Wednesday, September 4, 2013

This week's movie picks are 'Riddick' and 'Sharknado'

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:

- Adore (Drama, Romance, R): Directed by Anne Fontaine and starring Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Ben Mendelsohn, Xavier Samuel and Sophie Lowe.

- The Future (Drama, Not Yet Rated): Directed by Alicia Scherson and starring Rutger Hauer, Manuela Martelli, Luigi Ciardo, Nicolas Vaporidis and Alessandro Giallocosta.

- Good Ol’ Freda (Documentary, Music, PG): Directed by Ryan White and starring Freda Kelly.

- Hell Baby (Comedy, Horror, R): Directed by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon and starring Leslie Bibb, Rob Corddry, Thomas Lennon, Riki Lindhome and Rob Huebel.

- Riddick (Science Fiction, Action, R): Directed by David Twohy and starring Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Dave Bautista, Katee Sackhoff and Bokeem Woodbine.

- Populaire (Comedy, R): Directed by Regis Roinsard and starring Romain Duris, Deborah Francois, Berenice Bejo, Shaun Benson and Melanie Bernier.

- Salinger (Documentary, PG-13): Directed by Shane Salerno and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, John Cusack, Martin Sheen and Tom Wolfe.

- Snake & Mongoose (Drama, PG-13): Directed by Wayne Holloway and starring Jesse Williams, Richard Blake, Noah Wyle, John Heard and Ashley Hinshaw.

- Touchy Feely (Comedy, Drama, R): Directed by Lynn Shelton and starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Allison Janney, Ellen Page, Scoot McNairy and Josh Pais.

- The Ultimate Life (Drama, Family, PG): Directed by Michael Landon Jr. and starring Bill Cobbs, Peter Fonda, Ali Hillis, Lee Meriwether and Logan Bartholomew.

New DVD releases this week include:

- Cockneys vs.Zombies (Horror, Comedy, Not Rated): Directed by Matthias Hoene and starring Michelle Ryan, Rasmus Hardiker, Harry Treadaway, Georgia King and Ashley Bashy Thomas.

- Empire State (Action, Crime, R): Directed by Dito Montiel and starring Dwayne Johnson, Nikki Reed, Liam Hemsworth, Emma Roberts and Michael Angarano.

- From Up on Poppy Hill (Family, Romance, PG): Directed by Goro Miyazaki and starring the voices of Sarah Bolger and Anton Yelchin.

- The English Teacher (Rated R): Directed by Craig Zisk and starring Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano, Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins and Nathan Lane.

- The Iceman (Crime, Drama, R): Directed by Ariel Vromen and starring Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta and David Schwimmer.

- The Lords of Salem (Horror, Suspense, R): Directed by Rob Zombie and starring Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Ken Foree and Dee Wallace.

- Now You See Me (Suspense, Action, Crime, PG-13): Directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson and Mark Ruffalo.

- Sharknado (Action, Suspense, Not Rated): Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante and starring Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, John Heard, Cassie Scerbo and Jaason Simmons.

- Stories We Tell (Documentary, PG-13): Directed by Sarah Polley.

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

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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