Just four new movies opening this week in cinemas…
MY TOP PICK TO SEE
Top of the bunch is the long awaited GONE GIRL. Based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn. With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent. According to Empire: Stylish, twisted and daring, Gone Girl is a David Fincher date movie: dark, smart and dangerous. If it doesn’t deliver in its finale, its twist, turns and commitment to moral repugnance will leave you reeling. I’ve seen it and I don’t think it’s quite that good… but I’ll post my review soon.
OTHERS TO SEE
DRACULA UNTOLD is an origin story about how Dracula becomes a vampire. Facing threats to his kingdom and his family, Vlad Tepes looks to make a deal with dangerous supernatural forces – without succumbing to the darkness himself. Watch out for my review soon.
Tackling the subject of ageing, ADVANCED STYLE examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging. In the opinion of Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw, It doesn’t reflect too deeply on age and aging, doesn’t dwell on the sadder and complicated side of things, and perhaps gravitates towards self-conscious eccentricity, but it’s affectionate and watchable enough.
For horror fans, there’s ANNABELLE. A couple begin to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists. Definitely not my cup of tea… so if you see it, let everyone know what you think.
That’s it for this week. See you at the movies!
NB: synopses of movies are adapted from IMDB. Opinions are mine unless quoted from cited sources.