This Week in Entertainment
Published: Friday, February 8, 2013
Updated: Friday, February 8, 2013 01:02
Dead Space 3 – This third person action shooter game is set on a mysterious frozen planet. The game follows series protagonists Isaac Clarke and John Carver as they attempt to end the Necromorph threat. Featuring new tuck-and-roll commands as well as improved co-operative game play, EA looks to increase the profile of the already successful series. Available for XBOX 360, PlayStation 3 & PC.
Identity Thief – In this film, after a man (Jason Bateman, The Change-Up) has his identity stolen by a con artist (Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids), he has one week to track down her whereabouts so that he can clear his name and restore his shattered credit rating. Coming from the creative minds behind Horrible Bosses and The Hangover Part II, this raunchy, outrageous romp looks to attract audiences as the first major-studio comedy of the new year. R. 111 min.
Skyfall – After becoming the first James Bond film to cross the billion-dollar threshold in worldwide grosses, the spy blockbuster comes to home entertainment. The 23rd entry in the series follows Bond (Daniel Craig, Defiance) as he investigates an attack on MI6. The attack is part of a plot by a former MI6 operative (Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men) to humiliate, discredit and kill the head of MI6 (Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel). Bonus features include behind-the-scenes documentaries and audio commentary.
Community (Season 4) – The critically-acclaimed comedy finally returns (Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC) after several delays, under the direction of new showrunners and executive producers Moses Port and David Guarascio, after the departure of series creator Dan Harmon. Marking their senior year at Greendale Community College, this season finds the misfit study group in a variety of humorous situations, including in the season premiere (aired 2/7), which centers on The Hunger Games competition to secure registration.
Side Effects – From acclaimed Academy Award-winning director Stephen Soderbergh comes this psychological thriller that follows a young woman (Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) who experiments with prescription drugs while waiting for her husband (Channing Tatum, 21 Jump Street) to be released from jail. Also starring Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes) and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago), this suspenseful movie will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. R. 105 minutes.
Alex Cross, Run (James Patterson) – In the incredible 20th edition of Patterson’s best-selling series, detective Alex Cross must face a revenge-seeking, prison-escaped enemy while tracking down three other serial killers at the same time. This tale of murder and mayhem is true to the series’ trademark sense of intelligent action and should appease fans of the title hero as yet another successful case is solved.