By News1130 Movie Addict Treena Wood
Adapted from the David Nicholls novel of the same name, we follow a working class girl and a wealthy guy over 20 years after they spend one day together in 1988. The catch – we only ever see them on that same day, year after year. Two of my favourite actors, Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, play the principals, and the director is Lone Sherfig, known for realistic filmmaking techniques like handheld cameras and minimal effects. Read my review tomorrow. Rated PG.
Conan The Barbarian
This updated version of the Arnold Schwarzenegger cult classic comes almost 20 years after the original. Jason Momoa, best known for his role on the hit HBO show “Game of Thrones,” takes on the title role. Conan realizes he’s “the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.” Or something. All in glorious 3D of course. Rated 18A for violence, nudity, sexuality, and coarse language.
Nobody likes a pesky neighbour. Especially when that neighbour takes to skulking around at night and drinking people’s blood. This is another remake – the first was done in 1985. And of course it’s also in 3D, as all good horror movies are these days. The cast includes Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Toni Collette, and David Tennant. Rated 14-A.
Spy Kids: All The Time in the World
The fourth in this franchise, this time we’re introduced to a pair of new crime-fighting kids – because if we used the originals, we’d have to call the movie Spy Late Teens. Rebecca and Cecil are typical kids who hate their stepmom – until they find out she was a super-secret spy. They’re all pressed into action to fight the evil Timekeeper. Because 3D isn’t annoying enough, this one is in 4D “aromascope” – you’ll get smells pumped into the theatre as you wear the funny glasses. Apparently Disney didn’t like the original term “smell-o-vision” – hence the new name for an old technology. Rated PG.