Movies This Week – 22-05-19
Rocketman is the most exciting release of the week, with Dexter Fletcher doing his thing one more time! Aladdin is meant to be ok, so I guess that makes it the best Guy Ritchie film in about ten years? Otherwise, it’s a slow week, but there is the Secret Lives of Pets 2 if you’re trying to occupy a child for a few hours.
Dates for all upcoming movies can be found here.
Our Top Five Films This Week –
5. Eighth Grade
4. High Life
2. Amazing Grace
1. John Wick: Chapter Three 3 – Parabellum
Aladdin – ?% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Guy Ritchie
Writers(s): John August (screenplay), Guy Ritchie, Vanessa Taylor
Actors: Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Nasim Pedrad, Mena Massoud
A live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name.
Rocketman – 88% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Dexter Fletcher
Writers(s): Lee Hall (screenplay)
Actors: Bryce Dallas Howard, Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, Jamie Bell
The story of Elton John’s life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.
Movies Released – 24 May 2019
India’s Most Wanted – ?% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Raj Kumar Gupta, Rajkumar Gupta
Writers(s): Raj Kumar Gupta
Actors: Sonia Albizuri, Arjun Kapoor, Aasif Khan, Santilal Mukherjee
The Secret Life Of Pets 2 – ?% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Chris Renaud
Writers(s): Brian Lynch
XY Chelsea – ?% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Tim Travers Hawkins
Actors: Chelsea Manning
A look at the life and career of Chelsea Manning, a trans woman soldier in the United States Army, who was sentenced to serve 35 years at an all-male military prison for leaking information about the country’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Released – 27 May 2019
Booksmart – 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Olivia Wilde
Writers(s): Emily Halpern (screenplay), Sarah Haskins (screenplay), Katie Silberman
Actors: Billie Lourd, Kaitlyn Dever, Lisa Kudrow, Skyler Gisondo
2 academic superstars and best friends who, on the eve of their high school graduation, realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram 4 years of fun into 1 night.
Godzilla: King of The Monsters – ?% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director: Michael Dougherty
Writers: Michael Dougherty (screenplay by), Zach Shields (screenplay by)
Stars: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown
The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.
Released – 31 May 2019
Gloria Bell – 91% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Sebastián Lelio
Writers(s): Sebastián Lelio
Actors: Sean Astin, Julianne Moore, Michael Cera, Jeanne Tripplehorn
A free-spirited woman in her 50s seeks out love at L.A. dance clubs.
In Safe Hands – 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Jeanne Herry
Writers(s): Jeanne Herry (screenplay)
Actors: Sandrine Kiberlain, Gilles Lellouche, Élodie Bouchez, Olivia Côte
-The history of the encounter between Alice, 41 years, and Theo, 3 months, handed over to the adoption by his biological mother on the day of its birth.
Ma – ?% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Tate Taylor
Writers(s): Scotty Landes (screenplay by), Tate Taylor (screenplay by), Scotty Landes (story), Scotty Landes
Actors: Missi Pyle, Luke Evans, Juliette Lewis, Allison Janney
In this new psychological horror-thriller from Tate Taylor and Blumhouse, a lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think …
Sunset – 59% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): László Nemes
Writers(s): László Nemes, Clara Royer, Matthieu Taponier
Actors: Susanne Wuest, Juli Jakab, Vlad Ivanov, Björn Freiberg
A young girl grows up to become a strong and fearless woman in Budapest before World War I.
Thunder Road – ?% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Jim Cummings
Writers(s): Jim Cummings
Actors: Jim Cummings, Kendal Farr, Nican Robinson, Jocelyn DeBoer
A police officer faces a personal meltdown following a divorce and the death of his mother.