There are many, many films being released into cinemas this weekend. So many that even Bond and Twilight are losing screening times and are being shown like any other film. There are 8 films just being released this weekend and that is on top of some pretty great films already being shown. Plenty to pick from then so there should definitely be something you are willing to watch. As usual there are a couple of foreign films that will only be released in Independent Cinemas but if they suit your fancy I'm sure they will be easy to find. Take a look below at the long list of movies coming to you today.
1. A child-like, animated Avengers from DreamWorks comes first in RISE OF THE GUARDIANS. Santa Claus must round up his fellow guardians; the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost, and Sand Man to help him do battle against an evil spirit let loose on Earth. With the Guardians being the protectors of all children, they must stop this evil before it ruins their imaginations forever. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher, & Chris Pine. Can they protect the kids?
Rise Of The Guardians trailer
2. James Patterson novel are famous for one of his greatest characters, and despite once being played by Morgan Freeman, is getting a reboot. ALEX CROSS will now be played by Tyler Perry who must do all he can to stop a skilled serial killer who deals in torture. Cross finds himself more involved in this one case when he learns that a family member who was murdered had connections to this killer, and Cross has vowed revenge. Also starring: Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols, & Giancarlo Esposito. Would you cross Alex Cross?
Alex Cross trailer
3. Clint Eastwood is back on the screen for the first time in four years in TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE. He plays a baseball talent scout who is past his best as his eye sight is shot and he has trouble following the ball. With his reluctance to retire keeping him going his daughter quits her job to go on a scouting trip with him in the hope she can help him make the correct judgement call. Also starring: Amy Adams, John Goodman, & Chelcie Ross. Can they make the correct call?
Trouble With The Curve trailer
4. Next we have another take on the classic tale GREAT EXPECTATIONS but this time it is directed by Mike Newell. The story is still the same only with a more up to date cast. This version stars Ralph Fiennes as an unknown benefactor to an orphan who helps him in time of need. Watching from the shadows he then sees this young boy grow into the perfect gentleman with the aid of his riches. Also starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, & Jason Flemyng. Will he live up to expectations?
Great Expectations trailer
5. A lonely teacher is at the heart of THE HUNT. After fighting for custody of his son, to which he loses, this teacher's life takes time to get back to normal. When he finds love it all starts to change but it is all too good to be true and an innocent white lie about to resurface is on the brink of shattering his new found happiness. Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, & Lasse Fogelstrom. Could a lie shatter you?
The Hunt trailer
6. YOU ARE HOME is a Turkish romantic drama that begins after a painful separation. We then follow a broken-hearted girl who returns to her parents to recover. Her authoritarian Father has never forgiven her for leaving with the man who broke her heart and she faces more struggle in reconnecting with her suffering family, especially when she meets another man who her Father doesn't approve of. Starring: Ozcan Deniz, Gizem Denizci, Fahriye Evcen, & Ozay Fecht. Is home really the safest place?
You Are Home trailer
7. Polish comedy drama MY FATHER'S BIKE follows the story of three generations of family who take a road trip across Poland when they receive some tough news. For the first time in years the family begin to connect and it has all come with a price meaning, they are unsure whether to be happy or sad. Starring: Michal Urbaniak, Artur Zmijewski, Krzysztof Chodorowski, & Witold Debicki. Can tragedy be a blessing?
My Father's Bike trailer
8. Finally comes the next feature film from Brit director Ben Wheatley. SIGHTSEERS is the tale of a couple venturing on a caravanning holiday during the summer. However things take a sinister turn for the worst and the couple, due to high tension and pressures, find themselves on a killing spree across the scenic countryside. Starring: Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Eileen Davies, & Richard Glover. What flips your switches?
We are at the end then, finally. This has to be the most films released in one week for a long while. I've done some research into local cinemas and 5 of these 8 will be shown in mainstream cinemas, with The Hunt, You Are Home, and My Father's Bike being found in the smaller theatres within your town. Lots to choose from, lots to enjoy and lots of catching up to do as you won't see even half of these in one weekend. See you next week.