Movies This Week – 01-05-19

Movies This Week – 01-05-19

A few new releases this week, with the much hyped Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile along with Long Shot and a few more besides. Definitely something for everyone, but still I’m sure everyone will go to the new Avengers movie regardless!

Dates for all upcoming movies can be found here.

Our Top Five Films This Week –

5. Donbass
4. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile
3. Wild Rose
2. Woman at War
1. Eighth Grade

Movies This Week -3rd May 2019

The Curse Of La Llorona32% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Michael Chaves
Writers(s): Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis
Actors: Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velasquez, Sean Patrick Thomas, Madeleine McGraw

A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents.

A Dog’s Journey – ?% on Rotten Tomatoes

Director(s): Gail Mancuso
Writers(s): W. Bruce Cameron (book), W. Bruce Cameron (screenplay), Maya Forbes (screenplay), Cathryn Michon (screenplay), Wallace Wolodarsky (screenplay)
Actors: Betty Gilpin, Dennis Quaid, Abby Ryder Fortson, Josh Gad

A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile – 63% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Joe Berlinger
Writers(s): Michael Werwie
Actors: Lily Collins, Zac Efron, Angela Sarafyan, Sydney Vollmer

A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.

Hotel Mumbai – 75% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Anthony Maras
Writers(s): John Collee, Anthony Maras
Actors: Armie Hammer, Jason Isaacs, Nazanin Boniadi, Dev Patel

The true story of the Taj Hotel terrorist attack in Mumbai. Hotel staff risk their lives to keep everyone safe as people make unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and their families.

Long Shot – 86% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Jonathan Levine
Writers(s): Dan Sterling (screenplay)
Actors: Alexander Skarsgård, Charlize Theron, Andy Serkis, Seth Rogen

Fred Flarsky, an unemployed journalist battered by his own misfortune, endeavors to pursue his childhood crush and babysitter who now happens to be one of the most powerful and unattainable women on the planet.

Tolkien – ?% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Dome Karukoski
Writers(s): David Gleeson, Stephen Beresford
Actors: Lily Collins, Mimi Keene, Nicholas Hoult, Pam Ferris

Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.

Vox Lux – 60% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Brady Corbet
Writers(s): Brady Corbet
Actors: Natalie Portman, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, Jennifer Ehle

An unusual set of circumstances brings unexpected success to a pop star.

Woman At War – 97% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Benedikt Erlingsson
Writers(s): Ólafur Egilsson, Benedikt Erlingsson
Actors: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada, Jörundur Ragnarsson

Halla becomes a determined environmental activist, but this threatens a long-held hope of hers.

Movies Next Week – 10th May 2019

Amazing Grace – 99% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Sydney Pollack
Writers(s): N/A
Actors: Aretha Franklin

A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.

Destination Wedding – 51% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Victor Levin
Writers(s): Victor Levin
Actors: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Dj Dallenbach, Ted Dubost

The story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, Lindsay and Frank, who develop a mutual affection despite themselves.

Detective Pikachu?% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Rob Letterman
Writers(s): Alex Hirsch (screenplay), Alex Hirsch (script), Tomokazu Ohara (original story), Nicole Perlman (screenplay), Satoshi Tajiri (original concept), Haruka Utsui (original story)
Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy, Suki Waterhouse

Feature film based on the popular Nintendo game, Pokemon.

High Life82% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Claire Denis
Writers(s): Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Geoff Cox, Nick Laird (consultant)
Actors: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth

A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.

The Hustle?% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Chris Addison
Writers(s): Jac Schaeffer (screenplay)
Actors: Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp, Meena Rayann

A remake of the 1988 comedy, ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’, in which two down-and-out con artists engage in a “loser leaves town” contest.

The Intruder?% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Deon Taylor
Writers(s): David Loughery
Actors: Dennis Quaid, Meagan Good, Joseph Sikora, Michael Ealy

A psychological thriller about a young married couple who buys a beautiful Napa Valley house on several acres of land only to find that the man they bought it from refuses to let go of the property.

Madeline’s Madeline87% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Josephine Decker
Writers(s): Josephine Decker, Donna di Novelli, Gail Segal (story consultant), Sharon Mashihi (story editor), Alexandra Tatarsky (dramaturg)
Actors: Helena Howard, Miranda July, Molly Parker, Okwui Okpokwasili

A theatre director’s latest project takes on a life of its own when her young star takes her performance too seriously.

The Rosie Project?% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Ben Taylor
Writers(s): Scott Neustadter (screenplay), Graeme Simsion (novel), Graeme Simsion (screenplay), Michael H. Weber (screenplay)
Actors: Ryan Reynolds

An unlucky-in-love university professor creates an elaborate questionnaire in an effort to find a wife and meets an unconventional woman who doesn’t match any of his “requirements”, but might be the perfect woman for him.

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