Wednesday, January 9, 2013
This week's movie picks are 'A Haunted House' and 'Dredd'
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:
- The Baytown Outlaws (R, Comedy, Action): Directed by Barry Battles and starring Eva Longoria, Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Wesley, Brea Grant and Serinda Swan.
- Gangster Squad (R, Drama, Crime): Directed by Ruben Fleischer and starring Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Michael Pena, Emma Stone and Sean Penn.
- A Haunted House (R, Comedy, Horror): Directed by Michel Tiddes and starring Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Cedric the Entertainer, Nick Swardson and David Koechner.
- Horrid Henry: The Movie (PG, Comedy, Family): Directed by Nick Moore and starring Anjelica Huston, Parminder Nagra, Richard E. Grant, Noel Fielding and Rebecca Front.
- Let My People Go! (Not Rated, Comedy, Romance): Directed by Mikael Buch and starring Nicolas Maury, Carmen Maura, Amira Casar, Clement Sibony and Jean-Francois Stevenin.
- Quartet (PG-13, Comedy, Drama): Directed by Dustin Hoffman and starring Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay and Sheridan Smith.
- Storage 24 (R, Horror): Directed by Johannes Roberts and starring Noel Clarke, Colin O’Donoghue, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Laura Haddock and Jamie Thomas King.
- Struck By Lightning (Comedy): Directed by Brian Dannelly and starring Chris Colfer, Rebel Wilson, Allison Jannery, Dermot Mulroney and Sarah Hyland.
New DVD releases for the week of Jan. 8 include:
- Compliance (R, Drama, Suspense): Directed by Craig Zobel and starring Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Bill Camp and Philip Ettinger.
- A Dangerous Place (PG-13, Suspense): Directed by Gregory J. Corrado and starring Kristen Dalton, Sal Rendino, Kevin Interdonato, Nicole Haddad and Carol Bayruns.
- Dredd (R, Action, Science Fiction): Directed by Pete Travis and starring Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Wood Harris and Rakie Ayola.
- Frankenweenie (PG, Comedy, Family): Directed by Tim Burton and starring the voices of Charlie Tahan, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Atticus Shaffer and Winona Ryder.
- Hit & Run (R, Comedy, Action): Directed by David Palmer and Dax Shepard and starring Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold and Beau Bridges.
- House at the End of the Street (PG-13, Horror, Suspense): Directed by Mark Tonderai and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Max Thieriot, Gil Bellows and Krista Bridges.
- Now is Good (PG-13, Drama, Romance): Directed by Ol Parker and starring Dakota Fanning, Jeremy Irvine, Paddy Considine, Olivia Williams and Kaya Scodelario.
- Samsara (PG-13, Documentary): Directed by Ron Fricke.
- Stolen (R, Action, Suspense): Directed by Simon West and starring Nicolas Cage, Malin Akerman, Josh Lucas, Danny Huston and Mark Valley.
- Wasted on the Young (R, Drama): Directed by Ben C. Lucas and starring Oliver Ackland, Adelaide Clemens, Alex Russell, Nathan Coenen and Patrick Cullen.
If I could only watch one movie at the theatre this week, it would be “A Haunted House,” and if I had to pick just one DVD to rent this week, it would be “Dredd.”
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.