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:
Addiction Incorporated (Documentary, PG-13): Directed by Charles Evans Jr.
Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Comedy, Family, G): Directed by Mike Mitchell and starring Jason Lee, Matthew Gray Gubler, Amy Poehler, Jesse McCartney and Andy Buckley.
Carnage (Comedy, R): Directed by Roman Polanski and starring Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Christoph Waltz and Elvis Polanski.
Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (Documentary, Special Interest, R): Directed by Alex Stapleton and starring Roger Corman.
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (Action, Suspense, PG-13): Directed by Brad Bird and starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton and Josh Holloway.
On the Ice (Drama, Suspense, R): Directed by Andrew Okpeaha MacLean and starring Frank Qutuq Irelan, Adamina Kerr, John Miller, Josiah Patkotak and Rosabelle Kunnanna Rexford.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (Action, Adventure, PG-13): Directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris and Rachel McAdams.
New DVD releases for the week of Dec. 13 include:
Circumstance (Drama, R): Directed by Maryam Keshavarz and starring Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa and Nasrin Pakkho.
Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (Action, Crime, PG-13): Directed by Hark Tsui and starring Andy Lau, Bingbing Li, Carina Lau and Tony Leung Ka-fai.
Fright Night (Horror, Comedy, R): Directed by Craig Gillespie and starring Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Imogen Poots and Toni Collette.
Kill Katie Malone (Horror, Suspense, R): Directed by Carlos Ramos Jr. and starring Dean Cain, Masiela Lusha, Stephen Colletti, Nick Hogan and Cassandra Jean.
Kung Fu Panda 2 (Comedy, Family, PG): Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and starring the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan and Seth Rogen.
The Legend is Born: IP Man (Action, Drama, Not Rated): Directed by Herman Yau and starring Yu-Hang To, Siu-Wong Fan, Sammo Hung, Huang Yi and Rose Chan.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Science Fiction, Action, PG-13): Directed by Rupert Wyatt and starring James Franco, John Lithgow, Freida Pinto, Tom Felton and Brian Cox.
The Smell of Success (Comedy, PG-13): Directed by Michael Polish and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Tea Leoni, Ed Helms, Kyle MacLachlan and Frances Conroy.
Tanner Hall (Comedy, Drama, R): Directed by Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg and starring Rooney Mara, Georgia King, Brie Larson, Amy Ferguson and Tom Everett Scott.
If I could only watch one movie at the theatre this week, it would be “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” and if I had to pick just one DVD to rent this week, it would be “Fright Night.”
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.