New Movie Releases – 04-04-14

Russell Crowe as Noah

Is it looking like rain? Yes, it’s the day Noah is released. The whole idea just seemed terrible to me, but there’s a few other very good movies out today also, so choose wisely!

The DoubleJesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska star in this dark and funny tale. This looks like one not to be missed!

Plot: A comedy centered on a man who is driven insane by the appearance of his doppleganger.

Director: Richard Ayoade

Rotten Tomatoes – 85%

Our Review is here.

A Story of Children and Film – I used to love watching Mark Cousins on BBC2 introducing movies. He seemed to hate everything, and spent much of the introduction explaining why! I wonder what he would make of his own work.

Plot: A Story of Children and Film is the world’s first movie about kids in global cinema. It’s passionate, poetic, portrait of the adventure of childhood: its surrealism, loneliness, fun, … See full summary »

Director: Mark Cousins

Rotten Tomatoes – 90%

Our Review is here.

Divergent – This one has klanger written all over it, but I guess it’s not aimed at me. I hope the teens enjoy it more than the critics!

Plot: In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late.

Director: Neil Burger

Our Review is here.

Rotten Tomatoes – 39%

Rio 2 – By all accounts the first one of these is very good fun! The second is getting pretty positive reviews also, so might be worth a trip to keep the nipper happy.

Plot –  It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they’re hurtled Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful …

Director: Carlos Saldanha

Rotten Tomatoes – 60%

Noah – The reviews of Noah are much better than I expected, so who knows, could be worth a punt.

A man is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission of rescue before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world.

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Rotten Tomatoes – 76%

Tom and the Farm -This one looks very odd and intriguing. Writer/ actor/ director/ editor Xavier Dolan looks a talent also. You can’t really get that many more slashes than that!

Plot: A grieving man meets his lover’s family, who were not aware of their son’s sexual orientation.

Director: Xavier Dolan

IMDB – 7.2

Our review is here.

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