Ready to head for the cinema for some new movies this week?


Top pick to see this week is THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING. The relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife. I’ve seen it and it’s a great movie! I will post my review soon.


 STILL ALICE is a moving story or Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested. I’ve seen this one, too… another excellent movie. Review will be posted shortly.

The long-awaited FOXCATCHER opens this week. Another true story about the greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team that joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul – a union that leads to unlikely circumstances. According to HitFix, FOXCATHER is A sinuous, methodical true-crime drama in which the moral and psychological rot sets in long before any crime is committed.


One to avoid this week: Johnny Depp in MORTDECAI. Juggling angry Russians, the British Mi5, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai races to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that leads to lost Nazi gold. The plot summary sounds great but it’s not a good movie! Variety’s Guy Lodge suggests There’s a fatal shortage of zingers to supplement its exhausting zaniness. Give it a miss.

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

* Movie synopses are based on/adapted from IMDB. Opinions are mine except where references are provided.