Thursday, 22 May 2014

THIS WEEK'S NEW CINEMA RELEASES

It's going to be tough choosing what to see this week at the movies!

MY TOP PICKS TO SEE

If you are an X-Men fan then you will be rushing to the cinema (with me) to X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. Can't wait!

I have to also a mention another top pick to see for me -- THE BABADOOK - A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. An Australian movie which is winning awards. I've heard the director being interviewed - it sounds pretty intense! So if you like a bit of intelligent horror check this one out.

OTHERS TO SEE

Another high scoring movie is THE SELFISH GIANT, a contemporary fable about two scrappy 13-year-old working-class friends in the UK who seek fortune by getting involved with a local scrap dealer and criminal, leading to tragic consequences. Critics and general public like this one, too!

This week's foreign attraction is MY SWEET PEPPER LAND. Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, is now sheriff in Erbil, the capital city. No longer feeling useful in this society now at peace, he thinks about quitting the police force, but instead agrees to be stationed in a small valley, at the very borders of Iran, Turkey, and Iraq. It is a lawless territory, right at the heart of illegal drug, medication and alcohol trafficking. Having arrived in the small village, he refuses to bow down to Aga Azzi, the seriously corrupt tribal chief and absolute ruler of the area. Baran meets Govend, the village school teacher, who is also rejected by the villagers. Like Baran, she represents another law, that of the young and autonomous Kurdish state. Govend is all the more vulnerable as she is not a married woman. (IMDB)

Finally, combining comedy, drama, music and romance there is SUNSHINE ON LEITH - Two Scottish soldiers return from Afghanistan, home to Leith (Edinburgh, Scotland) to the warm embrace of their families. Looks like a very uplifting, feel good movie.

That's it for this week. See you at the movies!

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