This is almost a perfect week, three new releases, all of them good (well, Robocop is only kinda good, but that’s still better than I was expecting) and something for everyone. We have the serious drama, the silly but fun shoot ’em up and one for the kids! I really can’t complain, no matter how hard I try. Sigh. Why can’t the rest of the weeks be more like this one?
Robocop is a reboot of the 1987 classic. Ok, maybe it’s only a classic as I was the perfect age when this was released first time around, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Half man, half machine, all cop! You know the drill, he goes around shooting people and will probably have a fight with an ED 209 at the end. Lots of good actors involved in this one with Samuel L Jackson, Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton.
Dallas Buyers Club is bound to get a few Oscars, and probably Matthew’s first! Who would have thought it possible, when he had committed so many crimes against film in his early days on the silver screen. Jared Leto has a good shout too, by all accounts for best supporting actor. I thought he should have got one for ‘my so called life’, but I guess technically it was only a TV show (that must be the reason). The story of an “electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.”
Mr. Peabody and Sherman – is the perfect film to end our round up. Yes, a kids movies that has more than enough to keep the parents sane for the duration! It’s all you can really ask. Very few reviews going around for this one, but the ones I’ve found are all positive. Do you want the synopsis? Really? Ok, here you go… “Using his most ingenious invention, the WABAC machine, Mr. Peabody and his adopted boy Sherman hurtle back in time to experience world-changing events first-hand and interact with some of the greatest characters of all time. They find themselves in a race to repair history and save the future.”