Friday Films : 28th Feb’14

filmfriday headerToday is Friday- and that means that most of this weeks new releases are making there way into the cinema’s today, so here’s a quick rundown of what’s out there for you to see over the weekend. This week doesn’t see a huge amount of anticipated new releases but does see the launch of ‘Non-stop,’ ‘Ride Along’ and ‘Anchor-Man2: The legend continues…..continued’ so lets take a look at these

Non-Stop

This is the latest movie to hit the big screen staring Liam Neeson, and follows the regular pattern for his movies as of late. He is quickly becoming the go to action hero for smaller budget movies, but the problem with this is they all seem to be following the same pattern and have the same style of character he has played since ‘Taken.’ So I’m not expecting great things from this movie, the only real saving grace is that Liam Neeson is always good- despite the content of the movie.

The official synopsis for this movie is: An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account.

Ride Along

This is the latest and the newest police procedural style comedy to make its way into cinemas- and this one stars Ice Cube, and well know comedian Kevin Hart. The trailer for the film does nothing for me in all honesty, it doesn’t really show anything of immense side splitting humour, nor does it show anything new exciting to get me interested in this movie. Maybe its just me but this type of movie rarely does anything to excite me- so I guess ill be waiting till it comes on free TV at best.

The official synopsis for the movie is: Fast-talking security guard Ben joins his cop brother-in-law James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta in order to prove himself worthy of marrying Angela, James’ sister.

The Book Thief

This is easily the best, and most anticipated release of the week.The film stars Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson amongst others, and is an adaptation of the world famous book of the same name ‘The Book Thief.’ The film is directed by Brian Percival, who only has one other film release (also an adaptation) under his belt, but does appear from the reviews and the trailer to be well shot nd suited to the source material.

The official synopsis for this release is: Based on the beloved bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of a spirited and courageous young girl who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany.

As a bonus this week we also see the release of an extended edition of Anchor-Man2- I’m assuming if you’ve already seen the film its not worth the entry fee for an additional 32mins of footage, but for those who haven’t seen the movie I would recommend you check it out.

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