Saturday, 6 August 2016

YOUR GUIDE TO THIS WEEK'S NEW CINEMA RELEASES

This week we don't have anything to watch of any significance. I've still got a couple of reviews to post, so keep an eye out for them. They're better choices than the new ones. Anyway, here's the new ones on offer...

TOP PICK

Top pick, amongst a bunch of average options, is SUICIDE SQUAD in which a secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency. This is a frenetic, loud, comical crazy movie. Screen International's Tim Grierson is pretty hard on it. He says, 'Boasting a darker, more nihilistic streak than the typical comic-book film, this Warner Bros. release has its kinky pleasures and some amusing nastiness, but in the final analysis there's simply too much flexing of empty attitude - and far too much self-congratulation for how edgy it thinks it is.' I didn't mind it and will post my review shortly. People ***1/2 ◉ Critics ** ◉ Me ***1/2

MAYBE/MAYBE NOT

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE in which, after attracting both media and police attention for accidentally knocking Kate Moss into the River Thames, Edina and Patsy hide out in the south of France. I suppose if you like the Tuva series you'll probably head to see this one. Empire's Helen O'Hara describes it as '?... scatty, scrappy and thoroughly OTT, but then that's like the characters themselves.' People *** ◉ Critics ***

When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. The documentary EMBRACE follows Taryn's crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies. People ***

TO AVOID

Remember the brilliant As Is It Is in Heaven? The sequel is in cinemas but don't bother with it! In HEAVEN ON EARTH, 'a group of people live in the small village "LjusÄker" in the most northern part of Sweden. When the choir director, world-renowned conductor Daniel Dareus, dies, he leaves his choir and the love of his life behind, the beautiful soprano Lena, who also is expecting their child.' (Written by cradlefilth88 -- IMDB) Apparently, it is really bad. People **

That's it for this week. See you at the movies!

Movie summaries are adaptations of movie summary on IMDB. Opinions are mine unless credited. People and critics scores are a rough idea of how movies are currently being rated on the “average”. 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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