Adapted) Screenplay and five BAFTA nominations.
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