Pacific Rim: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse. It looks awesome and my anticipation has been mounting. With Guillermo Del Toro at the helm I expect greater emotional involvement than the run-of-the-mill blockbuster, too.
The Heat: Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) couldn't be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies. From the director of "Bridesmaids”, Paul Feig. Reactions to this have been surprisingly positive. Link to Chris Elena's review at An Online Universe.
Much Ado About Nothing: Shakespeare's classic comedy is given a contemporary spin in Joss Whedon's film, "Much Ado About Nothing". Shot in just 12 days (and using the original text), the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a dark, sexy and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love. Heard nothing but great things. Joss Whedon and Shakespeare = a winner. Link to Tom Clift's review at Moviedex.
Weekly Recommendation: Yet to see any, but I am very excited about 'Much Ado' and 'Pacific Rim'.