Wednesday, 13 January 2016

YOUR GUIDE TO THIS WEEK'S NEW CINEMA RELEASES

At last… we have some movies to watch releasing this week!

TOP PICK


THE BIG SHORT is top pick this week. In this biographical drama, four denizens of the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. The shorts look good and critics are liking it. Screen International’s Tim Grierson says that ‘The Big Short means to infuriate its audience, but it's smart enough to know that such an approach doesn't preclude a film from being darkly, cathartically funny as well.’ Looking forward to seeing this one!

OTHERS TO SEE


The new Quentin Tarantino movie has arrived. It’s called THE HATEFUL EIGHT. In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters. The general public are rating this higher than the critics but some critics are not so positive. New York Daily News’s Joe Dziemianowicz describes it as ‘Weird, wild and way-too-long.’ This is definitely one for the 18+ crowd because of its extreme violence and language. So choose carefully.

CAROL is about an aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman. I have already reviewed this one. You can read the review here.

STEVE JOBS takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicentre. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac. indieWIRE’s Eric Kohn, ‘While at times too over-the-top and operatic for its own good, those same flawed ingredients echo the rough edges that define the movie's iconic subject.’ Yes… the late Steve Jobs was certainly iconic and controversial. I’ll be definitely seeing this one.

MAYBE/MAYBE NOT


Just one movie in this section this week — THE 5TH WAVE starring Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass). Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. This is an action, adventure, sci-fi and that’s all I know. There are no reviews available. IMDB says it hasn’t been released yet but it’s definitely showing here in Australia!

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. These updates are written from an Australian perspective so openings of the movies in cinemas may vary in other parts of the world.

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