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Movies This Week – 06-02-19

Movies This Week – 06-02-19

This week we get another average Sci-fi film in the form of Alita: Battle Angel. It is a genre with a whole lot of average. There’s also Kenneth Branagh’s All is true and Boy Erased but the highlight is definitely If Beale Street Could Talk which is slow and quite beautiful.

Dates for all upcoming movies can be found here.

Our Top Five Films This Week –

5. The Mule
4. The Favourite
3. Green Book
2. Can You Ever Forgive Me
1. If Beale Street Could Talk

Movies Next Week – 8 Feb 2019

Released 6th of Feb – Alita: Battle Angel53% on Rotten Tomatoes

Director(s): Robert Rodriguez
Writers(s): James Cameron (screenplay), Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay), Yukito Kishiro (manga)
Actors: Michelle Rodriguez, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein

All Is True 67% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Kenneth Branagh
Writers(s): Ben Elton
Actors: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Kathryn Wilder

A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare.

Boy Erased80% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Joel Edgerton
Writers(s): Garrard Conley (book), Joel Edgerton
Actors: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton, Russell Crowe

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.

If Beale Street Could Talk 95% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Barry Jenkins
Writers(s): Barry Jenkins (screenplay), James Baldwin (novel), Tari (editor), Tari (story editor)
Actors: Dave Franco, Pedro Pascal, Regina King, Finn Wittrock

A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.

The LEGO Movie 2 93% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Rob Schrab
Writers(s): Raphael Bob-Waksberg (rewrite), Phil Lord (screenplay), Christopher Miller (screenplay), Michelle Morgan (story)
Stars: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett

It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

Old Boys?% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Toby MacDonald
Writers(s): N/A
Actors: Denis Ménochet, Alex Lawther, Joshua McGuire, Pauline Etienne

In the school-set re-working of Cyrano, an awkward but imaginative pupil helps the handsome but spectacularly dim school-hero pursue the fiery daughter of a visiting French teacher.

On The Basis Of Sex72% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Mimi Leder
Writers(s): Daniel Stiepleman
Actors: Armie Hammer, Felicity Jones, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates

The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

Future Movies – Feb 15th

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.

Instant Family – 82% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Sean Anders
Writers(s): Sean Anders, John Morris
Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne

A couple find themselves in over their heads when they adopt three children.

Happy Death Day 2U?% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Christopher Landon
Writers(s): Christopher Landon
Actors: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews

Tree Gelbman discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.

Isn’t It Romantic ?% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Todd Strauss-Schulson
Writers(s): Erin Cardillo (original screenplay), Dana Fox, Katie Silberman
Actors: Rebel Wilson, Priyanka Chopra, Betty Gilpin, Liam Hemsworth

A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.

The Kid Who Would Be King – 87% on Rotten Tomatoes

Director: Joe Cornish
Writer: Joe Cornish
Stars: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Denise Gough, Dean Chaumoo

A band of kids embark on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace.

Mektoub, My Love43% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Abdellatif Kechiche
Writers(s): François Bégaudeau (novel), Abdellatif Kechiche (screenplay), Ghalia Lacroix (screenplay)
Actors: Shaïn Boumedine, Ophélie Bau, Salim Kechiouche, Lou Luttiau

A teen boy comes back to his hometown during summer vacation in search for love (in 1994).

Queen’s Corgi, The ?% on Rotten Toamtoes
Director(s): Ben Stassen
Writers(s): Rob Sprackling, Johnny Smith
Actors: N/A

“The Queen’s Corgi” is about the adventure of Rex, the British monarch’s most beloved dog, who loses track of his mistress and stumbles across a clan with dogs of all kinds confronting and …

Movies Next Week – 22 Feb 2019

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.

The Kindergarten Teacher88% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Sara Colangelo
Writers(s): Sara Colangelo
Actors: Rosa Salazar, Gael García Bernal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Chernus

A kindergarten teacher in New York becomes obsessed with one of her students who she believes is a child prodigy.

 

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