Wednesday, 22 April 2015

YOUR GUIDE TO THIS WEEK'S NEW CINEMA RELEASES

Just three new movies to head to the cinemas for this week...

TOP PICK TO SEE


Top pick this week is AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. In this episode, when Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. Screen International's Tim Grierson says that, Whedon and his large, capable cast (even larger for this follow-up) deliver enough adventure, laughs and flat-out spectacle to ensure that audiences will feel as if they have gotten their money's worth, especially when Ultron zeroes in on the quiet humanity beneath the special effects. I'd agree.  I saw it last night and it's a very entertaining movie. I'll post my review shortly.

OTHERS TO SEE


BANKSY DOES NEW YORK is a documentary chronicling the famed street artist's "31 works of art in 31 days" in New York city. Don't know much about this one but looks like it's an outing for the artists among us.

Finally, this week, TESTAMENT OF YOUTH is a about a British woman who recalls coming of age during World War I. It's a biographical drama which, according to Total Film's Simon Kinnear ... brings fresh emotional weight to the familiar scenario of WW1 grief, ensuring that this mostly avoids the traps of dull, dutiful heritage cinema. Perhaps a good one to see this weekend for ANZAC Day.

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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