Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My movie picks this week are 'The Next Three Days' and 'The Last Airbender'

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 Friday include:

- The Next Three Days (Drama, Thriller, PG-13): Directed by Paul Haggis and starring Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Brian Dennehy and Lennie James.

- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (Action, Drama, Family, Fantasy, PG-13): Directed by David Yates and starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes.

- Heartless (Drama, Thriller, Not Yet Rated): Directed by Philip Ridley and starring Jim Sturgess, Clemence Poesy, Noel Clarke, Joseph Mawle and Eddie Marsan.

- Made in Dagenham (Drama, R): Directed by Nigel Cole and starring Sally Hawkins, Jaime Winstone, Nicola Duffett, Andrea Riseborough and Lorraine Stanley.

New DVD releases for the week of Nov. 16 include:

- The Last Airbender (Action, Family, Fantasy, PG): Directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Dev Patel, Jackson Rathbone and Shaun Toub.

- Disney’s A Christmas Carol (Family, Fantasy, Action, PG): Directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Jim Carrey, Robin Wright Penn, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Bob Hoskins.

- Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore (Action, Comedy, Family, PG): Directed by John Whitesell and starring Chris O’Donnell, James Marsden, Jack McBrayer, Nick Nolte and Christina Applegate.

- The Extra Man (Comedy, R): Directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini and starring Paul Dano, Kevin Kline, Katie Holmes, John C. Reilly and Marian Seldes.

- The Kids Are All Right (Comedy, R): Directed by Lisa Cholodenko and starring Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson.

- Lottery Ticket (Comedy, PG-13): Directed by Erik White and starring Bow Wow, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Loretta Devine and Keith David.

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

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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