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.
ReviewThese heroes in a half shell should have been left in hibernation
Sek, k'athjilari! (That’s “yes, definitely” to non-native speakers).TV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake online report claiming artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest
- 4 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
- 5 The inventor of the Facebook 'like' button says he never made a 'dislike' button because he feared the 'unfortunate consequences'
Doctor Who, Flatline - review: Clara isn’t half bad as the Time Lord
Downton Abbey review series 5, episode 5: Period drama falls disappointingly flat
Star Wars memorabilia called a 'bit of plastic' on Antiques Roadshow by Fiona Bruce valued at £50,000
Fury, film review: Brad Pitt is intriguing as unsympathetic war hero
Star Wars Episode 7 has almost finished filming
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments