Friday, 6 February 2015

THIS WEEK'S NEW CINEMA RELEASES

Just one movie you MUST check out this week if it's only one you can see ...

TOP PICK TO SEE


Make sure you don't miss out on seeing KINKGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE. A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Here's a copy of my recent review:

I saw it at a pre-screening - and what an entertaining experience it is! Combining elements from just about every spy thriller you have seen, and with its tongue firmly in its cheek, its a genuinely clever comedic romp with some very black moments and some on-the-edge-of-your-seat tension. Colin Firth (brilliant!), Michael Caine, and Samuel L Jackson (very funny) are wonderful in their roles. And new-comer Taron Egerton is outstanding as the rough-around-the-edges spy recruit. The plot takes some unexpected turns, there's great action sequences, cool special effects, and - wait for it - a fresh inspirational call to men (in particular) to be gentlemen on the inside and not being bound to their origins or past. It's a great yarn from director Michael Vaughn (Kick-Ass) who was also involved in the writing of the screenplay. KINGSMAN is slick, sophisticated, shockingly funny, dramatic, hyper-violent and pushes the envelope. Went it comes to a cinema near you - go see it!

OTHERS TO SEE


The French comedy ME, MYSELF AND MUM tells the story of 'Mrs. Gallienne, a rather temperamental upper middle-class lady, has three children, two of whom she considers as her sons and another she calls Guillaume. Logically indeed, the latter teenage creature does not picture himself as a boy, rather as a girl or at best as a homosexual. But how can a mother act in such an objectionable way? And why? Through a series of painful chain of experiences, Guillaume will discover little by little who he is actually and will manage to break free from her pernicious influence.' - Written by Guy Bellinger (IMDB)


MAYBE/MAYBE NOT



Mark Wahlberg's latest outing is THE GAMBLER. He plays Jim Bennett, a lit professor and gambler whose debt causes him to borrow money from his mother and a loan shark. Further complicating his situation is his relationship with one of his students. Will Bennett risk his life for a second chance? For Variety's Justin Chang, THE GAMBLER is 'A movie of slick, surface-level pleasures that's unpersuasive at its core.'


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


*NOTE* Movie summaries are adaptations of movie summary on IMDB. Opinions are mine unless credited.


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