My DVD/Blu-Ray Pick
The King’s Speech – based on the true story of King George VI, played by Colin Firth. He is forced into the role of King but has a speech impediment that blows his confidence. Oscar winning and nominated performances by Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush. Best Director in Tom Hooper and also Best Screenplay. What else? Oh yeah, Best Picture. Lots of awards and praise for this film. Definitely worth a watch due to that alone.
My Theater Pick
Water for Elephants – picking a Robert Pattinson movie for my Theater Pick of the week may seem like an odd choice but honestly I don’t hate the guy. Good for him for cashing in on the tweens by taking the Twilight role. But lets see if this kid can really act. This movie is based on a best selling novel and deals with a love story between people working at a circus. Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz complete the love triangle with Pattinson that causes the tension. Looks like its beautifully shot and might have some really dramatic performances. Its not a definite winner but it has potential.