Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Releases - Week of November 19th

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Finnes,
Bill Nighy, Robbie Coltrane, John Hurt, Rhys Ifans,
Maggie Smith & Helena Bonham Carter
Directed by David Yates for distribution by Warner Brothers

The Plot: The final showdown with the evil Lord Voldemort (Finnes) begins as Harry Potter (Radcliffe) and friends try to track down the source of his power.
The Final Word: After a ten year ride, the Harry Potter film series is almost over, but fans of the iconic characters won’t have to say goodbye just yet. With the final installment being deemed too long, Warner Brothers had to split the last book into two films. Although despite their initial plans to release both movies in 3D, only part two (out next summer) will get the extra dimension treatment. Somehow, I don’t think that will really impact the box office…

Starring: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Nesson & Brian Dennehy
Directed by Paul Haggis for distribution by Lionsgate


The Plot: After his wife (Banks) is sent to prison for a murder he believes she didn’t commit, a husband (Crowe) plots a dangerous jailbreak.
The Final Word: Academy Award winner Paul Haggis returns to theatres for his highest profile film since he won the Oscar for “Crash.” In this remake of the French film Pour Elle, Crowe will try to give his career a much needed jump start. While the movie itself didn't start off with a strong buzz, this action drama with a edge, has come on strong in the last few weeks to become a legit dark horse.

Previewed next week: "Tangled," "Burlesque," "Love & Other Drugs," "Faster" & "The Nutcracker 3D."