It’s the first lot of movies released this year, and there’s a few good ones in there. It’ll be busy for the next few weeks, what with Oscar Season kicking off.
“This is a very enjoyable film; funny, wild and absorbing. It has plenty of style but whether if it has enough substance to endure only time will tell.”
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom seems to do exactly what I was hoping it would, a full account of the man, warts and all, not just the good stuff! Sadly the reviews aren’t spectacular, so it’s up to yourselves whether you want a history lesson on the great man. It stars Idris Elba, or Stringer Bell for fans of the Wire.
Out of the new releases this week, the one that intrigues me most is this one. In The Missing Picture “Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and narration to revisit the atrocities committed by Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979”. To me, that sounds fascinating! There’s more than a few comparisons going around to The Act of Killing which was in our Top Ten movies of last year.
Does the world really need another Paranomal Activity movie? Clearly not. No, no one needs to see this movie and it never needed to be made. Still, it has, and I can’t ignore it. The reviews are average, which is better than I was expecting.
Last Vegas seems like another bad idea, with some great actors in a pretty bad movie. That’s possibly the reason that the critics got their claws out, but there’s some really nasty comments here.
“like Adam Sandler’s “Grown-ups,” only with Oscar winners”. Ouch!