Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My movie picks this week are 'TRON: Legacy' and 'The Town'

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:

- TRON: Legacy (Science Fiction, Action, PG): Directed by Joseph Kosinski and starring Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges, Beau Garrett, Bruce Boxleitner and Olivia Wilde.

- How Do You Know (Comedy, Drama, Romance, R): Directed by James L. Brooks and starring Reese Whiterspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd and Jack Nicholson.

- Rabbit Hole (Drama, PG-13): Directed by John Cameron Mitchell and starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Sandra Oh, Dianne Wiest and Tammy Blanchard.

- Yogi Bear (Action, Animation, Comedy, Family, PG): Directed by Eric Brevig and starring Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Tom Cavanagh and Andrew Daly.

New DVD releases for the week of Dec. 14 include:

- The Town (Action, Crime, R): Directed by Ben Affleck and starring Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Blake Lively, Titus Welliver, Chris Cooper and Pete Postlethwaite.

- The A-Team (Action, Comedy, PG-13): Directed by Joe Carnahan and starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Sharlto Copley.

- The Other Guys (Action, Comedy, PG-13): Directed by Adam McKay and starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton.

- The Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (Fantasy, Adventure, PG): Directed by Zack Snyder and voices by Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Emily Barclay and Sam Neill.

- Despicable Me (Animation, Fantasy, PG): Directed by Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and John Cohen and starring Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig and Julie Andrews.

- Micmacs (Comedy, R): Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Dany Boon, Andre Dussollier, Nicolas Marie, Jean-Pierre Marielle and Julie Ferrier.

- Mother and Child (Drama, R): Directed by Rodrigo Garcia and starring Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington, Jimmy Smits and Samuel L. Jackson.

- Nanny McPhee Returns (Comedy, Family, PG): Directed by Susanna White and starring Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rhys Ifans, Maggie Smith and Asa Butterfield.

- Cyrus (Comedy, Drama, R): Directed by Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass and starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, Marissa Tomei, Catherine Keener and Matt Walsh.

- Exit Through the Gift Shop (Comedy, R): Directed by Banksy and starring Banksy, Rhys Ifans and Thierry Guetta.

- Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (Documentary, Special Interest, R): Directed by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern and starring Joan Rivers, Jocelyn Pickett, Billy Sammeth, Kathy Griffin and Dr. Joy Browne.

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

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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