Not much on offer this week…
The highest rating movie this week is THE CONJURING 2 — which doesn’t say much. In this second in THE CONJURING series, Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits. According to Entertainment Weekly’s Chris Nashawaty, ‘There are some solid scares (Wan is too gifted in the dark art of gotcha manipulation to not make you leap a few times), but there’s nothing on par with the first film’s brilliant hide-and-clap scene with Lili Taylor. If there’s going to be a Conjuring 3-and this movie is just decent enough to suggest there will be-our heroes should be a little choosier about which case they dust off next.’ People **** ◉ Critics ***
The Spanish comedy drama, A PERFECT DAY, is about a group of aid workers who work to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone. It’s won Best Adapted Screenplay at the Goya Awards plus lots of nominations in other awards and categories. The Hollywood Reporter’s, David Rooney, says that ‘While it’s uneven, A Perfect Day builds to a nice melancholy conclusion. It underscores with gentle strokes the frustration and disillusionment of self-sacrificing workers confronted on a daily basis with feelings of futility in the face of corruption and compromise.’ People ***1/2 ◉ Critics ***
Are you a teenage mutant ninja turtle fan? You’re in luck as TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE: OUT OF THE SHADOWS is on! In this episode, as Shredder joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady to take over the world, the Turtles must confront an even greater nemesis: the notorious Krang. If you understand that, then this movie is for you. Empire describes it as, ‘Considerably better than its predecessor, the central four may give it their all but the people behind this franchise sadly don’t seem all that interested in their crime-fighting, pizza-eating heroes.’ People ***1/2 ◉ Critics **
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. People and critics scores are a rough idea of how movies are currently being rated on the “average”. These updates are written from an Australian perspective so openings of the movies in cinemas may vary in other parts of the world.