On my radar this week: Harry Potter, Prometheus, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Three things have got me very excited this week and yes, one of them is that the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is taking place in London tomorrow night.

Number 1: New trailer for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

The first thing that caught my eye about this movie is its terrific cast: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong and Tom Hardy. Oldman, Firth and Strong are three of my favourite actors and Hardy isn’t bad either.

A new teaser trailer for it has been released which you can watch on Empire’s website here. It looks brilliant. Full of suspense and tension.

• Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy will be released in UK cinemas Friday 16th September.

Number 2: Prometheus plot is released

Up until two months ago I wouldn’t have been that interested in this upcoming release. You see, it was only two months weeks ago that I watched Alien for the first time. I have since watched – and enjoyed – the other three films in the Alien franchise; Aliens, Alien 3, Alien: Resurrection.

Prometheus was originally intended as a prequel to Alien but has since evolved to explore a more stand-alone mythology. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba and Noomi Rapace,  it has been described as follows:

“Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.”

Prometheus is expected to be released in UK cinemas 1st June 2012.

Number 3: The final Harry Potter instalment

Tomorrow night – Thursday 7th July – will see the worldwide premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in London. Even though it is the summer, the forecast is, of course, rain. However, Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) revealed on ITV’s Daybreak that he felt the rain was very fitting: “I can imagine there will be a few showers and rain on the night. It wouldn’t be right if it wasn’t.”

I can’t wait to see the final movie though it will be bittersweet. The preceding seven movies were all brilliant and provided much enjoyment to adults and children alike. I have the first six movies in a box set and no doubt Part 1 and Part 2 will join them once released.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 will be released in UK cinemas Friday 15th July.

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