Film round-up: 11/08/14 – 17/08/14

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From Sylvester Stallone to Robin Wright (without forgetting Robert Pattinson and Simon Pegg, of course) this week’s film releases are all about big names on screen. Read the full film round-up below and find out who stars where.

The Expendables 3 sees the return of the Expendables big muscle cast in cinemas. Four years after the first film of the series, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mel Gibson are still running and fighting on screens. This time, Barney (Sylvester Stallone) wants his team to take down Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) who started to take the mickey out of his Expendables co-members.

Blood Ties is French actor Guillaume Canet’s first directorial effort in English. Set in Brooklyn in the 1970s, the story focuses on two brothers from either side of the law. Chris has just been released from prison. His brother Frank, on the other hand, is a cop. Believing in Chris’ redemption, Frank will help him to settle down to a new life, but can Chris really leave his past behind him?

The Congress takes the American actor Robin Wright away from her House of Cards’ character Claire Underwood to give her a role in its sci-fi features. An actor, supposedly Robin Wright playing herself, accepts one last job, but her decision leads to dramatic consequences that weren’t expected.

Hector-and-the-Pursuit-of-HappinessHector and the Search For Happiness clearly takes its director to new land after Hannah Montana: the Movie. Starring Rosamund Pike, Simon Pegg and Stellan Skarsgård, the film follows a psychiatrist in is quest to find the secret of happiness.

The Rover probably is The Edge‘s favourite this week. Directed by David Michôd, who also signed Animal Kingdom in 2010, the film is set 10 years after a global economic collapse. It follows a loner in his pursuit of the men who stole his car. When he captures one of the thieves’ brother, the two men starts to bond during the dangerous journey. It stars both Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson.

The Unbeatables is an animation focusing on Amadeo and his adventure with the players of his beloved Foosball game. It looks like we’re never going to get enough of the World Cup.

We Gotta Get Out of this Place finishes this week’s film round-up on a thriller note. In Texas, three teenagers hope to escape from their day-to-day life. Instead, they get in trouble with organized crime when one of them steals from the wrong man.

 

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