Thursday, 22 July 2010

This Week's UK Cinema Releases, 23rd July

-The first of this week sees the release, finally, of Vincenzo Natali's sci-fi horror Splice. Adrien Brody and Sarah Polly star as two ambitious but rebellious scientists as they defy all laws of science by combining the DNA of several animals, including that of a human, and create a creature they later call 'Dren'. Forming at a rapid rate, she grows into a winged human-hybrid, but her bond with both of her creators turns deadly. An undoubtedly unique, hopefully twisted, horror.

-Andy Garcia teams with Julianna Margulies, Emily Mortimer and Alan Arkin in family drama City Island. A young ex-con (Steven Strait) forces individual members in a family to uncover their hidden aspirations and careers, with Dad of the family (Garcia) working as a corrections officer despite his life-long dream to become the next Marlon Brando.

-Catherine Zeta Jones stars in romcom The Rebound, centering around Sandy (Jones) as she moves to New York with her two children. Hiring a coffee shop worker to babysit, an attraction instantly forms, but will their relationship work despite an extensive age gap?

-Karate Kid, the re-imagining of the 1984 film, hits cinemas this weekend. Will Smith's offspring Jaden Smith joins with Pat Morita's substitute Jackie Chan as a series of run-ins with a group of bullies forces him to join alliances with handyman/kung-fu expert Mr. Han (Chan).

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