Friday, January 27, 2012

In Cinemas This Weekend: Oscar nominated Clooney in Oscar nominated The Descendants

There are 5 new films released today in cinemas across the UK. Have a read of what they are and head out and see one, or two, or three. I'll be seeing one and will review it on Monday.

1. George Clooney is first up in what is being stated as his best performance to date in THE DESCENDANTS. It's the story of a father attempting to reconnect with his daughters after his wife has a boating accident. Clooney must bring himself up to speed with his family and stop living in their shadows. Like he says Hawaii isn't always paradise. Also starring: Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller and Nick Krause. Want to see what all the fuss is about?

2. A welcome return to the screen from Liam Neeson in THE GREY, where he straps broken miniature alcohol bottles to his fists and takes on a hungry pack of wolves after his plane crashes down in Alaskan wilderness. Expect running, screaming and a lot of snow. Oh and of course Liam's brilliant delivery of iconic dialogue. Also starring: Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo and Dallas Roberts. Taken vs wolves excite you?

3. Changing the tone we get a love story in LIKE CRAZY. The story of Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones as they attempt a long distance relationship across the big pond. Will there love last as they move on with their lives and meet new people who they ultimately will fall for. Also starring: Jennifer Lawrence and Charlie Bewley. Fancy a weepy?

4. A new cartoon which doesn't seem to have had much press. It is the story of something obscure arriving in wee Paris. The film is titled A MONSTER IN PARIS and of course it is in 3D. It seems to be another take on the Hunchback of Notre Dam, where a monster lives hidden in a back yard and falls in love with a local singer. Starring: Mathieu Chedid, Vanessa Paradis, Gad Elmaleh and Francois Cluzet. Want to see how this one turns out?

5. Finally we have Clive Owen, hopefully in a film that works this time and not one that is disregarded from cinemas or just plain rubbish. Here he starts in INTRUDERS. A horror based on the birth of monsters and then passed on by the family. Let's hope it is better than it sounds. Also starring: Daniel Bruhl, Clarice Van Houten and Kerry Fox. Can Owen bring something to our attention?

There you have it this weeks big releases. Clooney the family man, Neeson against hungry wild wolves, Anton and Felicity missing each other like crazy, a 3D monster adventure or Clive Owen trying to stop the intruders. What will you see?

Head out have a look at one and tell us what you think. I'll be honest I can't make my mind up. A good week for cinemas me thinks.


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