By Jack Rico
The viewing for the World Cup 2014 has increased tremendously, but that hasn’t stopped people from going to the movies, evident by the ‘Transformers 4’ box office numbers. 10 new film releases will be competing for your eyeballs and money this week. This is perhaps one of the more weaker weeks for quality films. If the “big” release is WB ‘Tammy,’ we’re all in trouble. There are some good movies to see such as ‘Earth to Echo’ and ‘Life Itself,’ but we see the return of Bernardo Bertolucci behind the camera, Nick Cannon does his debut as a director, and the animated Spanish language drama ‘Wrinkles’ draws interest. After the jump, you’ll see a list ranked by order of my interest.
Here is the full list of all the films coming out this week including all of their trailers. Hope you find something of your liking!
10. Bobby Jasoos (NR, 1hr 29m, Comedy, Suspense/Thriller)
Director: Samar Shaikh
Cast: Vidya Balan, Ali Fazal, Kiran Kumar
Synopsis: Bobby Jasoos starring Vidya Balan, is a film that celebrates the aspiration of Bobby, who wants to become the number one detective in the old city area of Hyderabad.
9. Premature (R, 1hr 35m, Comedy)
Directors: Brian Knappenberger
Cast: John Karna, Craig Roberts, Katie Findlay, Alan Tudyk, Adam Riegler, Carlson Young
Synopsis: A high school senior has to re-live losing his virginity over and over again until he gets it right.
8. The Girl on the Train (R, 1hr 20m, Drama, Suspense/Thriller)
Director: Larry Brand
Cast: Henry Ian Cusick, Nicki Aycox, Stephen Lang
Synopsis: Documentary filmmaker Danny Hart (Henry Ian Cusick) boards a train bound for upstate New York to film interviews for his latest production, but enters a world of danger and intrigue following a run-in with an enigmatic beauty in this psychological thriller from writer/director Larry Brand (Till the End of the Night, Christina).
7. School Dance (R, 1hr 25m, Comedy, Drama)
Director: Nick Cannon
Cast: Bobb’e J. Thompson, Luenell, Mike Epps
Synopsis: High schooler Jason has found his dream girl-the gorgeous Anastacia. There’s just one problem: she doesn’t know he exists. If he can win a spot on the school’s hottest dance crew, Jason might have a shot. But before he does, he’ll have to overcome his battle-ax of a mother, survive Anastacia’s gangsta brother, and pass the crew’s initiation-in this fresh, sexy, and outrageously funny comedy.
6. Wrinkles (1hr 29m, Drama, Animated)
Director: Ignacio Ferreras
Cast: Tacho González, Álvaro Guevara, Mabel Rivera
Synopsis: An astonishing cocktail of friendship, resistance and life set among the unexpected landscape of an elderly care facility.
5. Me and You (1hr 43 min, Drama)
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Cast: Tea Falco, Jacopo Olmo Antinori, Sonia Bergamasco
Synopsis: An introverted teenager tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement.
4. Life Itself (R, 1hr 56m, Documentary)
Director: Jalil Lespert
Cast: Roger Ebert
Synopsis: Roger Ebert was a beloved national figure and arguably our best-known and most influential movie critic, and his death in 2013 was deeply felt across the country. Based on his memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF recounts his fascinating and flawed life.
3. Tammy (R, 1hr 37m, Comedy)
Director: John Carney
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Kathy Bates, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Falcone
Synopsis: A woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.
2. Deliver Us from Evil (R, 1hr 58m, Horror)
Director: Scot Derrickson
Cast: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris, Joel McHale, Dorian Missick
Synopsis: New York police officer Ralph Sarchie, struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes.
1. Earth to Echo (PG, 1hr 31m, Action/Adventure Drama)
Director: Dave Green
Cast: Astro, Teo Halm, Reese C. Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt
Synopsis: After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones.