Thursday, 28 April 2011
Box Office Preview: 28-04-2011
Arthur - Director: Jason Winer. Starring: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig and Nick Nolte. Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures. Age Restriction: 10LM. Running Time: 108 Minutes.
Yes I know Russell Brand is an annoying man-child with possibly the most irritating British accent known to man. Yes I know this film pretty much tanked in the US and the critics didn't like it either. But still, for some reason, I want to see it based on this trailer alone which actually looks quite funnny. I'll probably end up disappointed but I'll give it a try nonetheless and so should you.
Thor - Director: Kenneth Branagh. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins. Distributor: Paramount Pictures. Age Restriction: 10VM. Running Time: 114 Minutes.
I think I pretty much said all that I had to say about Thor in my previous post about the film and I have nothing more to add. I will reserve any further judgement for after I have seen the film. If I am served humble pie then I will gladly eat it but the odds of that happening are very remote.
From Prada To Nada - Director: Angel Garcia. Starring: Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega and Kuno Becker. Distributor: Lionsgate. Age Restriction: 10M. Running Time: 107 Minutes.
Oh dear! To quote one of the comments on the YouTube page where I found this trailer: " This movie has more cheese than a four cheese pizza with extra cheese." It clearly is just an Hispanic version of the tried and tested riches to rags film sub-genre that's been done to death and beyond a million times before and it really doesn't get any more generic than this. Avoid at all costs!
Get Low - Director: Aaron Schneider. Starring: Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, Lucas Black and Scott Cooper. Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics. Age Restriction: 10L. Running Time: 101 Minutes.
This looks be the most intriguing film coming out this weekend by some distance. It has an interesting premise with a very talented cast to boot so I'd recommend you give it a try if and when you can.