Film Round Up – 26-05-17
Five new releases this week, with the return of Studio Ghibli in the Red Turtle being the highlight! There’s also the stylish I am not Madam Bovary and Captain Jack Sparrow returns when he probably should have stayed where he was! See the runners and riders below…
Do you want a shock? The critics pretty much hated the new Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge film. Who knew? I certainly wasn’t predicting that one. Whether the box office follows is unlikely as people can’t get enough of this guff. It’s currently at 30% on Rotten Tomatoes.
“Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon.”
Red Turtle is that self same Studio Ghibli mentioned above, and if the critics are anything to go by, it’s a good one. It gets a whopping 95% on Rotten Tomatoes and looks as stunning as ever. I’m sure there’s an environmental issue behind it all so you can feel good about bringing your kids to it.
“A massive sea turtle destroys a stranded man’s raft every time he tries to sail away from a tropical island.”
‘I Am Not Madame Bovary‘ is a stylish one indeed! The film takes a very curious view of the world through a telescope at times! See what Louise thought of it here, but the rest of the world enjoyed it a lot with an 86% on Rotten Tomatoes.
“After being swindled by her ex-husband, a woman takes on the Chinese legal system.”
Do we need it? Certainly not, but a lot of kids love these books…Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. This is the most hated film by the critics this week, with the Pirates nearly getting twice its score on Rotten Tomatoes with a truly awful 17%.
“A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention.”
Your last offering this week is another art house one in ‘The Other Side of Hope‘. This one arrives with a very small amount of promotion, but it did keep turning up in the Facebook feed. I wonder is this the future? Another 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, so feel happy for them!
“A poker-playing restaurateur and former travelling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland.”