New movies this week include The Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), The To Do List, Blue Jasmine (Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin), Frankenstein’s Army, and The Time Being (Frank Langella and Wes Bentley). My son and I saw an early screening of The Wolverine. We loved it. Hugh Jackman is perfect for the role of Wolverine. Read on for a summary of the new movie releases for this week.
Movies for July 26, 2013
The Wolverine (review)
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality.
After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal (Alec Baldwin), elegant New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) moves into her sister Ginger’s (Sally Hawkins) modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.
The To Do List
Aubrey Plaza plays Brandy Klark, a Type-A, overachiever who comes up with a to-do list featuring all the risqué extra-curricular activities she missed out on in high school and wants to complete before college.
Frankenstein’s Army takes place toward the end of World War II as Russian soldiers push into eastern Germany and stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Viktor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein’s work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades — a desperate Hitler’s last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.
The Time Being
A struggling artist goes to work for a mysterious millionaire in this enigmatic drama starring Frank Langella and Wes Bentley. Daniel (Bentley) is a painter whose works don’t sell, and whose marriage is failing. Self-absorbed to a fault, Daniel hesitantly accepts a lucrative commission from Warner (Langella), a wealthy recluse with a hidden agenda. At first the job entails little more than capturing a sunset, or some children playing, on video. But as Daniel’s marriage continues to fall apart, he tries in vain to discern Warner’s true intentions.
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