Not a vintage week for the movies, as far as I can see. Still, it’s our lot and we’ll have to see what we can do with it…
‘4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days’ was one of the hardest movies I’ve ever watched in the cinema. It’s about a backstreet abortion and pretty much goes through the whole event in real time. I went to it one Friday night, and remember thinking that I should be nicer to myself and not put myself through things like this! I went to it because it got five star reviews in pretty much every paper in existence. Well, guess what, Romanian Director Cristian Mungiu is back in town with a new movie, and the critics love it! Beyond the Hills is about excorisms, lesbian nuns etc, but I don’t think I could do it to myself, not again!
The Paperboy stars most of Hollywood – Zac Efron, John Cusack, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Macy Gray, David Oyelowo and gets very mixed reviews from the critics, but edging towards the lower end of the scale. Still, anything with John Cusack in it is worth seeing, right?
Why is Steve Buscemi in this movie? Ah man, in my mind he’s winning Oscars, not starring with Steve Carell in movies about dodgy Magicians. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone also stars other big names such as Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini and Jim Carrey and gets average reviews in most places.
Welcome to the Punch is about gangsters and other guff.
Red Dawn gets truly awful reviews, so we can ignore that one.
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