Back from Spain and back at the movies! Yet another super hero makes the screen this week.
TOP PICK TO SEE
Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. That’s ANT-MAN, the tiniest hero so far. TheWrap’s Alonso Duralde says ‘There are individual pieces of the movie that work wonderfully…. Unfortunately, this is also the kind of movie where talented actors do some of their least notable work.’ General audiences are rating it higher than the critics at around four stars.
OTHERS TO SEE
For those of you interested in the costume side of movies and theatre, WOMEN HE’S UNDRESSED is for you. It is a documentary about the life of the Australian costume designer and three time Oscar winner Orry-Kelly. Another movie based on a book by John Greene (The Fault in Our Stars) has made it to the big screen. PAPER TOWNS in which a young man and his friends embark upon the road trip of their lives to find the missing girl next door. Variety’s Justin Chang believes ‘It may not subvert every cliche of the high-school romance genre, but director Jake Schreier’s coming-of-age dramedy nonetheless pulses with moving and melancholy moments.’ I suspect, if you enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars, you’ll probably like this one, too. ‘Life is good for ad man RUBEN GUTHRIE – he leads a party boy lifestyle, has a model fiancée and lives in a house on the water. He’s at the top of his game, until some drunken skylarking lands Ruben at the bottom of his infinity pool, lucky to be alive. His mum hits the panic button, and then his fiancée leaves him, but not before issuing him one final challenge: If Ruben can do one year without a drink, she’ll give him another chance… RUBEN GUTHRIE is the story of one man not only battling the bottle, but the city that won’t let him put it down.’ (Written by Madman Entertainment) This one’s for lovers of drama romances.
For those of you into horror, the next episode of the Insidious franchise has arrived for you. Insidious 3 is a prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity. General audiences are rating this as average and critics lower than that. According to The Playlist’s Kimber Myers ‘The first two films faltered in their final act, and Chapter 3 experiences some of that as well, though it never achieves their heights. There are some nice scares, but a few formerly central characters are basically forgotten in favor of wrapping things up.’
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.