Wednesday, September 18, 2013

This week's movie picks are 'Prisoners' and 'World War Z'

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:

- +1 (Suspense, Not Rated): Directed by Dennis Iliadis and starring Rhys Wakefield, Logan Miller, Ashley Hinshaw, Natalie Hall and Megan Hayes.

- Battle of the Year (Drama, PG-13): Directed by Benson Lee and starring Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, Josh Peck, Chris Brown and Terrence Jenkins.

- C.O.G. (Comedy, Drama, R): Directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez and starring Jonathan Groff, Troian Bellisario, Corey Stoll, Dale Dickey and Casey Wilson.

- The Colony (Action, Science Fiction): Directed by Jeff Renfoe and starring Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton, Kevin Zegers, Charlotte Sullivan and John Tench.

- Enough Said (Comedy, Drama, PG-13): Directed by Nicole Holofcener and starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette and Ben Falcone.

- Haute Cuisine (Comedy, Drama, PG-13): Directed by Christian Vincent and starring Catherine Frot, Arthur Dupont, Jean d’Ormesson and Hipplyte Girardot.

- Parkland (Drama, PG-13): Directed by Peter Landesman and starring Zac Efron, Billy Bob Thornton, Ron Livingston, Paul Giamatti and Tom Welling.

- Prisoners (Suspense, Crime, Drama, R): Directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo and Paul Dano.

- A Single Shot (Crime, Drama, Suspense, R): Directed by David M. Rosenthal and starring Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Ted Levine, Jeffrey Wright and Jason Isaacs.

- Thanks for Sharing (Comedy, Drama, R): Directed by Stuart Blumberg and starring Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Robbins, Joely Richardson and Josh Gad.

New DVD releases this week include:

- Behind the Candelabra (Drama, Not Rated): Directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd and Debbie Reynolds.

- The Bling Ring (Drama, Crime, R): Directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Kirsten Dunst, Katie Chang and Israel Broussard.

- Disconnect (Drama, Suspense, R): Directed by Henry Alex Rubin and starring Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Alexander Skarsgard, Paula Patton and Max Thieriot.

- The East (Drama, PG-13): Directed by Zal Batmanglij and starring Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell, Julia Ormond and Patricia Clarkson.

- Scenic Route (Drama, Suspense, R): Directed by Kevin Goetz and Michael Goetz and starring Josh Duhamel, Dan Fogler, Miracle Laurie, Christie Burson and Pete Michael Goetz.

- Somebody Up There Likes Me (Comedy): Directed by Bob Byington and starring Keith Poulson, Nick Offerman, Jess Weixler, Stephanie Hunt and Marshall Bell.

- World War Z (Suspense, Action, Horror, PG-13): Directed by Marc Forster and starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale and Elyes Gabel.

If I could only watch one movie at the theatre this week, it would be “Prisoners,” and if I had to pick just one DVD to rent this week, it would be “World War Z.”

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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