With everyone being tired from all of their shopping, the new release community has attempted to give you a break this week. But what if you are looking for something to watch while relaxing after another day of pushing your way through endless crowds? Here are the few new choices you will have:
On Tuesday, the 27th:
- Lawless (2012): From director John Hillcoat (The Road), comes this gangster film set in 1931. Three brothers (Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Jason Clarke) become moonshiners, but things take a violent turn when a local mobster (Gary Oldman) gets involved. Also starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Guy Pearce, Lawless is said to be a beautifully filmed period piece that boasts strong performances throughout the cast. The only downside is a flawed story, but overall it’s still a worthwhile movie. If you are interested, you can read more thoughts on Lawless from 3 Guys 1 Movie.
- ParaNorman (2012): This is an animated tale of a young boy (Kodi Smil-McFee)that has the ability to speak with the dead. His is the town outcast until he finds a way to use his power to help save his town. It’s kind of an animated version of The Sixth Sense. Also starring the voice talents of John Goodman, Casey Affleck and Anna Kendrick, ParaNorman has received great reviews and looks like a solid animated film. I did read that it is not intended for young children and even provides plenty of scares for the older kids, so beware. For more opinions on ParaNorman you can here what the folks at French Toast Sunday think.
And on Friday, the 30th:
- MIB 3 (2012): What is there to say about the Men In Black series? Well, this time agents J and K (Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones) are back to save the world yet again, but this time J will have to go back in time to save a younger K (Josh Brolin) from being murdered by a time-traveling alien. (That is a sentence I never thought I would write!) Director Barry Sonnenfeld (Get Shorty, MIB 1 & 2) is back again as director, and Steven Speilberg has returned as executive producer, so the thought here is that if you liked the first two, I imagine you will have fun with this one as well. Also starring Emma Thompson, MIB 3 was a huge success this last summer, and they already have part 4 in the works.
Well, that’s it for now. All I can say is, “Where are all the classic films this week?” Happy Watching!
Back to Home for More Reviews