Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My movie picks this week are 'The Iron Lady' and 'Apollo 18'

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:

Angels Crest (Drama, R): Directed by Gaby Dellal and starring Thomas Dekker, Lynn Collins, Jeremy Piven, Mira Sorvino and Kate Walsh.

The Iron Lady (Drama, PG-13): Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and starring Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Roger Allam and Harry Lloyd.

Pariah (Drama, R): Directed by Dee Rees and starring Adepero Oduye, Charles Parnell, Kim Wayans, Pernell Walker and Sahra Mallesse.

A Separation (Drama, PG-13): Directed by Asghar Farhadi and starring Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hoosseini and Sarina Farhadi.

Ten Year (Drama, PG-13): Directed by Jamie Linden and starring Channing Tatum, Kate Mara, Rosario Dawson, Justin Long and Lynn Collins.

New DVD releases for the week of Dec. 27 include:

Apollo 18 (Science Fiction, Suspense, PG-13): Directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego and starring Warren Christie, Ryan Robbins, Ali Liebert, Andrew Airlie and Lloyd Owen.

Armed and Deadly (Drama, Suspense, R): Directed by Andrzej Mrotek and starring Lisa Varga, Audrey Landers, Diane Ford, Toni Ann Rossi and Ken Stellingwerf.

Brighton Rock (Drama, Crime, R): Directed by Rowan Joffe and starring Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Helen Mirren, Pete Postlethwaite and Andy Serkis.

Final Destination 5 (Horror, R): Directed by Steven Quale and starring Emma Bell, Nicholas D’Agosto, Miles Fisher, Courtney B. Vance and Arlen Escarpeta.

The First Grader (Drama, PG-13): Directed by Justin Chadwick and starring Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Sam Feuer, Nick Reding and Israel Makoe.

Game Time (Drama, PG-13): Starring Phil Haus and Jason Hurt.

Hostel: Part III (Horror, R): Directed by Scott Spiegel and starring Thomas Kretschmann, Kip Pardue, John Hensley, Sarah Habel and Barry Livingston.

Love Crime (Suspense, Crime, Not Rated): Directed by Alain Corneau and starring Ludivine Sagnier, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patrick Mille and Julien Rochefort.

The Pool Boys (Comedy, R): Directed by J.B. Rogers and starring Matthew Lillard, Efren Ramirez, Rachelle Lefevre, Tom Arnold and Robert Davi.

The Tunnel (Suspense, Horror): Directed by Carlo Ledesma and starring Bel Delia, Andy Rodoreda, Steve Davis and Luke Arnold.

If I could only watch one movie at the theatre this week, it would be “The Iron Lady,” and if I had to pick just one DVD to rent this week, it would be “Apollo 18.”

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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