This Week in Entertainment
Published: Friday, February 1, 2013
Updated: Friday, February 1, 2013 00:02
Without A Net – Wayne Shorter Quartet: The first album on the historic Blue Note record label for the Jazz legend in 43 years, this collection consists of live recordings of Shorter and his quartet from their European Tour in late 2011. The tracklist includes six new compositions, new cover versions of standards such as “Plaza Real” and “Orbits,” and an exclusive, 23-minute tone poem, “Pegasus,” which was recorded with the Imani Winds. With over a decade of experience as a quartet, expect to hear a mature, exploratory sound.
Warm Bodies – Based on the novel of the same name by Isaac Marion, this film is a loose science-fiction interpretation of the classic story of Romeo and Juliet. The plot of the movie focuses on the budding relationship between a teenage girl (Teresa Palmer, I Am Number Four) and a zombie (Nicholas Hoult, X-Men: First Class) and the challenges their love affair presents to the existence of the world of the lifeless. Look for this film to defy the norms of romantic comedy and capitalize on Valentine’s Day audiences. PG-13. 97 min.
Flight – This drama tells the story of a pilot who, after safely landing a plane and narrowly avoiding a crash, faces the problem of being viewed as a national hero while maintaining a secret that could send him to prison. Starring Academy Award nominee Denzel Washington (Safe House) and also receiving a nomination for Best Original Screenplay, this film is arriving in home entertainment just in time for the Oscars. Bonus features include behind-the-scenes documentaries and an inside look at the anatomy of plane crashes.
Reckless – Jeremy Camp: The latest release from Grammy-nominated contemporary Christian artist Jeremy Camp, featuring the successful lead single of the same name, is just as heartfelt and passionate as Camp’s previous releases. A collection of original songs, including several penned by the artist himself, the album contains a combination of ballads and modern rock-influenced tracks and looks to build upon a consistently growing fan base and find crossover success in the alterntive rock genre.
Stand Up Guys – Premiering at the Chicago International Film Festival, this crime comedy follows a released convict (Al Pacino, Scarface) as he reunites with his former partner (Christopher Walken, Catch Me If You Can) only to find out his partner has been contracted to kill him. Despite co-starring Academy Award nominee Alan Arkin (Argo) and Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), the film has received less-than-stellar reviews, and that, combined with its limited release, means it wll struggle to find an audience. R. 94 minutes.
A Week in Winter (Maeve Binchy) – When a woman decides to turn an old mansion on the Irish coast into a hotel, she is initially met with disbelief. After substantial renovations, the quaint country inn is open for business and guests ranging from an American movie star to a psychic librarian cross paths. The book examines the lives of the guests over the course of a week. Maintaining the same charm, humor and warmth of her previous books, the late Binchy’s final novel should satisfy readers both young and old.