Weekly US film releases: return of 'Wall Street,' owls in 3D, Ryan Reynolds and Woody Allen
Wednesday 22 September 2010
Getting a jump on the weekend, Woody Allen's new film
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger opens September 22, followed on Friday by expected blockbuster Michael Douglas'
Wall Street sequel, Ryan Reynolds in
Buried, James Franco in
Howl, and more.
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Woody Allen's latest comedy stars Anthony Hopkins ( The Wolfman), Naomi Watts ( King Kong), Freida Pinto ( Slumdog Millionaire), Antonio Banderas ( Shrek films),and Josh Brolin ( W). The story follows a pair of married couples who delve into their passions, ambitions, and anxieties, getting in and out of trouble.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
In this sequel to Oliver Stone's 1987 film, Michael Douglas returns as Gordon Gekko after 20 years in prison. Following in his footsteps is a young stockbroker, played by Shia LaBeouf (the Transformers movies), wheeling and dealing in high finance. Also stars Carey Mulligan ( An Education), Susan Sarandon ( The Lovely Bones), and Josh Brolin ( No Country for Old Men).
Legend of the Guardians
This computer-animated 3D family film, based on the Kathryn Lasky children's novels, follows a kidnapped barn owl and mythic battle to save owlkind. Directed by Zack Synder ( 300, Watchmen), it features the voices of Helen Mirren and Australian cast including Geoffrey Rush, Anthony LaPaglia, Sam Neill and more.
A thriller starring Ryan Reynolds ( The Proposal, upcoming Green Lantern) as an Iraq contractor kidnapped and buried alive with a lighter, a cell phone and 90 minutes to escape. Directed by Spain's Rodrigo Cortes.
Also releasing this weekend are a few films in limited runs including Howl with James Franco as Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, It's Kind of a Funny Story, a comedy with Zach Galifianakis ( Dinner for Schmucks), Viola Davis ( Doubt) and Emma Roberts ( Valentine's Day), and You Again, a multi-generational comedy with Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver and Kristen Bell.
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