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ConsumeU Weekly Movie Preview – January 21st
Greetings and happy Friday to all of my favorite ConsumeU students. The month of January continues to heat up with another week of great new movie releases. There is something for everyone this weekend so be sure to check out the movie previews for The Company Men, No Strings Attached and The Way Back, along with the movie trailers below.
The Company Men
Starring: Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones
Director: John Wells
Bobby (Ben Affleck), Phil (Chris Cooper) and Gene (Tommy Lee Jones) are all faced with similar fates when their company gets bought out and their jobs eliminated. The Company Men focuses on the real life drama that ensues when each of these men, all in different stages of their life, need to rebuild their lives and redefine who they are. John Wells (The West Wing, ER) is heading into uncharted waters as he directs his first feature film. Look for this film to hit home with many Americans who have been faced with similar situations during the recent economic recession.
No Strings Attached
Starring: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher
Director: Ivan Reitman
Adam (Ashton Kutcher) and Emma (Natalie Portman) have been lifelong friends until one day they decide that they should have sex. After they engage in their sexual rendezvous they decide that they need to keep their FWB relationship strictly sexual. This appears much easier said than done as Adam begins to fall for Emma and wants more out of their relationship. No Strings Attached is directed by Ivan Reitman (Dave, Ghostbusters & Twins) and should prove to be a great romantic comedy for Paramount Pictures.
The Way Back
Starring: Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell
Director: Peter Weir
The cast of The Way Back is full of huge names like Ed harris, Colin Farrel and Jim Sturgess to name just a few and is primed for potential Oscar recognition. Jim Sturgess plays a young military officer who leads a group of six prisoners on an escape of a Siberian prison camp during WWII. Escaping the prison was just the beginning of their 4,000 mile trek to freedom through deserts and over mountains. The group is desperate for freedom that they hope to find in India. The Way Back is directed by the talented Peter Weir (The Truman Show, Dead Poets Society & Gallipoli) and if you can get through some of the dark moments should be an excellent movie to see this weekend.
Have an excellent weekend and enjoy your time at the movies if you decide to go.