Wednesday, September 25, 2013

This week's movie picks are 'Rush' and 'Iron Man 3'

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:

- As I Lay Dying (Drama, R): Directed by James Franco and starring Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Danny McBride, Ahna O’Reilly and Logan Marshall-Green.

- Baggage Claim (Romance, Comedy, PG-13): Directed by David E. Talbert and starring Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Taye Diggs, Adam Brody and Djimon Hounsou.

- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Family, Comedy, PG): Directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn and starring the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte and Kristen Schaal.

- Don Jon (Comedy, R): Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Tony Danza, Julianne Moore and Brie Larson.

- Metallica: Through the Never (Music, Action, Mystery, R): Directed by Nimrod Antal and starring Dane DeHaan, James Hefield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo.

- Morning (Drama, R): Directed by Leland Orser and starring Jeanne Tripplehorn, Laura Linney, Leland Orser, Kyle Chandler and Elliott Gould.

- Muscle Shoals (Documentary, Music, PG): Directed by Greg “Freddy” Camalier.

- Rush (Action, Drama, R): Directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara and Stephen Mangan.

- Shepard & Dark (Documentary, Not Rated): Directed by Treva Wurmfeld and starring Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark.

- We Are What We Are (Drama, Horror, R): Directed by Jim Mickle and starring Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner, Kelly McGillis, Odeya Rush and Wyatt Russell.

New DVD releases this week include:

- Apartment 1303 (Suspense, R): Directed by Michael Taverna and starring Mischa Barton, Rebecca De Mornay, Julianne Michelle, Corey Sevier and John Diehl.

- Fill the Void (Drama, PG): Directed by Rama Burshtein and starring Hila Feldman, Razia Israeli, Yiftach Klein, Renana Raz and Ido Samuel.

- Iron Man 3 (Action, Adventure, PG-13): Directed by Shane Black and starring Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, James Badge Dale and Guy Pearce.

- I Spit on Your Grave 2 (Horror, R): Directed by Steven Monroe and starring Jemma Dallender, Joe Absolom, Yavor Baharov, Aleksandar Sleksiev and Mary Stockley.

- The Kings of Summer (Comedy, Drama, R): Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and starring Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Nick Offerman, Moises Arias and Alison Brie.

- Redemption (Action, Suspense, R): Directed by Steven Knight and starring Jason Statham, Senem Temiz, Vicky McClure, Benedict Wong and Lee Asquith-Coe.

- Room 237 (Documentary): Directed by Rodney Ascher.

- Unfinished Song (Drama, Comedy, PG-13): Directed by Paul Andrew Williams and starring Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Eccleston and Anne Reid.

- V/H/S 2 (Horror, Suspense, R): Directed by Simon Barrett, et. al. and starring Adam Wingard, Kelsy Abbott, Lawrence Michael Levine, Hannah Hughes and L.C. Holt.

If I could only watch one movie at the theatre this week, it would be “Rush,” and if I had to pick just one DVD to rent this week, it would be “Iron Man 3.”

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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