Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Releases Roundup: For the Week of Thursday July 17

New in Movie Theaters * from yahoo
The Dark Knight - Already primed to overachieve at the box office for all sorts of reasons, this new installment of the Batman franchise again stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine as his ever-faithful Alfred, and Gary Oldman as the newly promoted Lieutenant Gordon. This film is directed by Christopher Nolan, who wrote and directed "Batman Begins".
Mamma Mia! - Stars Colin Firth and Julie Walters based on the musical of the same name. Executive produced by Rita Wilson and her husband Tom Hanks.
Transsiberian - Filmed in Beijing, Russia and Lithuania, this thriller stars Emily Mortimer and Ben Kingsley. In limited release on July 18th.

New in DVDs * from blockbuster
The Bank Job (2008) - Based on a 1971 London bank robbery, this action film stars Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows, and co-stars the ever-talented David Suchet, Keeley Hawes, and Peter Bowles.
Robbie Coltrane's Incredible Britain (2007) - In this documentary, join Hagrid - oops Cracker - oops, I mean Coltrane as he journeys across Britain from London to Glasgow, driving its B roads and providing us with an offbeat and entertaining look at the people he meets and places he passes along the way.
Beau Brummell: This Charming Man (2007) - This drama stars Jonathan Aris and Matthew Rhys.
Penelope (2006) - Romantic, modern-day fairy tale stars Christina Ricci and James McAvoy. Reese Witherspoon, Richard E. Grant, Nigel Havers, and the Chef! himself Lenny Henry co-star.
The Mighty Celt (2005) - Cast features Robert Carlyle and Gillian Anderson.

New in Music * from billboard
The Beatles - "1962-1966", "1967-1970", "A Hard Day's Night [UK]", "Anthology 1", "Anthology 2", "Beatles for Sale", "Help![UK]", "Let It Be...Naked", "Live at the BBC", "Love [Special Edition]", "Magical Mystery Tour", "Past Masters, Vols 1 & 2", "Revolver [UK]", "Rubber Soul", "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", "The Beatles [White Album]" EMD Int'l label
The Charlatans UK - "BBC Sessions" Island UK label
The Moody Blues - "Days of Future Passed [Bonus Tracks]", "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour [Bonus Tracks]", "In Search of the Lost Chord [Bonus Tracks]", "On the Threshold of a Dream [Bonus Tracks]", "Question of Balance [Bonus Tracks]", "Seventh Sojourn [Bonus Tracks]", "To Our Children's Children's Children [Bonus Tracks]" Polydor label
Go West - "futurenow" Blueprint label
Spandau Ballet - "Gold: The Best of Spandau Ballet" EMI label
Herman's Hermits - "Into Something Good: The Mickie Most Years 1964-1964 [Emd]", "The Best of Herman's Hermits [EMI]" EMD Int'l label
Dido - "Life for Rent" Classic label
Radiohead - "Nude" XL UK label
Yazoo - "Only Yazoo: The Best Of" Mute label
Eurythmics - "Peace", "Revenge", "Savage" Sony/BMG label
London Cowboys - "Relapse" Freud label
The Cure - "Sleep When I'm Dead/Down Under" Geffen label
Eric Clapton - "Unplugged" WEA Int'l label

[Photo of The Dark Knight is from The Rock of Boston and photo of The Charlatans UK is from]

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