Comic Book Picks 11th March’15

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Wednesday is just around the corner and that means that were very close to another day full of glorious new comic book reading, but lets take a real long look at whats the best book out there this week for your reading pleasure. Continue reading

Cinema Releases 5/7/13

Ok this week doesn’t see the release of any majorly anticipated movies, but does that mean there isn’t anything worth seeing at all?  Well lets gets into this weeks column and find out

Now you see me:

To me this is possibly the biggest release of the week in terms of expectations (i know there’s a bigger star filled movie- below) but I’m not sold on this being a box office or dvd release success.

So the synopsis for the film is as follows:

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

Now this is directed by Louis Leterrier (Incredible Hulk, Wrath of the Titans, Transporter) so has the potential to go either way, it could look great and be a decent character piece or it could be oddly shot with angles that make it difficult to catch all the detail. and this uncertainty really doesn’t help when trying to promote a movie.

The cast itself isn’t too bad- starring Mark Ruffalo and Woody Harrelson, means that this does have some acting chops behind it and could possibly produce some really good moments.  But i have to say from the trailers I’m not going to be rushing out to see it this weekend- but i do expect it to provide an interesting story, albeit with an obvious twist id imagine.

The Internship:

The-Internship-movie-posterNow this is the biggest star studded movie out this week, starring both Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, with Vaughn sharing a writing credit for this movie.  Now had this been released 5years ago i would of had much higher hopes for its quality, unfortunately both leading men’s stock has really dropped over the last few years after a slew of similar and poor comedy movies.

The official synopsis is below:

Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.

I feel like this may be the last chance saloon for both of these men to re-establish themselves as comedic leads and unfortunately it looks like this wont be the film to that. The trailers show a comedy that already looks dated, with its Google jokes and jokes around apps and the world moving on.  This would have been great at the rise of smartphones and social media, but today it already feels like we’ve seen and heard this more times than I care for.

Do i expect this movie to be funny in places- Yes.  Do i expect it to be funny throughout- No.  I honestly haven’t seen anything about this movie that makes me wish to go and see it- so I’m going to do everyone a favour and not even post the trailer.

These are the two big movie releases of the week, but i would like to give a little nod to the documentary Pussy Riot- A Punk prayer, based on the recent events of the Russian band and their incarceration. But im sure finding this in cinemas may be difficult.

For a full list of the weeks releases please follow the link below.

http://www.screenrush.co.uk/films/now-showing/new/