New Movie Releases: Friday, January 18, 2008
Some very good movies opening this weekend. Something for everyone. Check out the new releases for the upcoming weekend.
- Cassandra’s Dream (Drama) – The story of two Cockney brothers (Farrell and McGregor) in south London and their relationship with a young woman (Atwell) who lands in London on her search for fortune. She crosses the two men by accident on her path and when one of them falls in love with her, she becomes aware of her power to attract the opposite sex and uses this to the point of leading the two brothers, who are in financial difficulty, into crime, and creating a dangerous rivalry between the two men.
Cast: Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Tom Wilkinson, Hayley Atwell; Directed by: Woody Allen
- Mad Money (Comedy) – A crime caper where three working-class women conspire to rob their employer, narrated by one of the women. Based on a true story.
Cast: Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Katie Holmes, Ted Danson; Directed by: Callie Khouri
- 27 Dresses (Comedy) – Katherine Heigl, who earlier this year got “Knocked Up” in the hit motion picture comedy from Judd Apatow, and nabbed an Emmy® for her starring role as a surgical resident in “Grey’s Anatomy,” is always a bridesmaid but never a bride in the romantic comedy “27 Dresses.” From the screenwriter of “The Devil Wears Prada,” “27 Dresses” centers on Jane (Heigl), an idealistic, romantic and completely selfless woman…a perennial bridal attendant whose own happy ending is nowhere in sight. But when younger sister Tess captures the heart of Jane’s boss – with whom she is secretly in love – Jane begins to reexamine her “always-a-bridesmaid…” lifestyle.
Cast: Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Edward Burns, Melora Hardin; Directed by: Anne Fletcher
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- Cloverfield (Horror) – On the eve of his departure for Japan, Rob (Michael Stahl-David) sees his going-away party as an opportunity to confess unresolved feelings and tie up loose ends. His agenda takes an unexpected turn when a jolt shakes the revelers. The crowd quiets down to watch news reports of an earthquake, then rushes to the roof to assess the damage. A fireball explodes on the distant horizon. A power failure follows. Confusion gives way to panic as the partygoers stumble through the blackout and into the streets.
Cast: Blake Lively, Mike Vogel, Lizzy Caplan, Michael Stahl-David; Directed by: Matt Reeves