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Featuring The Sweeney remake, new action blockbuster-in-waiting Looper and a feast of horror flicks for your viewing pleasure....
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 02 Jul 2012
Having traveled to Yorkshire over the weekend to see him perform in a forest – see elsewhere on hotpress.com for the photographic evidence – we thought it only proper that this week’s Movies Monday should kick off with the Plan B co-starring remake of The Sweeney.
With Ray Winstone playing Jack Regan to Mr. Drew's George Carter, it promises to be a “you slag”-tastic update of the ‘70s cop show, which is well worth hunting down on DVD.
Movies Monday has always been rather partial to time travel yarns, hence our bracing at the bit to see Bruce Willis, Joseph-Gordon Levitt, Jeff Daniels and Emily Blunt – heavyweight cast or what? – in Looper.
Premiering Stateside on September 28, it flits between 2042 and 2072 and finds a trained assassin being tasked with the job of killing his future self. Equal parts Die Hard and The Matrix, it looks like a monster hit in the making.
Talking of the future, here’s the first peak at The Silver Linings Playbook, which won’t be with us until November 21.
Based on Matthew Quick’s best-selling novel, the pitch black comedy draws on the not inconsiderable box-office muscle of Bradley Cooper, Jacki Weaver and Robert De Niro who’ll be hoping the critics are kind after a couple of maulings. Memo to Bobby: please, please, please don't make another focking Fockers film!
“Pat Solitano has lost everything – his house, his job, and his wife,” reads the blurb. “He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat’s parents want is for him to get back on his feet – and to share their family’s obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.”