Thursday, 7 April 2011
Box Office Preview: 07-04-2011
Rio (3D) - Director: Carlos Saldanha. Starring: (Voice Cast) Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Tracy Morgan, Jamie Foxx and will.i.am. Distributor: 20th Century Fox Animation. Age Restriction: PG. Running Time: 95 Minutes.
It's animated. It's got Jesse "Mark Zuckerberg" Eisenberg. It's set in Rio. Most importantly, it looks good.
Unknown - Director: Jaume Collet-Serra. Starring: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn and Frank Langella. Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures. Age Restriction: 13V. Running Time: 113 Minutes.
Liam Neeson is in it!!!!!
The Eagle - Director: Kevin Macdonald. Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell Donald Sutherland and Mark Strong. Studio: Focus Features. Age Restriction: 13V. Running Time: 112 Minutes.
It's a swords and sandals film. Deduct points for having Channing Tatum in it. Add points for having Jamie Bell in it. Should be just about watchable.
Somewhere - Director: Sofia Coppola. Starring: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Michelle Monaghan, Chris Pontius and Simona Ventura. Studio: Focus Features. Age Restriction: 13SNL. Running Time: 98 Minutes.
It's directed by Sofia Coppola. She directed Lost In Translation. She is Francis Ford Coppola's daughter. You should really, really see this.
Barney's Version - Director: Richard J. Lewis. Starring: Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver, Rachelle Lefevre, Scott Speedman and Dustin Hoffman. Studio: Entertainment One. Age Restriction: 13DLS. Running Time: 132 Minutes.
Paul Giamatti won Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for this at the Golden Globes. And it was nominated for a Best Make-Up Oscar. Too bad it was made in Canada.
Thank You - Director: Anees Bazmee. Starring: Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Suniel Chetty, Irfan Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Celina Jaitley and Rimi Sen. Studio: UTV Motion Pictures. Age Restriction: TBA. Running Time: 130 Minutes.
It's a Bollywood film. There's lots of singing and dancing. You'll either love it or hate it.
I predict the family friendly Rio should win this weekend quite easily without any real challengers. From there on it will be a deadly fight to the death between Liam Neeson and Channing Tatum for second place. There will be blood...