Movies This Week – 29-05-19
This week sees the release of a genuine Summer Blockbuster, with Godzilla hitting the screens. Reviews are not exactly dazzling, but who cares what critics think anyway? They don’t understand the need to see giant monsters stand on things. Otherwise, it’s an average enough week. Explore below…
Dates for all upcoming movies can be found here.
Our Top Five Films This Week –
4. Thunder Road
3. Amazing Grace
2. John Wick: Chapter Three 3 – Parabellum
1. Book Smart
Released – 29 May 2019
Godzilla: King of The Monsters – 57% 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
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 – 98% 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.
Released 5 June 2019
X-Men: Dark Phoenix – ?% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Simon Kinberg
Writers(s): Simon Kinberg
Actors: Olivia Munn, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, James McAvoy
Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.
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.
Dirty God – 86% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Sacha Polak
Writers(s): Susie Farrell, Sacha Polak
Actors: Katherine Kelly, Kerry Norton, Luke White, Frieda Thiel
A young British mother struggles to reclaim her life after a brutal acid attack leaves her severely scarred.
Halston – 87% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Frédéric Tcheng
Writers(s): Frédéric Tcheng
Actors: Liza Minnelli, Marisa Berenson, Joel Schumacher, Naeem Khan
Prodigiously talented, Halston reigned over fashion in the 1970s and became a household name. But everything changed in the Wall Street era. With his empire under threat, Halston took the biggest gamble of his life.
Late Night – 76% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Nisha Ganatra
Writers(s): Mindy Kaling (screenplay by)
Actors: Emma Thompson, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Mindy Kaling, Amy Ryan
A late-night talk show host suspects that she may soon be losing her long-running show.
Papi Chulo – 75% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): John Butler
Writers(s): John Butler
Actors: Matt Bomer, Alejandro Patiño, Elena Campbell-Martinez, Wendi McLendon-Covey
A lonely TV weatherman strikes up an unusual friendship with a middle-aged Latino migrant worker.