Wednesday, September 11, 2013

This week's movie picks are 'Insidious: Chapter 2' and 'Star Trek: Into Darkness'

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 or pick up at the local Redbox.

Movies that are scheduled to hit theatres this week include:

- And While We Were Here (Drama, Romance, R): Directed by Kat Coiro and starring Kate Bosworth, Jamie Blackley, Iddo Goldberg and Claire Bloom.

- Blue Caprice (Drama, Suspense, R): Directed by Alexandre Moors and starring Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond, Tim Blake Nelson, Joey Lauren Adams and Leo Fitzpatrick.

- The Family (Action, Comedy, Crime, R): Directed by Luc Besson and starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron and John D’Leo.

- Insidious: Chapter 2 (Horror, PG-13): Directed by James Wan and starring Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey and Lin Shaye.

- The Investigator (Drama, PG-13): Directed by Curtis Graham and starring Wade Williams, David M. Sanborn, Evan Brady, Dayton Sinkia and Carlos Garriga.

- Jayne Mansfield’s Car (Drama, Comedy, R): Directed by Billy Bob Thornton and starring Thornton, Robert Duvall, Robert Patrick, Katherine LaNasa and Frances O’Connor.

- Mademoiselle C (Documentary): Directed by Fabien Constant and starring Carine Roitfeld, Donatella Versace, Karl Lagerfeld and Tom Ford.

- Mother of George (Drama, R): Directed by Andrew Dosunmu and starring Isaach De Bankole, Danai Gurira, Yaya Alafia, Anthony Okungbowa and Bukky Ajayi.

- A Strange Brand of Happy (Comedy, PG-13): Directed by Brad Wise and starring Rebecca St. James, Joe Boyd, Shirley Jones, Marty Ingels and Joe Stevens.

- Wadja (Drama, PG): Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour and starring Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd and Sultan Al Assaf.

New DVD releases this week include:

- Chasing Ice (Documentary, PG-13): Directed by Jeff Orlowski and starring James Balog, Svavar Jonatansson, Adam LeWinter, Louie Psihoyos and Kitty Boone.

- Delete (Comedy, Not Rated): Directed by Steve Barron and starring Seth Green, Gil Bellows, Keir Gilchrist, Janet Kidder and Matt Frewer.

- The Last Keepers (Family, Drama, PG-13): Directed by Maggie Greenwald and starring Virginia Madsen, Zosia Mamet, Sam Underwood, Joshua Bowman and Aidan Quinn.

- Love is All You Need (Romance, Comedy, Drama, R): Directed by Susanne Bier and starring Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm, Kim Bodnia, Sebastian Jessen and Paprika Steen.

- Peeples (Comedy, Romance, PG-13): Directed by Tina Gordon Chism and starring Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson and Tyler Williams.

- Star Trek Into Darkness (Action, Science Fiction, PG-13): Directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Alice Eye and Karl Urban.

- War Witch (Drama, War, Not Rated): Directed by Kim Nguyen and starring Rachel Mwanza, Alan Lino Mic Eli Bastien, Serge Kanyinda, Mizinga Mwinga and Ralph Prosper.

- We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks (Documentary, R): Directed by Alex Gibney.

- Wish You Were Here (Drama, Mystery, R): Directed by Kieran Darcy-Smith and starring Felicity Price, Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, Antony Starr and Nicholas Cassim.

If I could only watch one movie at the theatre this week, it would be “Insidious: Chapter 2,” and if I had to pick just one DVD to rent this week, it would be “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

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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