Thursday, 21 January 2016

YOUR GUIDE TO THIS WEEK'S NEW CINEMA RELEASES

Just two new movies to tell you about this week… well, one new one and an update on one…

TOP PICK


Last week I let you know about the new Quentin Tarantino movie called THE HATEFUL EIGHT. Last week, it was only showing in its original format in a few theatres. This week, it’s been released everywhere so if you couldn’t find it before, now you’ll be able to. THE HATEFUL EIGHT takes place in the dead of a Wyoming winter when 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. I’ve seen it today and will post my review shortly — it’s **** stars for me.

OTHERS TO SEE


The other movie opening this week is THE DANISH GIRL starring Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina). It’s a fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. For The Playlist’s Jessica Kiang, ‘The fact is that both actors are very good, even if trapped in the amber of Hooper's overweeningly tasteful direction.’ So while viewers are rating this one as average, it could be worth seeing just for the lead actors.

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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