More films premiere this weekend as the summer movie season continues into its last half. Ranging from classics, drama, action, horror and comedy, here’s a few films to check out this weekend.
This Woody Allen (“Match Point”) film, distributed by Sony Pictures Classics, follows Cate Blanchett (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) playing the role of Jasmine, a Manhattan housewife who moves to San Francisco to live with her sister after being divorced by her husband, Hal, played by Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”). Reviews so far have been largely positive, giving the film an 81 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Many reviews praise Blanchett’s performance, and place the movie on a similar level to the film "Match Point." "Blue Jasmine" opens on July 26 in the U.S.
The To Do List
“The To Do List” is a high school sex comedy from the female point of view written and directed by Maggie Carey (“The Jeannie Tate Show”). The film follows Brandy Clark, played by Aubrey Plaza (“Safety Not Guaranteed”), a high school graduate who creates a to-do list of things to accomplish to become more sexually experienced, after feeling the pressure from her peers. “The To Do List” was produced and distributed by CBS Films and opens on July 26.
“The Wolverine” takes the iconic character Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman (“Les Miserables”), from the X-Men universe and brings him to Japan. Wolverine faces new enemies, while also struggling with the loss of his “immortality.”
“The Wolverine was directed by James Mangold (“3:10 to Yuma”) and opens on July 26.
“Frankenstein’s Army” brings audiences back to the end of World War II, following Russian soldiers who discover a secret Nazi lab where scientists experiment with the journal of Dr. Victor Frankenstein. As a result the scientists created a monstrous army of soldiers made from the stitched together body parts of fallen soldiers.
“Frankenstein’s Army” was directed by Richard Raphorst, a first feature directorial debut for the veteran concept and storyboard artist (“Jackie Chan’s Who Am I?”). The film opens on July 26.
The Servant (1963)
This 1963 film is getting a re-release. This film was adapted by Harold Pinter (“Sleuth”), from a 1948 novel by Robin Maugham. The film follows Tony, played by James Fox (“Sherlock Holmes”), a British aristocrat that hires Hugo Barrett, played by Dirk Bogarde (“Death In Venice”). After Barrett’s arrival, the household begins to unravel, and Tony finds himself at odds with Barrett. The film opens in New York on July 26, with other cities to follow.
What films are you looking forward to this weekend? Let us know in the comments.