Another week and another collection of movies descend from the heavens for your viewing pleasure, or at least to keep you occupied for approximately 90 minutes. This week flattered to deceive, with a few films that promised more than they delivered. I’m looking at you ‘Hundred-Foot Journey’, but I’m sure it’s pleasant enough none the less. Our top tips would be The Guest and Watermark. For that afternoon out with your aunt, Hundre-Foot Journey screams for your love and attention.
Sex Tape got an impressive 18% on Rotten Tomates. Ouch!
The Hundred-Foot Journey – The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory’s Michelin-starred eatery.
Director: Lasse Hallström
Writers: Steven Knight (screenplay), Richard C. Morais (book)
Stars: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal
The Guest – A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Director: Adam Wingard
Writer: Simon Barrett
Stars: Dan Stevens, Sheila Kelley, Maika Monroe
Sex Tape – A married couple wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts.
Director: Jake Kasdan
Writers: Kate Angelo (screenplay), Jason Segel (screenplay)
Stars: Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry
Before I go to Sleep – A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.
Director: Rowan Joffe
Writers: Rowan Joffe (screenplay), S.J. Watson (novel)
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong
Life of Crime – Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.
Director: Daniel Schechter
Writers: Elmore Leonard (novel), Daniel Schechter (screenplay)
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Mos Def, Isla Fisher
Watermark – A documentary on how water shapes humanity.
Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky
Writer: Jennifer Baichwal