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Movies This Week – 23-01-19

Movies This Week – 23-01-19

It’s the one we’ve all been waiting for! Yes, Second Act arrives this week and it’s another chance to marvel at the acting talents of J Lo. The two main releases of the week are Vice and The Mule, but there are a few other ones also. See what you can find below…

Our Top Five Films This Week –

5. Beautiful Boy
4. The Mule
3. Colette
2. Stan and Ollie
1. The Favourite

Movies This Week – 25 January 2019

Destroyer – 74% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Karyn Kusama
Writers(s): Phil Hay (screenplay), Matt Manfredi (screenplay)
Actors: Nicole Kidman

A police detective reconnects with people from an undercover assignment in her distant past in order to make peace.

A Dog’s Way Home70% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Charles Martin Smith
Writers(s): W. Bruce Cameron, Cathryn Michon
Actors: Jonah Hauer-King, Ashley Judd, Alexandra Shipp, Edward James Olmos

The Mule66% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Clint Eastwood
Writers(s): Nick Schenk
Actors: Taissa Farmiga, Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood, Michael Peña

A 90-year-old horticulturist and WWII veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel.

Second Act38% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Peter Segal
Writers(s): Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Justin Zackham
Actors: Milo Ventimiglia, Leah Remini, Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens

A big box store worker reinvents her life and her life-story and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do.

Vice – 62% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Adam McKay
Writers(s): Adam McKay
Actors: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Movies Next Week – 1 Feb 2019

Burning95% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Chang-dong Lee
Writers(s): Haruki Murakami (short story), Chang-dong Lee (screenplay), Jung-mi Oh (screenplay)
Actors: Ah-in Yoo, Jong-seo Jeon, Steven Yeun

Can You Ever Forgive Me98% on Rotten Tomaatoes
Director(s): Marielle Heller
Writers(s): Nicole Holofcener, Lee Israel (memoir), Jeff Whitty
Actors: Melissa McCarthy, Anna Deavere Smith, Julie Ann Emery, Joanna Adler

When bestselling celebrity biographer, Lee Israel, is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend, Jack.

Capernaum  – 82% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Nadine Labaki
Writers(s): Jihad Hojeily (screenwriter), Michelle Keserwany (screenwriter), Nadine Labaki, Khaled Mouzanar
Actors: Ghida Majzoub, Kawthar Al Haddad, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Nadine Labaki

A politically-charged fable, featuring mostly non-professional actors, about a child who launches a lawsuit against his parents.

Escape Room53% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director: Adam Robitel
Writers: Bragi F. Schut (screenplay by) (as Bragi Schut), Maria Melnik (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
Stars: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Jay Ellis

Green Book82% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Peter Farrelly
Writers(s): Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly
Actors: Linda Cardellini, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Don Stark

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Dean DeBlois
Writers(s): Dean DeBlois (screenplay), Dean DeBlois (story)
Actors: Kristen Wiig, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Gerard Butler

Continues the adventure of Hiccup and his dragon Toothless.

A Private War89% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Matthew Heineman
Writers(s): Marie Brenner (based on the Vanity Fair article “Marie Colvin’s Private War” by), Arash Amel
Actors: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Faye Marsay

One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.

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