New Movie Releases – 02-05-14

Run and Jump

No major releases this week, so a chance for the little ones to shine! There’s a couple of foreign movie gems with Ilo, Ilo and In Bloom. There’s also Paul Walker’s last film, which surprisingly the critics have turned on. I thought you got a free pass if you died, seems not! A couple came out mid week also with Bad Neighbours and Plastic also.

Anyway, on with the new releases…

Run and Jump – An American doctor travels to Ireland to study the Casey family after 38-year-old Conor suffers a stroke which changes his personality, leaving dynamo wife and mother Vanetia to run the show.

Director: Steph Green
Writers: Steph Green, Ailbhe Keogan
Stars: Maxine Peake, Edward MacLiam, Will Forte

Metacritic – 72%

Songs for Amy – Sean O’Malley, a struggling Irish musician writes an album for the love of his life in an attempt to redeem himself, with the help and hindrance of his misfit band mates.

Director: Konrad Begg
Writers: Fiona Graham, Ford Kiernan (script editor)
Stars: Sean Maguire, James Cosmo, Patrick Bergin

Our Review is here.

In Bloom – Set in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi in 1992. Friends Eka and Natia look to leave childhood behind as they ignore societal customs and work to escape their turbulent family lives.

Directors: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß
Writer: Nana Ekvtimishvili
Stars: Lika Babluani, Mariam Bokeria, Zurab Gogaladze

Our Review is here.

IMDB – 8.3

Brick Mansion – An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that’s surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.

Director: Camille Delamarre
Writers: Luc Besson (screenplay), Bibi Naceri (screenplay)
Stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA

Metacritic – 38

Ilo Ilo – Singapore, late 90s. The friendship between the maid Teresa and young boy Jiale ignite the mother’s jealousy, while the Asian recession hits the region.

Director: Anthony Chen
Writer: Anthony Chen
Stars:Koh Jia Ler, Angeli Bayani, Tian Wen Chen

Metacritic – 88

Pompeii – A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Writers: Janet Scott Batchler (screenplay), Lee Batchler
Stars: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland

Our Review is here.

Metacritic – 39

Bad Neighbours – A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.

Director: Nicholas Stoller
Writers: Andrew J. Cohen, Brendan O’Brien
Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron | See full cast and crew »

Our review is here.

Metacritic – 82


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