Weekly US film releases: Ben Affleck and Philip Seymour Hoffman direct
Wednesday 15 September 2010
On September 17, releases include a thriller directed by Ben Affleck and an indie film directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. There is also a teen comedy and an animated children's film in 3D hitting US theaters.
Directed by and starring Ben Affleck ( State of Play, Gone Baby Gone), the film co-stars Jon Hamm ( Mad Men), Jeremy Renner ( The Hurt Locker), Blake Lively ( Gossip Girl), Rebecca Hall ( Vicky Cristina Barcelona), and Pete Postlethwaite ( Inception). The story follows a thief who attempts to juggle his feelings for a bank manager, a victim of his earlier robbery, as the FBI bear down to stop him and his crew.
Alpha and Omega
This animated family adventure in 3D features the voices of Dennis Hopper (TV show Crash), Justin Long ( Alvin and the Chipmunks), Christina Ricci ( Speed Racer), and Danny Glover ( 2012). The tale follows two young wolves from the same pack sent off to a foreign land who need each other to get back home. http://www.alphaandomega3d.com/
Jack Goes Boating
Philip Seymour Hoffman's directorial debut features the actor ( Doubt, The Invention of Lying) and co-stars Amy Ryan ( Gone Baby Gone) and John Ortiz ( American Gangster). The romantic-comedy is about love, betrayal and friendship between two New York City couples. Based on a theatrical play, it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
This teen comedy, starring Emma Stone ( Zombieland), Amanda Bynes ( Hairspray) and Stanley Tucci ( Shutter Island), centers on a wholesome high school student who hopes rumors about her will advance her social standing. Directed by Will Gluck ( Friends With Benefits) the film looks to follow in the vein of the 1980s John Hughes hit movies.
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