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Movies This Week – 07-08-19

Movies This Week – 07-08-19

It kind of feels like the world of movies is just waiting for the release of the new Tarantino film, or is that just me? I’ve seen it and it’s not that exciting, honest!

This week we have Animals (which is really quite good), Blinded By The Light (another one worth seeing) and a documentary called Gaza. We also have the release of a film called Kings, which is currently sporting a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. I’m tempted to watch it just to see how bad it is! Playmobil the movie is better than you’d expect, if you’re looking for something for the kids.

Dates for all upcoming movies can be found here.

Our Top Five Films This Week –

5. Toy Story 4
4. Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love
3. Only You
2. Animals
1. The Chamermaid

In Cinemas Now –

Angry Birds 2 80% on Rotten Tomatoes
Annabelle Comes Home69% on Rotten Tomatoes
Apollo 1198% on Rotten Tomatoes
The Art Of Racing In The Rain – 64% On Rotten Tomatoes
Blinded By The Light92% on Rotten Tomatoes
The Brink82% on Rotten Tomatoes
The Chambermaid – 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
The Current War33% On Rotten Tomatoes
The Dead Don’t Die – 54% on Rotten Tomatoes
Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw66% on Rotten Tomatoes
Gaza100% On Rotten Tomatoes
Horrible Histories: The Rotten Romans60% On Rotten Tomatoes
The Lion King59% on Rotten Tomatoes
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love – 79% on Rotten Tomatoes
Midsommar 83% on Rotten Tomatoes
Never Look Away 79% on Rotten Tomatoes
Only You – 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
Pavarotti 89% on Rotten Tomatoes
Photograph – 78% on Rotten Tomatoes
Playmobil – ?% On Rotten Tomatoes
Rocketman90% on Rotten Tomatoes
Support the Girls92% on Rotten Tomatoes
Spider-Man: Far From Home90% on Rotten Tomatoes
Toy Story 498% on Rotten Tomatoes
Vita And Virginia44% on Rotten Tomatoes
Varda By Agnes100% on Rotten Tomatoes


09 August 2019

Animals94% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Sophie Hyde
Writers(s): Emma Jane Unsworth
Actors: Holliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat, Fra Fee, Dermot Murphy

Based on the novel ANIMALS by Emma Jane Unsworth.

The Art Of Racing In The Rain – 64% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Simon Curtis
Writers(s): Mark Bomback (screenplay), Garth Stein (novel)
Actors: Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, Kevin Costner, Gary Cole

A dog named Enzo recalls the life lessons he has learned from his race car driving owner, Denny.

Blinded By The Light92% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Gurinder Chadha
Writers(s): Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha, Sarfraz Manzoor
Actors: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Aaron Phagura

In 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

 

Gaza100% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Garry Keane

A beautiful portrait of everyday Gazan citizens, leading meaningful lives beyond the rubble of perennial conflict.

Kings – 9% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Writers(s): Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Actors: Halle Berry, Daniel Craig, Lamar Johnson, Kaalan Walker

The life of a foster family in South Central Los Angeles, a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial.

Playmobil – ?% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Lino DiSalvo
Writers(s): Blaise Hemingway
Actors: N/A

Animated feature film inspired by the Playmobil brand toys.

The Sun Is Also A Star 48% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Ry Russo-Young
Writers(s): Tracy Oliver (screenplay), Nicola Yoon (novel)
Actors: Jake Choi, Yara Shahidi, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Charles Melton

A teenager finds love at a difficult time in her family’s life.


16th August 2019

Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood85% on Rotten Tomatoes

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

Mission Mangal – ?% On Rotten Tomatoes

Director(s): Jagan Shakti
Writers(s): Riturraj Tripathii (Dialogue supervisor)
Actors: Akshay Kumar, Tapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Sonakshi Sinha

Based on true events of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launching the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), making it the least expensive mission to Mars.

Dora The Explorer and the Lost City of Gold – 71% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Paul Tibbitt
Writers(s): Jonathan Aibel (screenplay), Glenn Berger (screenplay), Stephen Hillenburg (character created by), Kyle McCulloch (story), Paul Tibbitt (story)
Actors: Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass

Plot unknown. This is the third feature film in the ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ franchise based on the popular TV series.

Good Boys78% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky
Writers(s): Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky
Actors: Jacob Tremblay

A group of young boys on the cusp of becoming teenagers embark on an epic quest in the San Fernando Valley to fix their broken toy before their parents get home.

JT LeRoy – 57% on Rotten Tomatoes

Director(s): Justin Kelly
Writers(s): Justin Kelly, Savannah Knoop (memoir), Savannah Knoop
Actors: Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Jim Sturgess, Diane Kruger

A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.

Leto – 77% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Kirill Serebrennikov
Writers(s): Mikhail Idov, Lili Idova, Ivan Kapitonov, Natalya Naumenko (memoirs), Kirill Serebrennikov
Actors: Teo Yoo, Irina Starshenbaum, Roman Bilyk, Anton Adasinsky

A love triangle emerges around a rock and roll musician, his protege and his wife in 1980s Russia.

Transit – 95% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Christian Petzold
Writers(s): Christian Petzold (adaptation), Anna Seghers (novel)
Actors: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman

When a man flees France after the Nazi invasion, he assumes the identity of a dead author whose papers he possesses. Stuck in Marseilles, he meets a young woman desperate to find her missing husband – the very man he’s impersonating.

Uglydolls27% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Robert Rodriguez
Writers(s): Blaise Hemingway, David Horvath (story), Sun-min Kim (story), Larry Stuckey (screenplay)
Actors: N/A

A story centered around the plush specialty toys.

 

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