Thursday, 24 March 2016

YOUR GUIDE TO THIS WEEK'S NEW CINEMA RELEASES

With the Easter long weekend, time to head for the movies!

TOP PICK


Top pick this week to see is EYE IN THE SKY. In this drama war thriller Col. Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren), a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare. Sounds very contemporary. People ***1/2 | Critics ***1/2 Me: **** (my review coming soon!)

OTHERS TO SEE


The loveable Po is back in KUNG FU PANDA 3 continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness”. In this episode, Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home. If you’ve seen the previous movies in the series, you’ll definitely want to catch up on this one. People ***1/2 | Critics ***

I’m always up for a crime mystery drama and A BIGGER SPLASH looks good. It’s about the vacation of a famous rock star and a filmmaker who are disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter. People *** | Critics ***1/2

MAYBE/MAYBE NOT


BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is on the maybe/maybe not list this week. Fearing the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the man of steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. With Batman and Superman fighting each other, a new threat, Doomsday, is created by Lex Luthor. It's up to Superman and Batman to set aside their differences along with Wonder Woman to stop Lex Luthor and Doomsday from destroying Metropolis. People ***1/2 | Critics **

TO AVOID


Unsurprisingly, MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 is one to avoid. In this episode a Portokalos family secret brings the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding. (I’m assuming the secret is the one revealed in the trailer!) People **1/2 | Critics **

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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