Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My movie picks this week are 'Apollo 18' and 'Wrecked'

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.

Movies that are scheduled to hit theatres this week include:

Apollo 18 (PG-13, Science Fiction, Horror, Suspense): Directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego.

Bodyguard (Action, Comedy): Directed by Siddique and starring Salman Khan, Kareen Kapoor, Karism Kapoor and Reema Debnath.

The Debt (R, Drama, Suspense): Directed by John Madden and starring Sam Worthington, Helen Mirren, Ciaran Hinds, Tom Wilkinson and Marton Csokas.

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (PG-13, Thriller, Action, Crime): Directed by Hark Tsui and starring Andy Lau, Bingbing Li, Carina Lau and Tony Leung Ka-fai.

I’m Glad My Mother Is Alive (Not Rated, Drama): Directed by Nathan Miller and Claude Miller and starring Vincent Rottiers, Sophie Cattani, Christine Citti, Yves Verhoeven and Maxime Renard.

Love Crime (Not Rated, Crime, Drama, Suspense, Thriller): Directed by Alain Corneau and starring Ludivine Sagnier, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patrick Mille and Julien Rochefort.

Saving Grace B. Jones (R, Drama, Thriller): Directed by Connie Stevens and starring Tatum O’Neal.

Seven Days In Utopia (G, Drama, Family): Directed by Matt Russell and starring Robert Duvall, Deborah Ann Woll, Lucas Black, Melissa Leo and Brian Geraghty.

Shark Night (PG-13, Horror, Suspense, Thriller): Directed by David R. Ellis and starring Sara Paxton, Chris Carmack, Joel David Moore, Katherine McPhee and Dustin Milligan.

The Zombie Diaries 2 (Not Yet Rated, Horror, Thriller): Directed by Kevin Gates.

New DVD releases for the week of Aug. 30 include:

The 5th Quarter (PG, Drama): Directed by Rick Bieber and starring Aidan Quinn, Andie MacDowell, Ryan Merriman, Anessa Ramsey and Andrea Powell.

Bereavement (R, Horror, Crime): Directed by Stevan Mena and starring Alexandra Daddario, Michael Biehn, John Savage, Peyton List and Nolan Gerard Funk.

Children of the Corn: Genesis (R, Horror, Suspense): Directed by Joel Soisson and starring Billy Drago, Kelen Coleman, Barbara Nedeljakova, Duane Whitaker and Tim Rock.

Forks Over Knives (Not Rated, Documentary): Directed by Lee Fulkerson and starring Joey Aucoin, Neal Barnard and Gene Baur.

In a Better World (R, Drama): Directed by Susanne Bier and starring Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, Camilla Gottlieb and Satu Helena Mikkelinen.

Madea’s Big Happy Family (PG-13, Comedy, Drama): Directed by Tyler Perry and starring Tyler Perry, Loretta Devine, Cassi Davis, Isaiah Mustafa and Bow Wow.

The Perfect Host (R, Drama, Suspense, Thriller): Directed by Nick Tomnay and starring David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford, Helen Reddy, Nathaniel Parker and Joseph Will.

Prom (PG, Comedy, Drama): Directed by Joe Nussbaum and starring Aimee Teegarden, Nicholas Braun, Danielle Campbell, Riley Voelkel and Raini Rodriguez.

Skateland (PG-13, Drama): Directed by Anthony Burns and starring Shiloh Fernandez, Ashley Greene, Haley Ramm, Heath Freeman and Taylor Handley.

Wrecked (R, Drama, Horror, Suspense, Thriller): Directed by Michael Greenspan and starring Adrien Brody, Caroline Dhavernas, Ryan Robbins, Jacob Blair and Adrian Holmes.

If I could only watch one movie at the theatre this week, it would be “Apollo 18,” and if I had to pick just one DVD to rent this week, it would be “Wrecked.”

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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