Mimi’s Pick of the Flicks

BATD ON Oct 23, 2009 AT 4:32 pm

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

Fancy a new flick this weekend? Along with the excitement of the London Film Festival, we’re all about the cosy cinema in this weather. These are our pick of movies opening at the cinemas and releasing to DVD.

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

For Entourage fans in mourning for the end of the season, get your Ari fix right here. This hilarious new comedy stars the man who makes megalomania sexy, Jeremy Piven is a used-car liquidator fighting to save a failing dealership. His oddball team, their antics and his charm could just help save the day, after all. Jordana Spiro stars as daughter to the owner of the dealership, who quickly falls for the smooth-talking Piven.  Ladies, we’ve all been there, but how does it work out? Bad guy falls for good girl with a ridiculous boyfriend in a manband, yes it’s funny, trust me - you will laugh out loud.  Always good to see Will Ferrell in anything, and his cameo is welcomed in our top pick of the flicks this week.

Amelia

In biopic Amelia, Hilary Swank sheds light on the nearly mythical life of pilot Amelia Earhart. The film traces her rise to fame and the relationship with her husband, the publisher George Putnam (Richard Gere). Virginia Madsen appears as Putnam’s first wife, while Ewan McGregor thickens the plot as the man who leads Earhart to a passionate affair. Watch as some of our favourite stars bring to life a historical and “high-flying” international figure.

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

Twilight and True Blood fans won’t be able to resist this fanciful vampire tale. Cirque Du Freak follows the adventure of a young teen after he is transformed into a vampire during a visit to a traveling freak show. Darren (up-and-comer Chris Massoglia) is forced to journey with the bizarre Mr. Crepsley (John C. Reilly) if he ever wants to find the answer to his predicament. Also look out for Ken Watanabe and the fresh-faced Josh Hutcherson.

Motherhood

For a more down-to-earth time, Motherhood features Uma Thurman as a frazzled mother of two in the midst of the mishaps of parenthood and married life. Anthony Edwards stars as her husband, and Minnie Driver as her best friend in this independent film about the tipping point in the life of a mother.

Cheri

Cheri

Cheri

Out on DVD this week is Cheri, a beautiful period piece from director Stephen Frears. Michelle Pfeiffer stars as an ageing yet powerful courtesan in late 19th century France. She begins a complicated yet sensual relationship with the young son played brilliantly by Rupert Friend, of one of her rivals. Pfeiffer provides another breathtaking performance, proving that age is no deterrent for her own ravishing form, figure, and talent. Curl up with the new disc this weekend!

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

In the sequel to the 2007 smash Transformers, Shia LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky, the human trapped in the epic battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons. More robots are introduced into this full-blown, action-packed saga, as a new group comes to seek its revenge on the earth. Check out all the thrills and stunts on DVD and Blu-Ray now.

That’s all Folks!

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