Thursday, 13 August 2015

YOUR GUIDE TO THIS WEEK'S NEW CINEMA RELEASES

Not much on offer of any great quality this week.

TOP PICK TO SEE


No top pick this week - nothing worth recommending in this spot.

OTHERS TO SEE


For those of you into fashion, there's yet another documentary on this theme. IRIS is about fashion icon Iris Apfel and comes from legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles. For Variety's Ronnie Scheib, IRIS is A joyous celebration of creativity and razor-sharp wit sustained into old age, as evinced by outspoken nonagenarian fashion icon Iris Apfel, Iris also offers proof of Albert Maysles' continued vitality as a documentarian.

MAYBE/MAYBE NOT


Fans of the old TV series, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. may enjoy the new movie version released to screens this week. Set in the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons. Variety's Peter Debruge explain that Cavill and Hammer have each toplined major tentpoles before, so it's something of a mystery why neither makes much of an impression here, but there's a curious vacuum at the center of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. that almost certainly owes to its casting. General audiences are appreciating this one more than most critics. I'll post my review of this as soon as I have seen it.

I have previously posted my review of 5 FLIGHTS UP which is the story of a long-time married couple who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment and who become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.  I gave the movie ** stars. Read my review here to find out why. The general public are averaging around *** stars so you may want to check it out. I don't recommend it.

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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