|How to Train Your Dragon 2|
Ok… some goodies in the cinema release box this week…
MY TOP PICK TO SEE
Head of my list is HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2. When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. If you saw the first How to Train Your Dragon you’ll just have to go and see this one! The Austin Chronicle’s Kimberley Jones
says ‘I laughed, I cried, I longed for a pet dragon to call my own.’ Really looking forward to seeing this one!’
OTHERS TO SEE
Lots of people are enjoying 22 JUMP STREET in officers Schmidt and Jenkowhich, after making their way through high school (twice), find thatbig changes are in store for them when they go deep undercover at a local college. Wall Street Journal’s Joe Morgenstern thinks that ‘The repetitions are meant as a sort of metajoke, and it works well enough, more often than not, though heightened levels of raunch and chaos seem not so much meta as frantic.‘ I agree. You can read my brief review in the previous post.
The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine in ERNEST & CELESTINE looks cute. Looks like it will worth checking out. RogerEbert.com describes ‘Ernest and Celestine [as] the coziest movie you’ll likely see all year. Every frame is suffused with a fireplace kind of warmth that, for me at least, cast an immediate spell that didn’t let up.’ Looks like it might be good for a family outing.
In GALORE, it’s a sweltering summer before the final year of school and Billie and Laura share every secret except for Billie’s biggest secret – she’s crazy in love with Laura’s boyfriend, Danny. When Billie’s social worker mum takes in Isaac, a troubled teenager looking to get his life straight, the delicate balance of the three friends’ lives is disrupted. As bushfires threaten the edge of their suburbs and they immerse themselves in the swirl of parties, possible love and the intensity of sex and desire, the world of the four teenagers is changed forever as their secrets are revealed and their lives, friendships and loves are thrown into chaos. Looks interesting…
For lovers of drama, music and romance (and who doesn’t!), the French movie GABRIELLE looks like it will be ok to see. ‘Gabrielle is a young woman with Williams syndrome who has a contagious joie de vivre and an exceptional musical gift. Since she met her boyfriend Martin, at the recreation centre where they are choir members, they have been inseparable. However, because they are “different,” their loved ones are fearful of their relationship. As the choir prepares for an important music festival, Gabrielle does everything she can to gain her independence. As determined as she is, Gabrielle must still confront other people’s prejudices as well as her own limitations in the hope of experiencing a love far from the “ordinary”.’ – Written by micro_scope
And, finally, THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY is a thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who flee Athens after one of them is caught up in the death of a private detective. Sounds intriguing and definitely is on my list to see. According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Deborah Young ‘On his first trip behind the camera, the British-Iranian Amini shows his skill at working with actors and sensing the way they can fill out literary characters. His screenplay generally feels more naturalistic than Highsmith, the dialogue less spare.’
That’s it for this week. See you at the movies!
NB: synopses of movies are adapted from IMDB.