A mixed bag of movies

2009-01-09 00:00

A BOLLYWOOD spectacle, a documentary on religion, a festive comedy and a science fiction fantasy are among the new movies opening this weekend.

Written and directed by Aditya Chopra, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi can be seen at NuMetro. The film tells the tale of Shahrukh, whose marriage to Anushka lacks romance. When a dance reality show called Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi airs, he decides to go in for a makeover, watches some movies and learns to dance in order to woo his young wife.

Also joining the line-up at NuMetro is Make It Happen.

Opening at CineCentre in the mall is the festive season comedy, Anywhere But Home, which stars Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon as a couple who will do anything to avoid spending the holidays with their divorced parents. Disaster strikes when heavy fog causes their flight to be cancelled and they’re interviewed on national television. Seen by their parents they have no choice but to visit each one in turn.

Also at the mall is City of Ember. Directed by Gil Kenan and starring Bill Murray and Saoirse Ronan, this is a science fiction-fantasy film based on the 2003 novel, The City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau.

For generations, the people of the city flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember’s once powerful generator is failing. Two teenagers must race against time to search for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city’s existence and help the citizens escape before the lights go out forever.

Opening at SterKinekor in Scottsville is Religulous, a 2008 American documentary film directed by Larry Charles and starring political comedian Bill Maher. According to Maher, the title of the film is a portmanteau derived from the words “religion” and “ridiculous”, implying the satirical nature of the documentary that is meant to mock the concept of religion and the problems it brings about.

Also new at SterKinekor is the animated film Bolt. — Arts Editor.

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