Jan 21

Bruce Willis Dies Hard in the Future: New Releases Monday 21st Jan 2013

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The CampaignHollywood’s High Sultans of Hilarity hit the campaign trail with this comedy set around a congressional race. Originally released in time for the 2012 Presidential Election, The Campaign sees Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as political opponents who are launched into a ridiculous game of one-upmanship. For anyone interested in a little nugget of trivia: director Jay Roach –best known for the Austin Powers series– also helmed the HBO movie Game Change about Sarah Palin and the ’08 election. So there’s a real political pedigree to all this comic japery!

Looper
Joseph Gordon-Levitt made a point of appearing in a number of 2012’s most acclaimed films including this superlative sci-fi thriller. As a hit man charged with dispatching victims sent back from the future, JGL’s simple existence is wrecked when he’s faced with tracking down and killing his toughest target yet: himself (as played by Bruce Willis)! From writer-director Rian Johnson (Brick, Breaking Bad), Looper is possibly one of the smartest, most inventive genre films we’ve seen in years.

The Sweeney
Uncle Ray takes on the part made famous by John Thaw in this modern re-invention of the iconic 70s cop show. London may have changed since the good ol’ days, but the city’s toughest cop hasn’t: with the help of his protégée (rapper Ben Drew) and a prehistoric moral compass, he’s out to stop a deadly gang of tea leaves [thieves]. Saucy crumpet du jour Hayley Atwell also stars as a member of Winstone’s team while Homeland’s Damian Lewis pops his head in every now and again as the Flying Squad’s desk-bound Detective Chief Inspector. There’s a lot of top British talent on display in this supercharged action vehicle. Are you man enough to put your foot to the floor?

That’s My BoyThere are Adam Sandler films that are kind of suitable for family viewing but lord knows this is not one of them. Full of frat-boy humour of the highest (or lowest) calibre, this could be the bawdiest film Sandler’s ever made. As with many of his other self-written features, he plays an irresponsible man-child who has to do something to accrue a certain amount of money before an arbitrary deadline. In this film, he’s a burnt-out D-list celebrity who needs to patch things up with his estranged son (Andy Samberg) or else go to jail for some reason. There are plenty of gross-out gags and a gaggle of celebrity cameos, including a scene-stealing turn from Vanilla Ice!

Resident Evil: Retribution
The sixth film in the popular post-apocalyptic zombie series, Retribution sees the return of Resident Evil alumni Michelle Rodriguez and Sienna Guillory. Picking up where the previous entry left off, Eve (Milla Jovovich) is once again pitted against the Umbrella Corporation, an evil conglomerate responsible for the zombie-making t-Virus. But when an explosion knocks her out and she wakes up in a suburban home with a husband and a daughter, things start getting weird!  By now, you should know not to expect an awful lot of wit or sophistication with a Resident Evil movie. But what you will get are sexy ladies, awesome fights and a lot of fast-moving zombies! Are you sold yet?

The Possession
A brand new paranormal horror film from producer Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, Drag Me to Hell), this suburban creeper sees divorcé Jeffrey Dean Morgan come into a whole world of fear when his daughter becomes possessed by a haunted box. It comes on the back of a whole load of demonic possession films, but Raimi’s pedigree in the genre should assure horror fans that this won’t be just your average Exorcist knock-off.

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