Movies This Week – 05-06-19
And yes, X-Men: Dark Phoenix currently stands on 15% on Rotten Tomatoes! Ouch, that has to hurt. There were rumours of a troubled production and I guess they proved correct. Pity, as it’s a good story if they got it right.
Otherwise, there’s Gloria Bell which is well worth seeing and the new John Butler movie, Papi Chulo.
Dates for all upcoming movies can be found here.
Our Top Five Films This Week –
5. Amazing Grace
4. John Wick: Chapter Three 3 – Parabellum
3. Papi Chulo
2. Gloria Bell
1. Book Smart
Released 5 June 2019
X-Men: Dark Phoenix – 15% 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.
Released 14 June 2019
Balloon – ?% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Michael Herbig
Writers(s): Kit Hopkins (screenplay), Thilo Röscheisen (screenplay), Michael Herbig (screenplay)
Actors: Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch, Alicia von Rittberg, David Kross
Balloon is a German thriller that deals with the crossing of the inner German border of the families Strelzyk and Wetzel from the GDR to West Germany with a homemade hot-air balloon.
Diego Maradona – 81% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Asif Kapadia
Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Maradona who played for SSC Napoli in the 1980s.
The Hummingbird Project – 53% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Kim Nguyen
Writers(s): Kim Nguyen
Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek, Michael Mando
A pair of high-frequency traders go up against their old boss in an effort to make millions in a fiber-optic cable deal.
Men In Black International – ?% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director: F. Gary Gray
Writers: Matt Holloway, Art Marcum
Stars: Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth, Rebecca Ferguson
The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.
We The Animals – 91% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Jeremiah Zagar
Writers(s): Daniel Kitrosser, Justin Torres (based on the novel by), Jeremiah Zagar
Actors: Sheila Vand, Raúl Castillo, Evan Rosado, Josiah Gabriel
Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all on his own.