Friday, 18 June 2010

This Week's UK Cinema Releases - 18th June

-This week kicks off with the first of two comedy capers, Killers, starring ex-Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl and the handsome Ashton Kutcher. Single gal Jen (Heigl) jets off to France with her parents and bumps into her ideal man Spencer (Kutcher). Hitting it off instantly, the pair hastily marry. Life, however, is thrown into utter turmoil when Jen finds out that her beloved is in fact an ex-hitman whose the next target of the friends (who have been hired, who are also hitmen) which have weeded their way into the couples' lives.

-Next, the recurring Saturday Night Live skit spoofing the classic MacGyver, MacGruber, get the feature-length treatment. Will Forte stars as MacGruber, a dumb-witted secret agent who is thrown back into action with the intention of thwarting his archenemy's plans of blowing up Washington, D.C. with the nuclear warhead he has somehow maintained. The film also stars the brilliant Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer and Ryan Phillippe

-The always-gorgeous Emily Blunt teams with Brit veteran Bill Nighy, Harry Potter's Rupert Grint, Martin Freeman and Rupert Everett in the second caper of the week, Wild Target. A serene hitman (Nighy) plans to relinquish his risky career. All plans, however, are foiled when he finds himself drawn to the intended victim (Blunt).

-Last week's indie gem was Greenberg, this week we have Catherine Keener and Oliver Platt joining in Nicole Holofcener's Please Give; the story of two undoubtedly ballsy New York citizens earning a living by selling vintage furniture belonging to the recently deceased. The guilt gets the better of Kate (Keener), however, as the pair wait patiently for their neighbour to pass so they can inexplicably claim the products to expand their apartment.

-Spanish horror/thriller Hierro - taking a note out of The Orphanage, clearly - rattles up the more limited screens this week as the mother of a missing three-year-old gets an unsettling shock when a body of a boy surfaces in the place where her son disappeared. The mother, Maria (Elena Anaya), returns to the island of El Hierro to uncover the mystery and, potentially, find her son.

-America Ferrera's days as Betty are over, therefore it's only natural for her to star in other features. Cue the unarguably predictable Our Family Wedding, which sees Lucia (Ferrera) and her beau planning their wedding and, in a no-holds-barred effort, attempt to calm the feud between both fathers. Light-hearted Friday night viewing.

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