Friday Films 14th March’14

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Friday has rolled around again and that means the latest movies have made their way onto the big screen for us to go and spend our hard earned pennies on this weekend. But what’s out there and what’s worth the admission price? Well that’s where I can help, as I give you my honest opinion on what’s worth seeing and what’s worth waiting for it to show up on free TV. 

Need For Speed

needforspeedGenerally movies based on video games have been horrendous throughout the entire time of video game to movie transfer, but there seems to be some positive vibes out there about this one. And i guess when you look at the success of the ‘Fast and the Furious’ its easy to see how another movie that shares the premise of fast cars and a revenge plot could garner media attention. Add to this premise the first leading movie role for Aaron Paul, and its completely understandable that the film should get the kind of buzz that it does as he was a huge part of Breaking Bad’s success and everyone is keen to see how this continues and develops. The cast is rounded out by Michael Keaton and Dominic Cooper, and boosts that all the stunts were done live with no green screens or second takes and based on some of the stunts that is impressive.

The official films synopsis is: Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.

While this isn’t usually my sort of film, as I find most action movies short on narrative and story- this one does have my interest mainly due to Aaron Paul, and out of all the movies out this week this is the one I can see making the biggest splash and drawing the most people- so if your really looking to go out for a movie this weekend this is easily the pick of the bunch.

Veronica Mars

veronicamarsThis is the movie adaptation of the popular television series, however I have to say that I have never seen any of it- so I’m at a bit of a loss here as to what to make of the movie. However I’m going to go ahead and base it on a little bit of the trailer and the small amount I’ve read on the TV series. The movie stars Kristen Bell in the lead role, and looks to be very much a comedy drama aimed at the female market- the trailer showcases this perfectly but doesn’t really give away about the long standing character, which concerns me as non-fans of the tv series could struggle with back story here. But based on the trailer I cant say that I’m remotely interested in seeing this movie before it hits free TV, and even then I may only catch it when nothing else is on- so in my opinion id give this film a big miss this weekend unless your a huge Veronica Mars fan.

The official synopsis is: Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown – just in time for her high school reunion – in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who’s embroiled in a murder mystery.

Zero Theorem

zerotheoromThis is the most exciting movie release of the week for me- as its directed by Terry Gilliam and stars Christopher Waltz, Matt Damon and Tilda Swinton. Any movie that is directed by Terry Gilliam always has a unique style that is well worth taking a look at, unfortunately this isn’t also written by Gilliam as he does deliver some amazing stories but the premise of this movie has me hooked none the less. This movie has all the makings of being a brilliant science fiction piece that is bound to house a few twists and turns before reaching the conclusion of its story.

The official synopsis for the film is: A computer hacker’s goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.

For me this is the film to go and see- I don’t expect it to do anywhere near as well as Need for Speed but I would recommend this movie more to any film goer. This is the ‘FilmFriday’ movie of the week.


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