Wondering what's out and what's hot in movies this week? Here are the top ten great flicks Brookline's rented from MovieWorks in the last week.
- Rum Diary
Rated: R Starring: Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Richard Jenkins, Giovanni Ribisi
Rated: PG-13 Starring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright Penn, Stephen Bishop
- Ides of March
Rated: R Starring: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei
Rated: R Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks
Rated: R Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston
- The Help
Rated: PG-13 Starring: Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia L. Spencer, Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain
- In Time
Rated: PG-13 Starring: Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Miller
- Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part I
Rated: PG-13 Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz
- The Big Year
Rated: PG-13 Starring: Jack Black, Steve Martin, Owen Wilson, Rashida Jones, Brian Dennehy
- Midnight in Paris
Rated: PG-13 Starring: Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy
New This Week: London Boulevard, Tower Heist, Puss in Boots
Staff Pick: February release "The Dead" is a breath of fresh air for the true old-school zombie film fan. Excellent visual effects and incorporation of the African setting add up to an overall grittiness and realism, that harkens back to work of zombie pioneers Fulci and Romero. The pace of the film (which is about as slow as its zombies) is sure to disappoint those accustomed to the current fast-zombie trend, but the stagnancy only adds to the suspense. It is a film that stands alone in its genre and is certainly worth a watch.
Editor's Note: The column typically appears on Tuesdays at 11 a.m., but has been pushed back due to the holiday this week.