Movies

New Movie Releases – 08-08-14

in God's Pocket

This week is the first of the posthumous movies from Philip Seymour Hoffman. Strangely there are three more to come, but with two of them being the Hunger Games, this may be the best of them! It is also the directorial début of Mad Man’s John Slattery. Sadly, the reviews are pretty average, but with a cast as impressive as the one below, I’m tempted to go anyway.

Otherwise, there’s Lilting which comes recommended, Wakaloda (The German Doctor) and a few other kids ones. Not a classic week, but nice to see Philip for almost the last time. He was one of the best of his generation!

God’s Pocket – When Mickey’s crazy step-son Leon is killed in a construction ‘accident’, nobody in the working class neighborhood of God’s Pocket is sorry he’s gone. Mickey tries to bury the bad news with…

Director: John Slattery
Writers: Peter Dexter (novel), Alex Metcalf (screenplay)
Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, Richard Jenkins

6.3/10-IMDb

Lilting – What is like to live in a world where you have no grasp of its language, and your only lifeline to that is lost.Director: Hong Khaou
Writer: Hong Khaou
Stars: Ben Whishaw, Morven Christie, Peter Bowles

7.6/10-IMDb
Welcome to New York – Mr. Devereaux is a powerful man. A man who handles billions of dollars every day. A man who controls the economic fate of nations. A man driven by a frenzied and unbridled sexual hunger. A man who dreamed of saving the world and who cannot save himself. A terrified man. A lost man.Director: Abel Ferrara
Writers: Abel Ferrara (screenplay), Christ Zois (screenplay)
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Gérard Depardieu, Drena De Niro

All this Mayhem – All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide. In this unflinching, never-before-seen account of drugs and the dark side of …Director: Eddie Martin
Stars: Tas Pappas, Ben Pappas, Tommy Caudill

IMDB – 8.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 78%

Wakaload (The German Doctor) – The true story of an Argentine family who lived with Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and of a girl who fell in love with one of the biggest criminals of all time.Director: Lucía Puenzo
Writer: Lucía Puenzo
Stars: Àlex Brendemühl, Diego Peretti, Guillermo Pfening

6.9/10-IMDb

The Inbetweeners 2 – Jay, Neil, Simon, and Will reunite in Australia for a holiday.Directors: Damon Beesley, Iain Morris

Writers: Damon Beesley, Iain Morris

Stars: Freddie Stroma, Tamla Kari, Emily Berrington

7.8/10-IMDb

77% – Rotten Tomatoes

The Unbeatables – A young man named Amadeo sets off on an unexpected adventure with the players of his beloved Foosball game.Director: Juan José Campanella
Writers: Michael Broadbridge, Juan José Campanella (story)
Stars: Rupert Grint, Peter Serafinowicz, Anthony Head

 

Planes: Fire and Rescue – When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter.Director: Roberts Gannaway
Writer: Jeffrey M. Howard
Stars: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen

5.8/10-IMDb

44%-Rotten Tomatoes

 

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