New Movie Releases – 20-06-14


No big blockbusters this week, giving the little films the chance to breath! Although sometimes things shouldn’t be allowed to breath, some should be smothered at birth. We all know this, right? Lots of average films this week, so you can seek out the average one that suits you best and soak in the median, the ordinary and.. the regular! There’s a lot of ’em and maybe I’m being harsh with the average thing, see what you think below.

The Art of the Steal – Crunch Calhoun, a semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get his old gang back together to pull off one last heist.

Director: Jonathan Sobol
Writer: Jonathan Sobol (screenplay)
Stars: Kurt Russell, Jay Baruchel, Katheryn Winnick

Metacritic – 53%

Our review is here.

Miss Violence – On her birthday, 11-year-old Angeliki jumps off the balcony to her death with a smile on her face. An investigation is started as to the reason for this apparent suicide, but the family keeps insisting that it was an accident.

Director: Alexandros Avranas
Writers: Alexandros Avranas, Kostas Peroulis
Stars: Kostas Antalopoulos, Constantinos Athanasiades, Chloe Bolota

Metacritic – 75%

Bright Days Ahead – The retired dentist Caroline attends a class for computer users. Although she is married, she falls in love with her significantly younger lecturer. It turns out he used to visit her …

Director: Marion Vernoux
Writers: Fanny Chesnel (novel), Marion Vernoux (screenplay)
Stars: Fanny Ardant, Laurent Lafitte, Patrick Chesnais

Metacritic – 57

Camille Claudel 1915 – Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France – where she will never sculpt again – the chronicle of Camille Claudel’s reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.

Director: Bruno Dumont
Writers: Paul Claudel (letters), Camille Claudel (letters)
Stars: Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent, Emmanuel Kauffman

Our review is here.

Metacritic – 65

Chinese Puzzle – A 40-year-old father’s life is complicated when the mother of his two children moves to New York. Since he can’t bear them growing up far away from him, he decides to move there as well.

Director: Cédric Klapisch
Writer: Cédric Klapisch (screenplay)
Stars: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cécile De France

Metacritic – 64

Jersey Boys – The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Writers: Marshall Brickman (screenplay), Rick Elice (screenplay),
Stars: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda

Metacritic – 54

Our review is here.

The Fault in our Stars – Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

Director: Josh Boone
Writers: Scott Neustadter (screenplay), Michael H. Weber (screenplay)
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff

Metacritic – 69

Our review is here.

Arthur and Mike – A story of a man who fakes his own death and assumes a new identity in order to escape his life, who then moves in with a woman who is also trying to leave her past behind.

Director: Dante Ariola
Writer: Becky Johnston
Stars: Colin Firth, Emily Blunt, Anne Hech

IMDB – 5.6

3 Days to Kill – A dying CIA agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment.

Director: McG
Writers: Adi Hasak (screenplay), Luc Besson (screenplay)
Stars: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen

Metacritic – 40


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