Friday, June 15, 2012

In Cinemas This Weekend: Tom Cruise is a rock star.

5 films are released into cinemas this weekend and once again it seems to be a quiet week on the major film front. The films released this week are ones that most wouldn't have heard of if they weren't big movie fans. 2 of these films have been circuiting the film festivals around the world, one is an English sports flick coinciding with the upcoming Olympics, and one is a musical. Perhaps there is a hidden gem in there that is about to shock us all. Have a look below.

1. ROCK OF AGES is the first film to be released this weekend and it is a musical starring Tom Cruise as a long haired rock star. This alone makes it sound intriguing. The film is about a boy and girl meeting up whilst they pursue their Hollywood dreams, leading them to a bar run by Alec Baldwin which is the home of many top superstars. On the other hand a group of women are protesting against the club and want it closed down. Also starring: Julianne Hough & Diego Boneta. Sing along song?

2. Next up is Robert Pattinson's latest flick which isn't a Twilight movie. In COSMOPOLIS Pattinson is directed by David Cronenberg and plays a billionaire whose live crumbles around him whilst he goes for a haircut. The trailer makes this film look a weird mix of consumerism vs capitalism along with Pattinson shooting through his own hand, strange. Also starring: Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon & Mathieu Amalric. Odd ball drama?

3. This year's The Sixth Sense is RED LIGHTS a film about psychics and illusion. Robert DeNiro is an illusionist put under the spotlight after his worst critic is killed. Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver are sent in to investigate whether his act is really an illusion. Also starring: Elizabeth Olsen. What will you believe?

4. A film to pair up with the Olympics in London is up next. Noel Clarke writes and stars in FAST GIRLS, which follows a young girl's journey into the Great Britain Olympic running team. Her coach has a lot of faith in her but her new team mates believe her to be a liability. Also starring: Bradley James, Rupert Graves & Lenora Crichlow. Will you run to catch this?

5. Finally is A ROYAL AFFAIR, a film about a revolution against a monarchy started by a young Queen having an affair with her physician. The revolution is set to change a nation and fight against an insane King. Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, Alicia Vikander & David Dencik. A touch of history?

There are your 5 for the week and each seem intriguing in their own way without either one really standing out. This week will all depend on your fancy and on which film your local cinema will be showing, as not all of these are showing nationwide. I'll let you know on Monday which film I chose.

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