Time to head of to the cinema for some new entertainment.
TOP PICK TO SEE
Top of the list to see this week is JURASSIC WORLD. Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly. I’m not sure we’ll get much more than the first movie, but if it’s more of the same and well done, then it could be entertaining. The New York Daily News says that, ‘For much of its running time, Jurassic World plays like a great theme park ride. In an age of blockbusters that lumber like herbivores, it’s refreshing to see a movie as lean and mean as a velociraptor.’
OTHERS TO SEE
Inspired by real events, THE MAFIA ONLY KILLS IN SUMMER is a black comedy about 20 years of history of Sicily from 1970s to 1990s, mocking Mafia Bosses and restoring the generosity of the heroes of Antimafia. Its focused on Arturo, a young boy who grows up in Palermo and tries to conquer his beloved Flora. The Hollywood Reporter’s Stephen Dalton describes it as heavy-handed in places … [but] is a generally charming and engrossing debut feature.’ Nicole Kidman and Joseph Fiennes star in this psychological thriller in which a family finds their dull life in a rural outback town rocked after their two teenage children disappear into the desert, sparking disturbing rumors of their past. The trailer for this one looks intriguing and intense. Definitely on my list to see. THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES is documentary that takes a look at the growing disparity between different economic classes. It’s presented by Russell Brand (Arthur, Get Him to the Greek).
One to definitely avoid this week – which is disappointing given that Reese Witherspoon is one of the stars. An uptight and by-the-book cop (Witherspoon) tries to protect the outgoing widow of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen. According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy, ‘The film is essentially nothing but little and ineffectual bits of recycled shtick with no sense of freshness of invention. And the women never bond in even the most rote or superficial way that’s expected in this sort of claptrap.’ It’s averaging around 1.5 stars for critics and about the same for general viewers. Give it a miss. 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.