Out This Week – 20th March 2015

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The newest addition to the Dreamworks collection highlights the usual childhood anxieties of being different. Oh the alien finds himself on the run from his people, and teams up with an unsuspecting human girl, who both discover that being different isn’t all that bad – heart-warming and nothing we’ve ever seen before*. It has an all-star cast including Rihanna, (I thought she was a singer?), Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) and everybody’s favourite Dad Steve Martin. This is my type of movie, so I’ll be seeing it!

*Note sarcasm

The Gunman

From the director of Taken comes a new masculine action flick. Sean Penn is a sniper who is tasked with killing the Mnister of Mines in the Congo. Unfortunately, his actions send him into hiding where he abandons everything he knows, whilst the Congo descends into even more violence. After a few years, he finds himself travelling to the Congo as a missionary, where he discovers there is a price on his head. Personally, I believe this plot to be a little bit, well, messy, but I’m sure if you’re a fan of violence or the politics of Congo, this would be perfect.

Mommy

This Canadian drama focuses around the lives of a widowed mother of one who struggle to care for her young teenage son who suffers from ADHD. She soon starts receiving help from a mysterious new neighbour, which eases the load for her. This has had fantastic reviews, is rated 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, won the French Cesar (their Oscar), and although it will be difficult to watch, I believe it is well worth it, and you may even learn something from the experience.

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