As is the case on any week which sees one of their releases, the best new film this week is the latest from the legendary Studio Ghibli: The Secret World of Arrietty. Based on Mary Norton’s classic The Borrowers, the story follows the adventures of Arrietty who lives in peace with her people under the floorboard of a house, and her dangerous friendship with a human boy. This film was a massive hit in Japan, and also found a surprisingly large audience at the US box office. Definitely worth a look.
14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items “borrowed” from the house’s human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers Arrietty.
The Secret World of Arrietty @ Amazon
Young lawyer Arthur Kipps travels to a remote village to organize a recently deceased client’s papers, where he encounters the ghost of a scorned woman set on vengeance.
The Woman in Black @ Amazon
Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.
This Means War @ Amazon
A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.
Red Tails @ Amazon
United is based on the true story of Manchester United’s legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the their number. The film draws on first-hand interviews with the survivors and their families to tell the inspirational story of a team and community overcoming terrible tragedy.
United @ Amazon