Bullet to the Head, Stand Up Guys, Warm Bodies, The Gatekeepers, Koch, and Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary are some of the new movies out this weekend. Nothing too exciting. Warm Bodies looks the most promising, and Bullet to the Head looks like another movie with an actor past his primed (Sylvester Stallone). So, what movies are you guys planning to see this weekend?
February 1, 2013
A funny new twist on a classic love story, WARM BODIES is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human — setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.
Stand Up Guys
VAL (Al Pacino) is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend DOC (Christopher Walken) is there to pick him up, and the two soon reteam with another old pal, HIRSCH (Alan Arkin).
Bullet to the Head
Sylvester Stallone stars as Jimmy Bobo, a New Orleans hitman who forms an alliance with Washington D.C. detective Taylor Kwon to bring down the killer of their respective partners. From director Walter Hill comes the action thriller “Bullet to the Head.”
For the first time ever, six former heads of Israel’s domestic secret service agency, the Shin Bet, share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. Since the Six Day War in 1967, Israel has failed to transform its crushing military victory into a lasting peace. Throughout that entire period, these heads of the Shin Bet stood at the center of Israel’s decision-making process in all matters pertaining to security. They worked closely with every Israeli prime minister, and their assessments and insights had — and continue to have — a profound impact on Israeli policy.
Former Mayor Ed Koch is the quintessential New Yorker. Still ferocious, charismatic, and hilariously blunt, the now 88-year-old Koch ruled New York from 1978 to 1989 — a down-and-dirty decade of grit, graffiti, near-bankruptcy and rampant crime.
Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary
The film follows Mumia’s early career in journalism as a writer for the Black Panther newspaper (at age 15) to a promising future as a reporter for National Public Radio. The story then exposes his battles with the American prison system and the courts to continue his revolutionary journalism and radio broadcasts from Death Row — a battle he continues to wage to this very day. The film also explores his impact on social and political discourse both in the United States and around the world.