Hot new movie releases this week

September 30, 2011


Wow, what a scorcher! We’re enjoying an Indian summer pretty much all over the country at the moment, but will it last to the weekend? Given the previous form of the Great British climate, we’re not going to bet on it.

But never fear! You can always find shelter in your local cinema if the weather takes a nasty turn. There is a movie for everyone in this week’s offering, with The Debt and Abduction satisfying the thrill seekers and What’s Your Number? perfect for those craving a chick flick.

The Debt

Set in 1997, agents Rachel (Helen Mirren) and Stephan (Tom Wilkinson) receive some shocking news about old colleague David (Ciaran Hinds). The film then flashes back to 1966, where the trio undertook a dangerous assignment to take out a sadistic war criminal in East Berlin. They completed their objective, but as the movie twists and turns towards its thrilling conclusion, it becomes evident that everything is not what it seems.

The critical reception has been fairly positive, and while this dramatic thriller may not be Oscar material, it isn’t too far off.


However, this action thriller starring tweenage-bait Taylor Lautner is more like likely to win a Golden Raspberry than an Oscar.

Nathan Harper (Lautner) has always had that niggling feeling that he was living somebody else’s life. After he finds his picture on a missing person’s website, he tries to piece together the details of his real life. Unfortunately he soon finds himself being a chased by a bunch of trained assassins, so he embarks on life on the run.

The terrible writing and the weak acting of Lautner has been slated by critics, but no doubt the cinemas will be full of young teenage girls regardless. All together now – swoon!

What’s Your Number?

The final Hollywood offering this week comes courtesy of Anna Faris in the cheesy chick flick What’s Your Number?

Ally (Faris) believes she will never meet the love of her life after reading in a magazine that women with more than 20 exes will never get married. So, she does what any normal woman would do in that situation and starts looking up all of her exes, trying to find the best one. However, she doesn’t know that her ideal man has been under her nose the entire time, in the form of Chris Evans.

The film is a bit crude and not very funny. Anna Faris puts in a sterling performance but unfortunately it’s not enough to save this one. If you fancy a romcom this weekend, maybe go see Friends with Benefits instead.

What are you going to see this weekend? Don’t be shy, we’d love to know! Just pop it in the comments section below. Go on. You know you want to. It’s not like we’re stalkers or anything – honest!

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