Morning dears. Head okay? Oh well, it was worth it wasn’t it? Happy Saturday to one and all. This week’s film roundup is a dreamy, if slightly screamy affair but I think you can handle it. Enjoy. 1.The Lovely Bones *The405 Pick of The Day* Released: 29 January 2010 Directed by:Peter Jackson Cast:Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon Genre: Drama Trailer:Click Here Peter Jackson’s adaptation of Alice Seabold’s novel of the same name tells the story of Susie Salmon (Ronan). Taking a shortcut home from school one day, Susie is met by neighbour and dollhouse builder George Harvey (Stanley Tucci). He brutal rapes and murders her, dismembering her body to cover up the crime. Susie’s spirit is whisked away to her own personal heaven, where she watches her parents (played by Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz) as they struggle to accept her disappearance and death. She also watches over her killer Harvey, who has escaped punishment, hoping for justice to catch up with him before he kills again. Her father and sister come to suspect Harvey but the police need proof. Expect lush visuals as Susie explores “the inbetween” space and a soundtrack by Brian Eno. 2.Twilight Saga: New Moon Released: 20 November 2009 Directed by: Chris Weitz Cast: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Michael Sheen Genre: Fantasy, romance Trailer:Click Here Unconventional lovers Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) return in New Moon, the second in Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series of books. Bella’s 18th birthday celebrations end in tears when after getting a paper cut, her lover Edward’s adoptive brother is overcome with bloodlust and tries to kill her. Concerned for her safety Edward ends their relationship and moves away, leaving Bella heartbroken. Bella turns to thrill seeking in order to see flashes of him again, and seeks comfort in her friendship with Jacob Black (Taylor Laurent), who has a secret of his own. A miscommunication leaves Edward thinking Bella is dead. He resolves to die too so Bella must race to stop him from throwing himself at near-as-damn vampire royalty the Volturi, who are capable of killing him. 3.Fantastic Mr Fox Released: 25 November 2009 Directed by: Wes Anderson Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Street, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Brian Cox, Michael Gambon Genre: Comedy Trailer:Click Here Boggis and Bunce and Bean, One short, one fat, one lean. These horrible crooks, so different in looks, were nonetheless equally mean. The Roald Dahl classic story of the cheeky fox who steals from the aforementioned mean farmers has been given the stop-motion treatment by Royal Tenenbaums director Wes Anderson, albeit with a left of centre heist vibe to it. 4. Name The Soloist Released: 25 September 2009 Directed by: Joe Wright Cast: Robert Downey Jnr, Jamie Foxx, Catherine Keener Genre: Drama Trailer:Click Here Los Angeles journalist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jnr) is desperately chasing a story when he encounters Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx), a homeless man battling schizophrenia who has an extraordinary musical talent. Lopez writes a column based on Ayers story and tries to get his new friend off the streets and back playing music. The two develop a close bond which is challenged by Ayers’ struggle with mental illness and in the face of his plight living homeless in LA. 5. Name Jennifer’s Body Released: 6 November 2009 Directed by: Karyn Kusama Cast: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, Johnny Simmons Genre: Dark Comedy, Horror Trailer:Click Here Bookworm Anita (Amanda Seyfried) and popular girl Jennifer (Megan Fox) are an odd pair of best friends and their friendship is pushed to its limit after a Satanic ritual leaves Jennifer an evil succubus who feasts on the flesh of boys in order to survive. When Jennifer sets her sights on devouring Anita’s nerdy boyfriend Chip (Johnny Simmons) Anita decides to take a stand against her now evil BFF.