Movies To Watch This Week

Morning Glory

DirectorRoger Michell
CastRachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum, Patrick Wilson
ProducerJ.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk
Executive ProducerSherryl Clark, Guy Riedel
Written ByAline Brosh McKenna
Running Time107 min
Release Date3 February 2011
When hard-working TV producer Becky Fuller is fired from a local news program, her career begins to look as bleak as her hapless love life. Stumbling into a job at “Daybreak” (the last-place national morning news show), Becky decides to revitalize the show by bringing on legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy. Unfortunately, Pomeroy refuses to cover morning show staples like celebrity gossip, weather, fashion and crafts – let alone work with his new co-host, Colleen Peck, a former beauty queen and longtime morning show personality who is more than happy covering morning “news.” As Mike and Colleen clash, first behind the scenes and then on the air, Becky’s blossoming love affair with fellow producer, Adam Bennett begins to unravel – and soon Becky is struggling to save her relationship, her reputation, her job and ultimately, the show itself.

Sanctum – 3D
DirectorAlister Grierson
CastRichard Roxburgh, Rhys Wakefield, Alice Parkinson, Dan Wyllie, Christopher Baker
ProducerJames Cameron, Ben Browning, Ryan Kavanaugh, Micha
Written ByJohn Garvin, Andrew Wight
Running Time109 min
Release Date3 February 2011
The 3D action-thriller “Sanctum,” from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea. Master diver Frank McGuire (Richard Roxburgh) has explored the South Pacific’s Esa-ala Caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank’s team–including 17-year-old son Josh (Rhys Wakefield) and financier Carl Hurley (Ioan Gruffudd)–are forced to radically alter plans. With dwindling supplies, the crew must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out. Soon, they are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever? Shot on location off the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, “Sanctum” employs 3D photography techniques Cameron developed to lens “Avatar.” Designed to operate in extreme environments, the technology used to shoot the action-thriller will bring audiences on a breathless journey across plunging cliffs and into the furthest reaches of our subterranean world.

Mechanic, The
DirectorSimon West
CastJason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Christa Campbell
ProducerRené Besson, Robert Chartoff, William Chartoff, Ro
Executive ProducerBoaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Joe Gatta, Danny Ler
Written ByRichard Wenk, Lewis John Carlino
Running Time92 min
Release Date3 February 2011
Arthur Bishop is a ‘mechanic’ – an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It’s a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when his mentor and close friend Harry is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed – he wants those responsible dead. His mission grows complicated when Harry’s son Steve approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop’s trade. Bishop has always acted alone but he can’t turn his back on Harry’s son. A methodical hit man takes an impulsive student deep into his world and a deadly partnership is born. But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves.