Out This Week (4-10 July)

4829NOW YOU SEE ME 2. We are back in the world of illusions created by Ed Solomon. Different director, John M. Chu but pretty much the same cast with Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and not-so-dead Dave Franco, with the addition of Lizzy Caplan (Isla Fisher was pregnant of little Montgomery during filming). More promising than the first one also because Daniel Radcliffe is in it, and he knows about magic  (129 mins) Watch Trailer HereTarzan-2

THE LEGEND OF TARZAN We all know the story of the orphan raised by Apes in Africa. We don’t know what happens next. David Yates shows us in this picture, starring Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie (who refused to lose weight for the role and remained in her size 2, bit too much ain’t it?), Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson (110 mins) Watch Trailer Here

the-neon-demon-3THE NEON DEMON Nicolas Winding Refn (Driver) is back with another visionary work. Top models in LA are the characters of this psychological thriller starring Elle Fanning and Jena Malone (117 mins) Watch Trailer Here1482220_full-672x372

MAGGIE’S PLAN This rom-com starring Greta Gerwig and Ethan Hawke has basically the same plot as 2010 JLo’s The Back-up Plan, just a bit more indie (98 mins) Watch Trailer Here

 

 

Out This Week (20-26 Jun)

Another Friday, another box office weekend. Have a look at what’s on at the cinema.

independence0001INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE (Fri 24 June) Everyone knows 1996 Independence Day, the world-acclaimed film about humans defending Planet Earth by an alien attach; so here for you Independence Day: Resurgence, a film about humans defending Planet Earth by an alien attach. Mind blowing. Starring Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum. (120 mins) Watch Trailer Here

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ELVIS AND NIXON (Fri 24 June) I have mixed feelings about this, but Elvis and Nixon is the comedy based on the true events of December 21, 1970 when Elvis went to the White House to see President Nixon for an urgent meeting. Kevin Spacey is Mr President and Michael Shannon is Elvis (86 mins) Watch Trailer Here

 

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (Fri 24 June) Animation by Illumination maxresdefaultEntertainment about a
bunch of pets – you wouldn’t have guessed that – which hang out together after their owners leave their flats. The trailer looks hilarious and hopefully with this we can forget about The Minions Movie ( we forgive you guys ) and go back to the times when things were so fluffy we could have died (91 mins) Watch Trailer Here

8THE MEDDLER (Fri 24 June) Sweet comedy drama starring Susan Sarandon as Rose Byrne’s mother. Ah! And she tends to meddle into things, I guess. No, seriously this picture was Toronto Film Festival material and it’s probably the much better version of Mother Day. So go pick up your mama and spend a magical night watching this. (103 mins) Watch Trailer Here

 

Out this week (6-12 June)

A new movie-load is coming this weekend. Are you ready for it? Take a look at 5 of the juiciest releases.

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MOTHER’S DAY (Fri 10th June) What do Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis do when they meet? They are mums, or they have mums, or they are man-mums: sort of like all other humans, but they don’t look all scruffy, like we do when we deal with toddlers, so yeah a movie about your life, just prettier and hopefully funnier. (118 mins) Watch Trailer Here

The-Boss-Footage-3THE BOSS (Fri 10th June) Melissa McCarthy is hilarious in this riotous comedy. You have already seen her pooping in a sink, so even though that probably cannot be topped, here she is a wealthy business-woman who ends up in jail and, when out she has to cope living with her former PA (Kristen Bell). Personally I just think it’s worth seeing for Peter Dinklage, gotta love him. (99 mins) Watch Trailer Here

maxresdefaultLEARNING TO DRIVE (Fri 10th June) Comedy starring Sir Ben Kingsley as a kind Indian driver instructor and Patricia Clarkson (Shutter Island) as a stressed New-Yorker learning to drive, after being left by her husband for a younger woman. A touching story of friendship and enriching cultural differences. (90 mins) Watch Trailer Here

the-whole-truth-trailerTHE WHOLE TRUTH (Fri 10th June) Thriller starring Keanu Reeves as a defence attorney, determined to find out the truth about what happened to his client and his murdered father. (94 mins) Watch Trailer Here

 

marnie_screenshotWHEN MARNIE WAS THERE (Fri 10th June) Oscar nominated Studio Ghibli animation is finally out here! Based on the novel by Joan Robinson, even though settled in Sapporo and not in Norfolk (England), like the novel. This movie is actually from 2014, and it could be the last work released by Studio Ghibli, after the internal hiatus they had during the making of The Tales of The Princess Kaguya and the retirement of Hayao Miyazaki. (103 mins) Watch Trailer Here

Out this week (30 May – 5 June)

What are you going to watch this weekend?

This week we have at least 5 noticeable releases, and they come in very different flavours.

niceguys2THE NICE GUYS (Fri 3rd June) Comedy thriller settled in LA in the 70s. The comedy duo is rather unusual, Ryan Gosling and Russel Crowe but sounds like they may be the ultimate date movie: literally they got it all covered, the cute, the rough and the gun. (116 mins) Watch Trailer here

race800_624x355x1RACE (Fri 3rd June) Finally a movie on Jesse Owens! Literally this guy was awesome. He dared winning the Olympics in 1936 Nazi-Berlin, hosted by sweetheart Adolf, who wanted to show the superiority of the Arian race. Only glitch, Jesse was black.. oops! Fun fact: Rudy from The Book Thief has the “Jesse Owen Incident”, where he painted himself black to race 100m at the local sport field, somehow not as appreciated as one would think. (135 mins). Watch Trailer Here

emilia-clarke-sam-clafin-f541db65-8a26-43dd-ab9f-b19bbd90179cME BEFORE YOU (Fri 3rd June) You could not get over Finnick’s death in Mockinjay part 2? Well, Sam Claflin is back, just on a wheelchair but, at least he is alive, I guess!? Anyway, go on for the ultimate chick flick, they are good looking, unlucky, in love everything you need to dig in your Asda tissue box, jumbo pack. (110 mins) Watch Trailer Here

NErXGvtnG4Xtvu_1_bTEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: Out Of The Shadows (Mon 30th May) I don’t actually know what to add to the title. I have to say, I used to watch them all the time as a kid and yes, I had 3 water turtles called Donatella, Raphael and Michelangelo, but I’m still not sure about this one. Let me know what you think. (112 mins) Watch Trailer Here

wm0WARCRAFT: The Beginning (Fri 3rd June) JG from the ShortList wrote: “Any film that contains the line, delivered with po-face solemnity, ‘We must stop the orcs from opening the portal’, is unlikely to be date material”. JG I have to say, I’m sorry for your sentimental life. Like my friend Ames said “this looks crap, but thoroughly enjoyable crap”, we’ll see to that I guess. (123 mins) Watch Trailer Here

Out This Week (23-29 May)

Are you planning your cinema weekend?

Well, this is definitely a week packed with amazing movies. Here some of the juiciest releases.

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (Friday 27th May 2016). Alice is back into Wonderland after 6 years from the previous movie Alice in Wonder
land, this time directed by James Bobin alice_through_the_looking_glassrather than Tim Burton. This eye-popping sequel has all the cast from the previous one – Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikovska, Helena Bonham Carter, including one of the last performances of the great Alan Rickman, as well as very very welcome new entries like genius Sacha Baron Cohen. Personally, I already booked my ticket!! (113 mins) Watch Trailer Here

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LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP (Friday 27th May 2016). For the ones who adore Jane Austen, if you think there’s nothing you haven’t seen or read already, here is a film based on one of Miss Austen’s early, unp
ublished novel. It promises to be a hilarious, witty comedy of manners. Starring Kate Beckinsale (94 mins). Watch Trailer Here

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MONEY MONSTER (Friday 27th May 2016). Jodie Foster directs this gripping thriller, where George Clooney is a TV presenter held hostage live and broadcast to millions of people by Jack O’Connell who lost his money and demands answers. Starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts and brit Jack O’Connell. (99 mins) Watch Trailer Here

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THE DAUGHTER (Friday 27th May). Australian drama which marks Simon Stone’s debut as a director on a screenplay adaptation of The Wild Duck by Ibsen. Starring Geoffrey Rush, Ewan Leslie, Paul Schneider and Miranda Otto. (95mins) Watch Trailer Here