Wednesday, 4 March 2015

THIS WEEK'S NEW CINEMA RELEASES

Not a lot on offer that's new this week... but you might like to check out a couple of movies at the cinema...

TOP PICK TO SEE


Top of the list to head off to see this week is the comedy UNFINISHED BUSINESS. A hard-working small business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every way imaginable - and unimaginable - way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit. Critic reviews aren't in yet but general viewers are giving this around ***1/2. So don't expect too much!

MAYBE/MAYBE NOT


FOCUS takes place in the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme when a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop. The trailer looks fun and with Will Smith and Margot Robbie in the lead roles, it could be ok. Total Film's Andrew Lowry comments: With the story fit to burst with an Ocean's trilogy worth of hustles, tricks and grifts (some of them smart, others groan-inducing), at least Robbie is the genuine article - sharing playful chemistry with Smith, but ultimately stealing the movie from right under his nose. I'm looking forward to seeing Robbie!

MOVIE TO AVOID


Yet another movie to avoid this week (why do they make them!) is SEVENTH SON in which young Thomas is apprenticed to the local Spook to learn to fight evil spirits. His first great challenge comes when the powerful Mother Malkin escapes her confinement while the Spook is away. Julianne Moore plays Mother Makin. Why would she be in a movie like this?! Variety's Peter Debruge says that, Given the fine past work of its many parents, there was clearly potential here, but as delivered, Seventh Son amounts to nothing short of a creative miscarriage. Doesn't sound good!

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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