Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My movie picks this week are 'Bad Teacher' and 'The Adjustment Bureau'

It’s Wednesday, so today I give you my weekly list of movies that will open in theatres this week as well as a 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:

- Bad Teacher (Comedy, R): Directed by Jake Kasdan and starring Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, John Michael Higgins and Lucy Punch.

- A Better Life (Drama, PG-13): Directed by Chris Weitz and starring Jose Julian, Demian Bichir, Dolores Heredia, Joaquin Cosio and Carlos Linares.

- Cars 2 (Family, Animation, Comedy, G): Directed by Brad Lewis and starring the voices of Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Bonnie Hunt and Cheech Marin.

- The Names of Love (Comedy, Romance, Not Yet Rated): Directed by Michel Leclerc and starring Jacques Gamblin, Sara Forestier, Zinedine Soualem, Carole Franck and Jacques Boudet.

- Turtle: The Incredible Journey (Documentary, Special Interest, Not Yet Rated): Directed by Nick Stringer and starring Miranda Richardson.

New DVD releases for the week of June 21 include:

- The Adjustment Bureau (Romance, Science Fiction, Suspense, PG-13): Directed by George Nolfi and starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, Terence Stamp and John Slattery.

- Cedar Rapids (Comedy, R): Directed by Miguel Arteta and starring Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, Isiah Whitlock Jr. and Sigourney Weaver.

- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (Family, PG): Directed by David Bowers and starring Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Robert Capron, Peyton List and Rachael Harris.

- Unknown (Drama, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, PG-13): Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and starring Liam Neeson, January Jones, Frank Langella, Diane Kruger and Aidan Quinn.

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

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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