Friday, June 1, 2012

In Cinemas This Weekend: Mirror Mirror on the wall.

5 films are being released in cinemas across the country today, with 2 of them being highly anticipated. It will be a tough call this week to decide what to head out to see as the 2 main releases both look very good, star some incredible actors (both star Charlize Theron!!) and have had a huge marketing campaign that has gotten everyone excited. One of these film has had so many trailers, TV spots, featurettes, pictures and video clips released for it that I've probably seen the entirety of the movie before I have even seen it, although I hope this won't be the case. Anyway have a look at this week's releases below and I'm sure you will venture to your nearby cinema more than once this weekend.

1. First up is the second Snow White adaptation of the year. The first one was the comedy Mirror Mirror and now we have the darker, more gothic take on the fairy tale in SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN. Kristen Stewart plays Snow White who is ordered to her death by the Evil Queen played by Charlize Theron. However the Huntsman, played by Chris Hemsworth, that the Queen sends to kill Snow White, ends up her protector and plots a quest to over throw the Evil Queen's terrible reign. Also starring: Sam Claflin. A dark take on a classic fairy tale?
2. Next up is one of the most anticipated films of the year. PROMETHEUS is the latest film from Director Ridley Scott, who brought us Alien over thirty years ago. With Prometheus he has given us a sort of prequel to that film which shows a new found heroine constructing a team to fly into space in order to discover the reasons for life and the key to the beginning of humanity. What they find however could possibly destroy everything they have worked for and everyone they have ever known. Starring: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender & Charlize Theron. Want to be heard screaming?
3. Miley Cyrus stars in the next film which is a romantic comedy about a girl who has her heart broken. LOL is the title of the film and is also short for her name which is Lola; perhaps the abbreviation for a text message may also have something to do with it also. As she struggles to get over her latest boyfriend, her best friend Kyle is there to help but he begins to gather his own feelings and struggles to decide whether to tell her. Also starring: Douglas Booth, Ashley Greene & Demi Moore. Want to lol, rotfl or lmao?
4.  Ken Loach's latest directed film appears to be a comedy drama, which is a change from the usual intense drama he gives us. In THE ANGELS' SHARE we follow a man who narrowly avoids jail so vows to change for his new born baby. He and his mates spend the day at a whiskey distillery which gives them an idea of how to escape the horrible rut they all find themselves in. Starring: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Gary Maitland & Jasmin Riggins. See the change in a onetime crook?
5. Finally we have a film released to coincide with the half term week coming up. A cartoon that has been around for years has finally been made into a feature film. TOP CAT: THE MOVIE sees our hero and his gang facing a new police chief who is unhappy with his officer's poor attempts at preventing Top Cat's scams. Starring: Raul Anaya, Jorge Arvizu, Mario Castaneda Partido & Jim Conroy. Back to a cartoon classic?
There are your 5 main releases for the week. Snow White And The Huntsman and Prometheus both look like fantastic additions to this year's releases. They both pose the dilemma of what to see this weekend but I think I know what I'd prefer to see first and it is the film that I have been waiting for ages for. Let me know what you see and come back Monday to see what I did.

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