Looks like it is going to be a rather slow week as far as movie releases go with only one wide release. But for movie lovers like me there's always something to watch. Here are my choices for movies to look forward to this week...
1. Couples Retreat
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Malin Ackerman, Kritstin Davis, Kristen Bell and Faizon Love
Director: Peter Billingsley
Me thinks: Couples **Retreat is your usual comedy about four usual couples who go vacationing to a tropical island resort and discover (as the movie's tagline suggests), it may be paradise but it's no vacation!** This looks like a funny take on all the real world problems that couples face....the perfect movie to watch on a lazy Sunday with the boyfriend or the husband me thinks. Can't wait! Check out the trailer below...
2. An Education
Cast: Peter Sarsgaard, Carey Mulligan, Alfred Molina, Rosamund Pike
Director: Lone Scherfig
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:85%
Me thinks: **An Education is essentially a **coming-of-age story that revolves around a bright young woman whose life completely changes when she meets a charming man almost twice her age. And suddenly as with every love story, real or otherwise, she's faced with difficult choices that must be made. I know the story sounds like it's been done a million times over but there's just something about London in the 1960's that makes me want to watch this....
2. The Damned United
Genre: Biopic and sports
Cast: Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Jim Broadbent
Director: Tom Hooper
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:90%
Me thinks **: The Damned United is based on the **real life story of Brian Clough's 44 day reign as the manager of Leeds United, one of the best football clubs in 1970's England. Honestly, sports movies are not for me at all but this one looks like it has enough drama, fritction perhaps even some dark humor to keep even non believers like me interested .
That should cover all you comedy lovers, sports fanatics and die-hard romantics. So which movies are you looking forward to watching this week? And if you do end up watching any of these, please keep me posted on how they were...