Releases of the Week – 01/04/2016

By Orla Smith

In the wake of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, this week’s release slate is extremely bare. That being said, the two films we have got look very promising.

Eddie the Eagle

DIRECTED BY: Dexter Fletcher

STARRING: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken,

SYNOPSIS: The story of Great Britain’s first ski jumper to enter the Winter Olympics.

CURRENT ROTTEN TOMATOES SCORE: 76%

Eddie the Eagle has been pitched to us as the next great inspirational sports movie, something in the vein of Rocky or Cool Runnings. The reviews suggest it’s living up to these kind of expectations, and I can’t wait to have a really fun time watching this one.

Zootropolis: Movie Reviewed

By Orla Smith

DIRECTED BY: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

WHAT ELSE HAVE THEY DIRECTED: Bolt, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph

STARRING: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, J.K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk, Shakira

GENRE: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

SYNOPSIS: In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

RATING: 6.5/10

MY REVIEW:

April Film Preview

By Orla Smith

As the year progresses, each month is perhaps becoming more and more interesting for film releases. Here I’ve chosen the five films being released in UK cinemas this April that I’m looking forward to the most, but even then I’ve missed out some potential gems. I’m seriously intrigued to see Hardcore Henry, the first feature length first-person action film, and talking about interesting filming techniques, Victoria is a foreign film that was literally shot in one take. Dheepan is a Sri Lankan/French offering that won the Palme D’Or at last year’s Cannes film festival and despite mixed reviews I’m in for anything Jake Gyllenhaal makes, so Demolition is well on my radar. Miles Ahead looks very different and interesting and then there’s The Huntsman: Winter’s War, which has to be seen for that cast alone.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice: Movie Reviewed

Batman V Superman Dawn of JusticeBy Orla Smith

DIRECTED BY: Zack Snyder

WHAT ELSE HAVE THEY DIRECTED: Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen, Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Sucker Punch, Man of Steel

STARRING: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot, Lauren Cohan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Jena Malone, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Laurence Fishburne, Scoot McNairy

GENRE: Action, Fantasy

SYNOPSIS: Fearing the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on Superman, while the world wrestles with what kind of hero it really needs.

RATING: 5.5/10

5 Great Rivalry Films

Batman V Superman PosterBy Orla Smith

In honour of this week’s extremely highly anticipated release of Batman V Superman, this week’s list is going to look at five films that focus on a rivalry between two characters, or a ‘battle of wills’ shall we say. These aren’t necessarily my five favourite rivalry films, just five I felt like recommending.

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

DIRECTED BY: Steven Spielberg

STARRING: Leonardo DiCaprio, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen. Amy Adams. James Brolin, Jennifer Garner, Elizabeth Banks

Releases of the Week – 25/03/2016

By Orla Smith

March is coming to a close and it’s been a pretty interesting month for film so far, heralding both my favourite and least favourite of everything 2016 has had to offer three months in. This week, may be its last, but March still has some gems to offer us yet. Let’s take a look at everything being released in UK cinemas this week.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

DIRECTED BY: Zack Snyder

STARRING: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot, Lauren Cohan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Jena Malone, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Laurence Fishburne, Scoot McNairy

Pee-wee’s Big Holiday

Pee-Wees Big HolidayBy Orla Smith

DIRECTED BY: John Lee

WHAT ELSE HAVE THEY DIRECTED: N/A

STARRING: Paul Reubens, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Mangianello, Alia Shawkat, Janina Gavankar, David Arquette

GENRE: Adventure, Comedy

SYNOPSIS: A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny.

RATING: 1.5/10

MY REVIEW: