This Week’s Releases
Posted on February 8, 2012
Next week it’s Valentines day, so of course there are plenty of date movies released this week including The Vow which sees newly weds Paige (Rachel McAdams) and Leo (Channing Tatum) involved in a car accident. Paige loses her memory and has to learn how to fall in love with Leo all over again.
If that’s not your ideal date movie then perhaps Daniel Radcliffe’s first post-Potter movie will do the trick. Woman in Black is based on Susan Hill’s ghost story of the same name and, if the trailer is anything to go by, is sure to have you clinging on to your date for dear life. Radcliffe plays Arthur Kipps a lawyer sent to Eel Marsh House to deal with the deceased owners affairs, here he uncovers tragedy and faces the ghosts of Eel Marsh’s past.
In case you’ve somehow missed the hype, this week also sees the release of The Muppets. This movie has scored well with the critics, rated four stars by The Guardian, Telegraph and Total Film. Even for those of you who are not fans, The Muppets release is likely to be a welcome event – at least it will see the end to those pesky Orange (Muppet’s) Show adverts they’ve been showing before every film since last Autumn!
Other releases this week include A Dangerous Method starring Keira Knightly, Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen and Vincent Cassel. This film examines the relationship between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung as they develop their groundbreaking theories on psychoanalysis and sees Jung embark on a dangerous affair with his Russian patient Sabina.
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THIS WEEK’S DVD AND BLU-RAY RELEASES
Or if you’re staying in this weekend, some superb films have been released on DVD and Blu-Ray this week.
Why not try One Day which tells the story of Emma and Dexter on the same day every year. You can see my full review here.
Also out this week are Woody Allen’s Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated Midnight in Paris, a romantic comedy about a couple who travel to Paris on their family’s business trip. As Gil takes daily walks around the city at midnight he learns something about his own life.
Or if you’re in the mood for a more Hollywood style rom-com, why not try Friends with Benefits starring Justin Timberlake and Mia Kunis, which sees Dylan and Jamie try to add sex to their friendship without complications. This movie might sound trashy, but it is surprisingly good.
For the more serious among you, Tyrannosaur has also been released this week. Joseph (Peter Mullan) is violent and on the path to self-destruction when he meets Hannah (Olivia Colman) a charity shop worker who seems to offer him a chance at redemption. Tyrannosaur scored a hat-trick at the British Independent Film Awards including Best Film, Best Actress and Best Director (Paddy Considine) and is nominated for Outstanding Debut at the BAFTAs taking place this Sunday.
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