Just one movie you MUST check out this week if it’s only one you can see …
TOP PICK TO SEE
Make sure you don’t miss out on seeing KINKGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE. A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Here’s a copy of my recent review:
I saw it at a pre-screening – and what an entertaining experience it is! Combining elements from just about every spy thriller you have seen, and with its tongue firmly in its cheek, its a genuinely clever comedic romp with some very black moments and some on-the-edge-of-your-seat tension. Colin Firth (brilliant!), Michael Caine, and Samuel L Jackson (very funny) are wonderful in their roles. And new-comer Taron Egerton is outstanding as the rough-around-the-edges spy recruit. The plot takes some unexpected turns, there’s great action sequences, cool special effects, and – wait for it – a fresh inspirational call to men (in particular) to be gentlemen on the inside and not being bound to their origins or past. It’s a great yarn from director Michael Vaughn (Kick-Ass) who was also involved in the writing of the screenplay. KINGSMAN is slick, sophisticated, shockingly funny, dramatic, hyper-violent and pushes the envelope. Went it comes to a cinema near you – go see it!
OTHERS TO SEE
The French comedy ME, MYSELF AND MUM tells the story of ‘Mrs. Gallienne, a rather temperamental upper middle-class lady, has three children, two of whom she considers as her sons and another she calls Guillaume. Logically indeed, the latter teenage creature does not picture himself as a boy, rather as a girl or at best as a homosexual. But how can a mother act in such an objectionable way? And why? Through a series of painful chain of experiences, Guillaume will discover little by little who he is actually and will manage to break free from her pernicious influence.’ – Written by Guy Bellinger (IMDB)
Mark Wahlberg’s latest outing is THE GAMBLER. He plays Jim Bennett, a lit professor and gambler whose debt causes him to borrow money from his mother and a loan shark. Further complicating his situation is his relationship with one of his students. Will Bennett risk his life for a second chance? For Variety’s Justin Chang, THE GAMBLER is ‘A movie of slick, surface-level pleasures that’s unpersuasive at its core.’
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.