Six films are released in cinemas this weekend, that's right six!! Quite a lot of releases really considering the box office is being slated at the moment due to poor films and poor takings. I'm not saying that because there are a lot of films released this weekend it means they will be good, but the more films there are the more chance one will be. I don't agree with the way people are saying the film industry is struggling due to one poor week at the box office. It was officially the worst takings for ten years last week, despite films such as The Possession and Lawless being released. I believe that people just decided to not go to the cinema that weekend. These two films won't be everyone's cup of tea, and it was possibly the weekend to get children sorted for back to school, and the weather was exceptional. Personally I don't think there is anything to worry about but to make sure let's hope one of these films listed below will blow the box office open this weekend.
1. First up are the people who 'do the things you can only dream of.' The film version of seventies television cop show THE SWEENEY is hitting cinemas. Starring Ray Winston and Ben Drew as the Regan and Carter, who lead a Flying Squad within the police force in order to catch a hardened criminal. Also starring: Damien Lewis & Hayley Atwell. Can they outrun the Sweeney?
The Sweeney trailer
2. Kids film PARANORMAN is about a young boy who takes on ghosts, zombies, and adults in the hope to save his town from a curse. Boasting the voices of Anna Kendrick and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, ParaNorman is bound to please children and adults alike. Also starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee & Tucker Albrizzi. Can Norman defeat the Paranormal?
3. Joseph Gordon Levitt appears once again on the big screen but this time on a push bike through New York City. In PREMIUM RUSH he plays a bike messenger who picks up an envelope which a dirty cop wants to get his hands on, but Levitt's morals lead Michael Shannon's cop through the city on two wheels. Also starring: Danila Ramirez & Kym Perfetto. Can he ride like hell?
Premium Rush trailer
4. Have you been married for thirty years? Has the sex life dried up? If so follow Meryl Streep's Kay and Tommy Lee Jones' Arnold as they attend an intense week-long relationship course run by Steve Carell in the hope of getting their marriage back on track. The film is called HOPE SPRINGS and I'm sure will give us some uncomfortable moments. Also starring: Jean Smart. Will they get it on?
Hope Springs trailer
5. Woody Allen writes, directs and stars in TO ROME WITH LOVE which shows us the lives of some of the visitors and residents of Rome as romance blossoms and adventures run wild. An all star cast and much loved director should bring this film off the ground. Also starring: Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, & Ellen Page. Is Rome the place for love?
To Rome With Love trailer
6. Finally is a poltergeist film set in Yorkshire during the seventies. WHEN THE LIGHTS WENT OUT is based on the true story of a family in Yorkshire who encounter an evil spirit who threatens to ruin their placid existence. Starring: Kate Ashfield, Martin Compston, Peter Egan, & Tracey Goodwin. Will they handle the dark?
When The Lights Went Out trailer
There are a whole list of films to potentially bring enthusiasm back to the box office. I'm sure The Sweeney will bring many seventies children to the cinema, Gordon Levitt also attracts audiences, and if all else fails there is the loved Woody Allen to go and see. This could be the week to lay rest to all those disbelievers in cinema, but it may need your help so get out and see one of these.