A GUIDE TO FILMS RELEASED FRIDAY 17TH JANUARY 2003 complete with links to related websites of interest.
From afar, Metropolis looks like the ideal place to live, but deeper under the surface there is unrest. When Maria, the person who is meant to control the workers, is kidnapped and replaced by a robot, the utopian dream looks like it may come to an end.
Fritz Lang’s 1926 German sci-fi classic, is re-released in cinemas this week. Cert: PG
Running Time 120 Mins
Learn more about the director by visiting: Film Four: Fritz Lang
8 Mile is the story of Jimmy, a white rapper from the black side of the 8 mile devide in Detroit. After Jimmy splits up with his girlfriend, he moves back in with his single mother. While Jimmy holds down a job in a steel factory, he tries to build up the nerve to enter a rapping 'battle' and earn the respect of his peers..
Starring Eminem in his screen debut, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy and Taryn Manning. Directed by the fantastic Curtis Hanson (LA Confidential and Wonderboys)
Running Time 110 mins
Official Website: 8-Mile.com
Curtis Hanson brought 8 Mile to last years Regus London Film Festival. Read his highly anticipated interview here: London Film Festival
Taryn Manning is not just a rising starlet of the cinema world, she is also one half of BoomKat, a band she set up with her brother. _Eminem was so impressed with BoomKat he put one of their songs on the 8 Mile soundtrack. BoomKat.net
**Other films on general release
THE GOOD GIRL
Justine ‘Teenee’ Last feels trapped by her marriage and her job. That is until she meets dark and brooding newcomer Holden, who forces her to make some drastic life changing choices.
Starring Jennifer Aniston and Jake Gyllenhaal(star of the sublime Donnie Darko)
Running Time: 95 Mins
Learn more about Jake Gyllenhaal by visiting his official website
Cameron Crowe’s take on young American singles, is released to buy on DVD on 20th January. Singles was released in 1992, Crowe went on to make Jerry Maguire, last years Cruise/Cruz lurve fest Vanilla Sky and the utterly fantastic rock rites of passage movie, Almost Famous.
Expect cameos from the likes of Pearl Jam and fellow director, Tim Burton.
DVD extras include: two deleted scenes