Films Out Today - 10th September
If you want to do something this weekend but don't know what, then why not head to the cinema and check out the latest releases?
Here on Haydon's Movie House, I'll be telling you all about the latest pictures at the cinema weekly!
Here are the new films for this week!
'Tamara Drewe' (dir: Stephen Frears, 2010), Cert: 15
Stephen Frears directs this big-screen adaptation of the comic strip by Posy Simmonds. Gemma Arterton stars as Tamara Drewe, a former ugly duckling turned glamourpuss who makes a triumphant return to the sleepy Dorset village of Ewedown. Having spent a few years in London reinventing herself as a music journalist and sex kitten, Tamara now makes an indelible mark on the village and its clutch of middle-class, sex-obsessed residents including philandering novelist Nicholas Hardiment (Roger Allam), narcissistic pop star Ben Sergeant (Dominic Cooper), teenage tearaways Jody and Casey (Jessica Barden and Charlotte Christie), and Tamara's lovestruck former boyfriend, Andy (Luke Evans).
'Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D' (dir: Paul W.S. Anderson, 2010), Cert: 15
Fourth film in the series based on the popular computer game. Milla Jovovich reprises her role as Alice, who continues to fight against the Umbrella Corporation. Following new information, she heads to Los Angeles where she seeks out any survivors of the T-virus epidemic. Characters Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory) and Claire Redfield (Ali Larter), who appeared previously in the series, are back to help defeat the Undead. The group of survivors attempt to strengthen their numbers and find refuge, but can they escape the city which is infested with zombies?
'Going the Distance' (dir: Nanette Burstein, 2010), Cert: 15
Romantic comedy starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long. When Erin and Garrett meet on a blind date, they both know that they don't want a serious relationship; after all, Erin is leaving town in only six weeks' time. Vowing to 'keep things light', the two embark on a fun short-term fling, hampered only by the antics of Garrett's eccentric live-in father. But as the time comes for Erin to leave, they both realise they feel more deeply for one another and decide at the last minute to try a long-distance relationship - despite repeated warnings from their friends. Can they overcome the challenges posed by the many miles that divide them and do what it takes to 'go the distance'?
'Cyrus' (dir/s: Jay and Mark Duplass, 2010), Cert: 15
Indie comedy written and directed by the Duplass brothers. Seven years after splitting up with his wife Jamie (Catherine Keener), dejected Los Angeles divorcee John (John C. Reilly) is still single and has all but given up on the idea of meeting somone new. But then out of the blue he meets the beautiful, spirited and single Molly (Marisa Tomei). Unfortunately, it isn't until after he has fallen head over heels in love with her that he discovers there is a major catch: her seriously peculiar and very dependent 20-something son Cyrus (Jonah Hill) - who, it becomes startlingly apparent, is far from ready to share his beloved mother with another man.
'The Runaways' (dir: Floria Sigismondi, 2010), Cert: 15
Teenage friends Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart) and Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning) set out to form an all-girl rock group - an unthinkable feat in the macho music scene of 1970s LA. They fall under the Svengali-like influence of notorious LA rock impresario Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon), who sees the group's potential for outrageous success. With their raw talent and 'tough-chick' image, the band quickly earn a name for themselves. Flaunting her Bowie-meets-Bardot looks, Cherie is the band's sex kitten starlet, while Joan adds the pure rock 'n' roll heart. 'Runaways' chronicles Joan and Cherie's tumultuous relationship both on and off stage as the band starts to hit the big time. Written and directed by Floria Sigismondi, it's the story of how two rebellious girls became stars and paved the way for future generations of female rockers.
Hope this gives you some food for thought! :)