Weekly US film releases: DiCaprio's 'Inception,' Cage's 'Sorcerer’s Apprentice'
Wednesday 14 July 2010
On July 14,
The Sorcerer's Apprentice gets a jump on the weekend with an adventure targeting families. On Friday, the much-anticipated thriller
Inception opens in North America and a dozen countries including the UK and Russia.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
A fantasy action-adventure from the Pirates of the Caribbean producers, this story is inspired by a segment from Disney's classic 1940 film Fantasia with Mickey Mouse. Actor Nicolas Cage ( Kick-Ass) plays master wizard Balthazar seeking an everyday guy as his apprentice, played by Jay Baruchel ( How to Train Your Dragon), to defend New York City from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath - a role performed by Alfred Molina ( Prince of Persia). It is directed by Jon Turtletaub who worked with Cage on the National Treasure movies. The release rolls out in Greece and Turkey this weekend, later in South Korea, Singapore and Russia (July 21-22), the UK, Japan and Europe (August 11-13) with more to follow.
One of the most anticipated films of the summer, a critical favorite, and what many believe is a shoe-in for the Oscars, this sci-fi thriller is not what it appears to be. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio with a strong supporting cast including Oscar winner Marion Cotillard ( Nine), Ellen Page ( Juno, Whip It), Joseph Gordon-Levitt ( 500 Days of Summer), and Michael Caine. Written and directed by Christopher Nolan ( The Dark Knight, Memento), the intrigue involves a near-future world where technology allows entry into people's dreams to extract valuable and dangerous ideas and secrets. The film opens wider internationally on July 21 in Australia, Europe, South Korea, and Japan, with more releases through September. Also screens at IMAX theaters for the visual effects.
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