Mimi’s Pick of the Flicks
BATD ON Feb 27, 2009 AT 5:13 pm
This weekend why not make it a movie marathon? Head down to the cinema for a suspense filled thrill with The International or grab your girlfriends and enter chick flick land with New In Town. If you can’t face braving the elements why not rent a movie? Step Brothers and Ghost Town will have you in stitches all weekend, now where’s the popcorn?
One for the ladies (we love you Harry Connick Jr) as Renee Zellweger takes the lead in New In Town. Lucy (Renee) is a single workaholic whose life gets turned upside down when she is relocated to Minnesota. She finds life in sub zero temperatures hard, and her conflicting relationship with union leader Ted Mitchell (Harry Connick Jr) doesn’t help either. Can they find a common ground? You’ll have to watch it to find out.
One reason to watch The International is for the gorgeously rugged Clive Owen. Other than the very attractive leading man, the film is a suspense filled rollercoaster full of twists and turns. Agent Louis Salinger (Owen) is hell bent on bringing down one of the world’s most powerful banks, who he believes are funding terrorism. Will he succeed with the help of Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts)?
Will Ferrell fans will be delighted with his latest release, Step Brothers. Who would have thought watching two grown men acting as adolescent boys could be so funny? Brennan’s (Will) cushy existence is threatened when he and his mum move in with Dale (John C Reilly) and his father. After the initial fights and name calling the two find a common ground and vow to live in harmony, but for how long? You’ll laugh, you’ll cringe and be a little repulsed at times, but it’s well worth a watch.
Ghost Town is a romantic comedy with a difference that even your man friend will approve of , thanks to Ricky Gervais. Playing a character that could arguably have been tailor made for him, Gervais gives a superb performance as Bertram, a self obsesses unpleasant anti social dentist. After momentarily dying on the operating table, Bertram awakes and realises he can see ghosts (but not in the creepy way little Haley Joel Osmond did) Then he meets Frank, a ghost with unfinished business who needs his help. Bertram soon gets too involved in Frank’s World and ends up falling for his widow played by Tea Leoni. Will it all end happily ever after?