Here, we will give you a quick rundown of the top movies that are being released this week (December 2, 2011) and how we think they will fair at the box office. With the latest Twilightmovie dominating at the box office, it will be interesting to see if any of this week’s releases has what it takes to dislodge the horny vampires and werewolves.
First up, we have the Steve McQueen directed movie Shame, which stars Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. Shame centres around Brandon (Fassbender), who has a carefully cultivated life, which allows him to deal with his sex addiction. However, his sister Cissy (Carey Mulligan) comes to stay, disrupting his sex fuelled life. We expect this movie to be a top three hit at the box office.
Next up is Sleeping Beauty, which is written and directed by Julia Leigh and stars Emily Browning. Sleeping Beauty centres around a young university student called Lucy (Emily Browning) who is drawn into a world of sexual submission after responding to a newspaper ad. Sleeping Beauty has received mixed reviews so far and the title will have people thinking of the classic fairytale. For that reason, we cannot see this being a big hit at the box office, although we do recommend seeing it.
The next movie is Answers to Nothing, which stars Dane Cook and is directed by Matthew Leutwyler. Answers to Nothing centres around intertwining stories, which delves into the bad inside the best people and the good inside the worst people. A missing girl causes lost souls in Los Angeles to search for redemption and meaning. Not the happiest or jolliest movie but certainly a thinker. Don’t expect this to do well at the box office but if you enjoy drama and mystery, give it a watch.
The penultimate movie we are going to tell you about is Coriolanus, which is produced, directed and stars Ralph Fiennes, as well as Gerard Butler and Jessica Chastain. Coriolanus centres around the hero of Rome, who is banished from the city, so joins forces with his sworn enemy to seek vengeance on the city. This Drama Thriller has the potential to be a big hit at the box office and is well worth spending your hard earned cash on.
Finally, we have a Japanese Crime Drama, with Outrage, which centres around a ruthless power struggle between a number of Yakuza clans, as they vie for the favour of their head family in the Japanese underworld. If you like foreign films or even if you like gang related movies, this is a definite must watch, although it will not be a box office smash, it is a good piece of movie making.