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Ten 2 Ten – The Weekly Movie Round-Up

Ten 2 Ten – It’s cowboy time.

Not much on offer this week kids to really make you drop your pants and beg for more. Here are the highlights that will be flopping their way onto the poop-deck of your cinematic life.

Date Night

Claire and Phil Foster are a suburban couple slogging through their daily lives and marriage. Even their “date nights” of dinner and a movie have become routine. To reignite the marital spark, they visit a trendy Manhattan bistro, where a case of mistaken identity hurtles them through the city at breakneck speeds, into non-stop adventure. Remembering what made them so special together, Phil and Claire take on a couple of corrupt cops, a top-level mobster and a crazed cabbie as their date becomes a night they’ll never forget.

I put this at the top because this really is the film I would suggest you throw your pennies away on. Carell and Fey? What could be better? Well perhaps Ferrell, but you’re just being greedy. Date Night is already in cinemas so stop wasting time and go see it.

Agora

4th century A.D. Egypt under the Roman Empire… Violent religious upheavel in the streets of Alexandria spills over into the city’s famous Library. Trapped inside its walls, the brilliant astronomer Hypatia and her disciples fight to save the wisdom of the Ancient World… Among them, the two men competing for her heart: The witty, priviliged Orestes and Davus, Hypatia’s young slave, who is torn between his secret love for her and the freedom he knows can be his if he chooses to join the unstoppable surge of the Christians.

As standard, no screening to this from Paramount, so I can’t pass judgement. If it helps it’s at limited cinemas in the UK and has been selected to show an this year’s Cannes film festival.

Centurion

Based on the legend of the Ninth Legion, an army of 3000 unstoppable Roman warriors who vanished without trace, Centurion is the tale of their vicious conflict with a murderous adversary, the Picts.

My thoughts have been made very clear on this rather bland and dangerously dry movie. If you like fights in pubs and actively encourage football hooliganism then you’ll probably have a blast. If you want to have a gander at what I really thought about it take a peek here.

Extract

Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Ben Affleck, Kristen Wiig, Clifton Collins, and J.K. Simmons star in writer/director Mike Judge’s comedy about a flower-extract plant owner contending with an ever-growing avalanche of personal and professional disasters. An employee at the factory has just suffered an unfortunate accident on the assembly line, but little does the put-upon owner realize that things are about to get much worse. As the injured employee threatens to sue and it begins to look like his company will be bought out, the frazzled owner attempts to catch the culprit responsible for stealing wallets from the coat room and begins to suspect that his wife is sleeping with the gigolo he hired to seduce her.

Another little nugget we didn’t get to see over here at Feref Towers, but from the looks of it, this could be a worth while 2 hours. Jason Bateman is good value and Mila Kunis is smoking hot. Sounds like a winning combo… If only I knew for sure.

Have a great weekend and thanks for reading.

Let me know if you see something great or you see something so whack it makes you want to break down in the road and curse the heavens.

Sexy Rob

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Brown is the new Black.

Discussion

2 thoughts on “Ten 2 Ten – The Weekly Movie Round-Up

  1. Hey Rob, I wandered over here from Mel’s blog. RE: Extract – Saw it at the London film festival. Sooo disappointing! It had the potential to be really funny. But only managed to get two good chuckles out of me and at two hours I felt like the film went on FOREVER.

    Posted by Tisha | April 26, 2010, 9:10 pm

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