Cinema Releases this week – 22nd January 2010

A Prophet (18)
Starring: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif

Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of a group of Corsicans who enforce their rule in the prison. As the ‘missions’ go by, he toughens himself and wins the confidence of the Corsican group. Very quickly, Malik uses all his intelligence to discreetly develop his own network. Read the full review here

Armoured (12A)
Starring: Columbus Short, Jean Reno, Matt Dillon,

A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist….against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when an unexpected witness interferes, the plan quickly unravels and all bets are off.

The Boys are Back (12A)
Starring: Clive Owen, Laura Fraser, George MacKay

Inspired by a true story, The Boys Are Back is a deeply moving, wryly confessional tale of fatherhood, that intimately evokes both the fragility and wonders of family life. It follows a witty, wisecracking, action-oriented sportswriter who, in the wake of his wife’s tragic death, finds himself in a sudden, stultifying state of single parenthood. Raising two boys – a curious six year-old and a rebel teen from a previous marriage — in a household devoid of feminine influence, and with an unabashed lack of rules, life becomes exuberant, instinctual, reckless… and on the constant verge of disaster. Read The Boys are back review

Veer (12A)
Starring: Gita Soto, Salman Khan, Sohail Khan

The bravest, the toughest, the strongest of the Pindaris is Veer. As Veer takes on the might of the British Empire, he also has to fight the conniving King of Madavgarh as well his own jealous tribesmen. But then the stakes are high… At stake is his love for princess Yashodhara, daughter of his sworn enemy… At stake is his thirst to avenge his father’s dishonour… At stake is his very existence itself… Cannons roar, swords clash in fierce battle, the dead pile up…..And when the dust settles down on the blood soaked land…one valiant warrior stands head and shoulders above them all – Veer!

Brothers (15A)
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire

Jim Sheridan’s film, adapted from Susanne Bier’s 2004 movie, concerns Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire), a Marine who receives orders to ship out for yet another tour of duty in Afghanistan. But before he leaves his supportive wife, Grace (Natalie Portman), and his two elementary-school-age daughters, Sam picks up his black sheep brother, Tommy (Jake Gyllenhaal), who has finished a prison stretch for robbing a bank. While overseas, Sam’s aircraft gets shot down and he’s thought dead. Back home, irresponsible Tommy gets his act together in order to be an anchor for Grace and the girls, and the two grow emotionally — though not physically — close. As the family finally begins to make peace with their grief, soldiers rescue POW Sam and he returns home. Sam’s experiences overseas have caused him such emotional turmoil, he has a difficult time adjusting to civilian life, and soon his fear and paranoia manifest themselves in the form of jealousy for his brother’s relationship with his wife. Read Brothers review

Moving To Mars: A Million Miles From Burma
Based on the lives of two Korean Families

Ninja Assassin (18)
Starring: Sung Kang, Randall Duk Kim, Jonathan Chan-Pensley

Trained since childhood to be a lethal killer, Raizo has since turned his back on the Ozunu clan that raised him and now seeks revenge for their heartless murders. Teaming up with Europol investigator Mika, Raizo steadily butchers his enemies while inching ever closer to the long-awaited bloody reunion with his former master. Read our Ninja Assasin review

Toy Story 2 (U)
Voices: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack

While Andy is away at summer camp Woody has been toynapped by Al McWiggin, a greedy collector and proprietor of “Al’s Toy Barn”! In this all-out rescue mission, Buzz and his friends Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, Rex and Hamm springs into action to rescue Woody from winding up as a museum piece. They must find a way to save him before he gets sold in Japan forever and they’ll never see him again!

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Having a huge passion for films I figured what better excuse to have for watching more than writing about them! My favorite films include Van Wilder, LOTR, Heat, and The shining. Im quite versatile and enjoy watching most types of films except romance - not really my scene..

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