Top-5 movies of the week - 14.10 - 20.10

1."The Skin I Live In"
A modern Frankenstein story. Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin since his wife was burned in a car crash. He was possessed by this idea and after twelve years, he manages to make a skin that is a real shield against every assault. Now he needs to be patient to take vengeance on his worst enemy. This movie looks like a very tense mystic thriller.
Directed and written by Pedro Almodóvar.
Starring Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya.

A remake of a 1984 movie, which due to critic Roger Ebert has the same script. If you saw the original, you could pretend you're re-watching it. If you haven't seen it, you should know it is a story about a guy, who was forced to move from Boston to a small town. There is a very strict order with a ban of dancing and loud music. So he challenges this system and even falls in love. With good soundtrack and lively atmosphere, this movie can make you dance.
Directed by Craig Brewer.
Starring Kenny Wormald,Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell.

3."The Thing"
In the thriller "The Thing", paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they're infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet. Paleontologist Kate Lloyd has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up. When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew's pilot, Carter, to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish. "The Thing" serves as a prelude to John Carpenter's classic 1982 film of the same name. (Official website)
Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen.

4."The Big Year"
Three man are at a crossroads -- one is experiencing a mid-life crisis, another a late-life crisis, and the third, a far from ordinary no-life crisis. From David Frankel, the director of The Devil Wears Prada and Marley & Me, comes a sophisticated comedy about three friendly rivals who, tired of being ruled by obligations and responsibilities, dedicate a year of their lives to following their dreams. Their big year takes them on a cross-country journey of wild and life-changing adventures. (Official website) And its soundtrack rocks!
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Directed by David Frankel.
Starring Owen Wilson, Jack Black, Steve Martin.

5."Happy Life"
Keith, a happy hardcore obsessed record store owner, is desperate to stay afloat in modern day NYC. Will an old-school rave be his ticket back to the top? Or will candy necklaces and glow sticks be the death nails in his techno coffin? (Official website) Why did I choose it? I like its synopsis.
Directed and written by Michael M. Bilandic.
Starring Tom McCaffrey.

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