Friday, May 11, 2012

In Cinemas This Weekend: Yet another Tim Burton/ Johnny Depp/ Helena Bonham Carter collaboration.

There are 4 mainstream movies being released nationwide in cinemas today. It is a bit of a change from recently having 1 or 2 being released each week. The only problem is this weekend doesn't really see any film jump out as the one to watch this weekend. Each film looks alright but nothing that is going to set the world alight. Have a look at them below and you will see what I mean.

1. The first release is the next collaboration between Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. You may think that these 3 together may become stale but let's hope it doesn't just yet. This new film is DARK SHADOWS, a remake of an old television show. The story follows Depp's Barnabas Collins who breaks free of imprisonment and heads back to his family home. He later realises he has been turned into a vampire by a witch whose sexual advances he spurned and now she threatens his new family living in his old home. Also starring: Michelle Pfeiffer & Eva Green. A comedy vampire film?

2. Next is a film involving hundreds of man eating fish. The film is a sequel to the 3D movie Piranha and this one is brilliantly titled PIRANHA 3DD. This time the piranha have respawned and burst their way into the waters of a water park, which of course is at full capacity due to it being opening weekend. Starring: Danielle Panabaker, Ving Rhames, David Hasselhoff & Katrina Bowden. More fishy fun?

3. Mel Gibson is also back this weekend in HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION. He plays a career criminal who is placed in a Mexican prison where he learns to survive through a 9 year old boy. It is nice to see Mel back on screen and by the looks of the trailers he could be back to his action packed best. Also starring: Peter Stormare, Dean Norris & Bob Gunton. Glad to see Mel back?

4. Finally we see a comedy team up with Jason Segel and Ed Helms. The two leads automatically inspire comedy but by all accounts the tone of this one is firmly turned down. The film is called JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME, which follows Jeff finally leaving his Mother's basement to run an errand. He instead spends the day with his brother who is tracking his possibly adulterous wife. Also starring: Judy Greer & Susan Sarandon. Hangover star meets

There are your 4 films for the week. Like I said not one jumps out at me but a couple seem worth a watch. Piranha 3DD was initially not meant to have a cinema release in the UK but public demand made it happen. Perhaps that will be the big film of the week. Head out have a look and I'll tell you what I saw on Monday.

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