Movies To Watch This Week

The King’s Speech

DirectorTom Hooper
CastColin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Ehle, Guy Pearce
ProducerIain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
Executive ProducerPaul Brett, Mark Foligno, Tim Smith
Written ByDavid Seidler
Running Time118 min
Release Date17 February 2011
“The King’s Speech” recounts the story of the man who would become Great Britain’s King George VI. After his brother abdicates, George ‘Bertie’ VI reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded nervous stammer and considered unfit to be King, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

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.

No Strings Attached
DirectorIvan Reitman
CastNatalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Greta Gerwig, Kevin Kline, Ophelia Lovibond
ProducerJeffrey Clifford, Joe Medjuck, Ivan Reitman
Executive ProducerGary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Tom Pollock
Written ByMichael Samonek, Elizabeth Meriwether
Running Time110 min
Release Date17 February 2011
Emma and Adam are life-long friends who almost ruin everything by having sex one morning. In order to protect their friendship, they make a pact to keep their relationship strictly “no strings attached.” “No strings” means no jealousy, no expectations, no fighting, no flowers, no baby voices. It means they can do whatever they want, whenever they want, in whatever public place they want, as long as they don’t fall in love. The question becomes — who’s going to fall first? And can their friendship survive?