Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My movie picks this week are 'Faster' and 'The Expendables'

It’s Wednesday, so today I give you my weekly list of movies that will open in theatres this week as well as my list of movies that will be released this week on DVD.

I hope this will serve as a useful guide as to what’s going on this week if you happen to be near a movie theatre or if you’re looking for something to drop into your NetFlix queue.

Movies that are scheduled to hit theatres this week include:

- Burlesque (Musical, PG-13): Directed by Steve Antin and starring Christina Aguilera, Cher, Cam Gigandet, Stanley Tucci and Kristen Bell. (Opens on Nov. 24)

- Faster (Action, R): Directed by George Tillman Jr. and starring Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Maggie Grace and Carla Gugino. (Opens Nov. 24)

- The King’s Speech (Drama, R): Directed by Tom Hooper and starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce and Timothy Spall. (Opens Nov. 26)

-The Legend of Pale Male (Documentary, Special Interest, Not Yet Rated): Directed by Frederic Lilien. (Opens on Nov. 24)

- Love and Other Drugs (Drama, Not Yet Rated): Directed by Edward Zwick and starring Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal. (Opens on Nov. 24)

- Nutcracker in 3D (Fantasy, PG): Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. (Opens on Nov. 24)

- Tangled (Animation, Comedy, Family, PG): Directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard and starring Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman and M.C. Gainey. (Opens on Nov. 24)

- Truth in Numbers? (Documentary, Special Interest, Not Rated, Opens Nov. 30)

New DVD releases for the week of Nov. 23 include:

- The Disappearance of Alice Creed (Drama, Thriller, R): Directed by J. Blakeson and starring Gemma Arterton, Martin Compston and Eddie Marsan.

- Eat Pray Love (Drama, PG-13): Directed by Ryan Murphy and starring Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins and Billy Crudup.

- The Expendables (Action, R): Directed by Sylvester Stallone and starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews and Jet Li.

- Flipped (Comedy, Romance, Family, PG): Directed by Rob Reiner and starring Callan McAuliffe, Madeline Carroll, Rebecca De Mornay, Anthony Edwards and John Mahoney.

- I’m Still Here (Documentary, R): Directed by Casey Affleck and starring Joaquin Phoenix, David Letterman, Casey Affleck, Antony Langdon and Sean Combs.

If I could only watch one movie at the theatre this week, it would be “Faster,” and if I had to pick just one DVD to rent this week, it would be “The Expendables.”

In the end, let me know if you get a chance to watch any of the new movies in theatres this week or if you’ve already seen any of the movies that have just been released on DVD. What did you think about them? Which would you recommend? Let us know in the comments section below.

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