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Movies - 7th October 2009

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

This week Michael reviews three of the major new releases hitting our big screens this week, and if that's not enough for you, don't miss the Movie Club countdown of the hottest guys in Hollywood.

This week Michael will be reviewing:

Love Happens
Coraline *DVD of the week*

And we reveal the Movie Club Hunk of the Week!


Director: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
Starring: Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo, Jerome Ranft
Running Time: 102' 08"
Rating: ****
Classification: G
Courtesy: Walt Disney Pictures

Summary: (sourced from By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn't alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip.

Love Happens

Director: Brandon Camp
Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Jennifer Aniston
Running Time: 108' 40"
Classification: 12A
Courtesy: E1 Entertainment

Summary: (sourced from About a widower whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru. On a business trip to Seattle, he falls for a woman who attends one of his seminars, only to learn that he hasn't yet truly confronted his wife's passing.


Director: Ruben Fleischer
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin
Running Time: 88' 00"
Classification: 16
Courtesy: Sony Pictures

Summary: (sourced from In the horror comedy Zombieland focuses on two men who have found a way to survive a world overrun by zombies. Columbus is a big wuss -- but when you're afraid of being eaten by zombies, fear can keep you alive. Tallahassee is an AK-toting, zombie-slaying' bad ass whose single determination is to get the last Twinkie on earth. As they join forces with Wichita and Little Rock, who have also found unique ways to survive the zombie mayhem, they will have to determine which is worse: relying on each other or succumbing to the zombies.

Michael's verdict: Hilarious and witty with brilliant action, this is one of the most fun flicks of the year.

DVD of the week

(sourced from young girl walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life - only much better. But when her adventure turns dangerous, and her counterfeit parents (including Other Mother) try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home - and save her family

Hollywood Hunks: Movie Club

We asked our movie club fans which Hollwood hunk rocked their boat? Would Tom Cruise still cut it? Would Robert Pattinson top our list?

Number 3: Brad Pitt
Looks like Pitt's not past it at 46, he still ranked very highly with our viewers!

Number 2: Matthew MacFadyen
A surprise entry, but it seems he's won our movie club fans' hearts playing Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice.

Number 1:Taylor Lautner
Looked every inch the 15 year old he was in the first Twilight movie but, going against the Hollywood tradition of slimming down for a movie, Taylor put on a huge amount of weight and muscle for the new movie (Twilight: new Moon) to take number one spot in our poll!