A moving film about love, friendship, and impending loss that never panders or gives in to unwarranted emotional manipulation, The Friend is a delicate and thoughtful take on material that could’ve easily been turned into an empty tearjerker.
Opening this weekend in theatres across the country: Owen Wilson voices the speedy Lightning McQueen once more in Pixar’s latest sequel, Cars 2; and Cameron Diaz plays a down and dirty teacher in the comedy Bad Teacher.
The trailer for the film may be called Green With Envy over on YouTube, where they’ve even set up an account for the film, but as we suggested last week, this is definitely not just an average romantic comedy starring Amy Adams and Jason Segel–it’s actually the trailer for The Muppets.
The first official teaser poster for the upcoming movie, The Muppets, which opens November 23, 2011. Catch the trailer ahead of Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides this weekend.
New releases on Blu-ray and DVD this week include: Tom Hooper’s Oscar winning historical drama, The King’s Speech, starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush; the modern comic remake of Gulliver’s Travels, with Jack Black; the drama Rabbit Hole with stars Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart; plus a look at Mortal Kombat on Blu-ray and Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure.
Opening this week, just in time for the holidays: Jeff Bridges stars in the Coen brothers’ Western, True Grit; Jack Black is off to the land of the wee folk in Gulliver’s Travels; Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller are back for another round in Little Fockers; plus a look at Barney’s Version.
Opening this weekend in theatres, Adrien Brody gets his first big action role in the franchise sequel, Predators; and Steve Carell voices an evil villain who plans to steal the moon in Despicable Me.
Coming out this week in stores, director Ari Folman looks back on his youth during the Lebanon War in Waltz With Bashir; Paul Rudd and Jason Segel star in the comedy I Love You, Man; and Sony Pictures debuts Starman and St. Elmo’s Fire on Blu-ray.
New in theatres this week, Duplicity stars Julia Roberts and Clive Owen as rival corporate spies fighting and falling in love; Paul Rudd stars alongside Jason Segel in the buddy film, I Love You, Man; Bruce MacDonald directs the thinking man’s horror film, Pontypool; and Nick Cage plays a professor trying to unwrap a global disaster in Knowing.