There are a lot of new movies opening this weekend. New films include The November Man (Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko); Life of Crime (win a Fandango gift card | Jennifer Aniston, Mark Boone Junior, Kevin Cannon); Starred Up (Jack O’Connell, Ben Mendelsohn); As Above, So Below (Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge); Canopy (Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge); Cantinflas (Óscar Jaenada, Michael Imperioli, Ilse Salas); The Congress (Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Paul Giamatti, Jon Hamm); Jamie Marks Is Dead (Judy Greer, Liv Tyler, Cameron Monaghan); and The Last of Robin Hood (Dakota Fanning, Susan Sarandon, Kevin Kline). The November Man looks the most interesting. I’m a fan of Pierce Brosnan in spy flicks. Continue reading for a summary of the new movies for the holiday weekend.
New Movies for August 27-29, 2014
Code named The November Man, Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is an extremely dangerous and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who is lured out of quiet retirement on a very personal mission. He must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko) who could expose the truth behind a decades old conspiracy. He soon discovers this assignment makes him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred. Based on the novel “There are No Spies” from the bestselling November Man book series, The November Man is the ultimate cat and mouse game set in the world of international espionage.
Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return. Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Mark Boone Junior, and Kevin Cannon.
Robin Wright, a Hollywood actress who once held great promise (The Princess Bride, Forest Gump), receives an unexpected offer in mid-life: Mirramount Studios want to scan her entire being into their computers and purchase ownership of her image for an astronomical fee. After she is scanned, the studio will be allowed to make whatever films it wishes with the 3-D Robin, including all the blockbusters she chose not to make during her career. As if that were not inducement enough, the studio promises to keep the new 3D Robin forever young in the movies. She will always be thirty-something, a stunning beauty who never grows old. In return, Robin will receive tons of money but shall be forbidden to appear on any kind of stage for all eternity. Despite her deep internal resistance, Robin eventually signs the contract , since she understand that in the economy of scanned actors, its her only way to stay in the business, but even more crucial, Robin can give her son Aaron, who suffers from a rare disorder, the best treatment money can buy. The contract is valid for 20 years. Stars Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Paul Giamatti, and Jon Hamm.
Eric (Jack O’Connell) is a teenaged offender who is so vicious that he is ‘starred up’ — moved to a high security prison for adults. With rage that seems to know no boundaries, he fights everyone in his path until he meets his match, Neville (Ben Mendelsohn), a fellow prisoner who also happens to be his father. Set in a muted institutional palette, director David Mackenzie and writer Jonathan Asser brilliantly lock viewers in a suffocating world that strips its inhabitants of all humanity. A riveting drama unfolds as father and son seek to find forgiveness and solace, fully aware that they both are locked in an unbreakable cycle.
Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. A journey into madness and terror, As Above/So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all. Stars Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, and Edwin Hodge.
Wartime, 1942. Singapore. An Australian fighter pilot shot down in combat awakens suspended in the treetops. As night devours day, he must navigate through dangerous jungle in search of sanctuary. Transcending language and culture, Canopy is a cinematic tour de force exploring the collision of war, nature and its impact on humanity. Stars Khan Chittenden, and Mo Tzu-Yi.
Cantinflas is the untold story of Mexico’s greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time. From his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood, Cantinflas became famous around the world — one joke at a time. Relive the laughter that has charmed generations. Stars Óscar Jaenada, Michael Imperioli, and Ilse Salas.
In a wintry small town, the body of a teenager named Jamie Marks is found by the river. Adam, the star of his cross-country team, becomes fascinated with Jamie-a boy nobody really knew or interacted with, except occasionally to bully him. When Jamie’s ghost begins to appear both to Adam and Gracie, the classmate who discovered the body, Adam is caught between two worlds. He has a budding romance with Gracie, but he also feels a deep connection to Jamie, who brings him closer to the world of the undead. Stars Judy Greer, Liv Tyler, and Cameron Monaghan.
Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies’ man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an aspiring actress, Beverly Aadland. The two had a high-flying affair that spanned the globe and was enabled by the girl’s fame-obsessed mother, Florence. It all came crashing to an end in October 1959, when events forced the relationship into the open, sparking an avalanche of publicity castigating Beverly and her mother — which only fed Florence’s need to stay in the spotlight. Stars Dakota Fanning, Susan Sarandon, and Kevin Kline.