Movies This Week – 13-02-19
This week we have Happy Death Day 2U. Yes, the follow up to the average enough horror film that no one needed! We’ve had sci-fi remakes of Groundhog day (Edge of Tomorrow) and the first release in this series was definitely the Horror remake, it just wasn’t very good. Now we have part two! Sigh.
Otherwise, there are a few real movies which are worth seeing. There’s A Private War which we’d recommend, along with The Kid Who Would Be King and a few others besides…
Dates for all upcoming movies can be found here.
Our Top Five Films This Week –
5. The LEGO Movie 2
4. The Favourite
3. A Private War
2. Can You Ever Forgive Me
1. If Beale Street Could Talk
Movies Next Week – 15 Feb 2019
A Private War – 89% 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 – 65% 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 Love – 43% 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).
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.
On The Basis Of Sex – 72% 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.
Cold Pursuit – 73% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Hans Petter Moland
Writers(s): Frank Baldwin
Actors: Emmy Rossum, Liam Neeson, Julia Jones, Laura Dern
A snowplow driver seeks revenge against the drug dealers he thinks killed his son. Based on the 2014 Norwegian film ‘In Order of Disappearance’.
Total Dhamaal – ? on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Indra Kumar
Writers(s): Tushar Hiranandani
Actors: Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh
Plot unknown. The third installment of the Dhamaal film series.
27 February 2019
Fighting With My Family – 88% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Stephen Merchant
Writers(s): Stephen Merchant
Actors: Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Kim Matula, Vince Vaughn
A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.