The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected)

The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected)
Director: Noah Baumbach

Release Date: 13th October 2017
Netflix

Adam Sandler woke up and started talking to himself. He was going through his filmography, pausing at certain points, points such as Punch Drunk Love. He tried to move on from these films through his self conversation, but ended up having to lie down due to an intense bout of sweating. He’d forgotten those acting days, and so he called up his friend Ben Stiller who was having a similar incident that same morning. The two got together and signed on for The Meyerowitz Stories to rekindle past glories. At least, that’s how I like to think it happened.
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Okja

Okja
Director: Bong Joon-ho

Release Date: 28th June 2017
Netflix

With the possibility of food scarcity in the future, genetically modified produce may be our saviour. Okja as a movie understands this, but also presents us with another conundrum. Would you eat GM meat with a face? Would you eat GM meat if it was ugly? Just what would it take for you to not feel funny about lab made murder? As long as it tastes good, what’s the problem? Meat is meat, right?

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The Big Sick

The Big Sick
Director: Michael Showalter 

Release Date: 28th July 2017
Amazon Studios 

From a distance it’s easy to see The Big Sick as another one of those lovable romcoms, combining East is East with Funny People for a laugh a minute cringe-fest. There is even a quirky romance to take it to the next level, and hey look, an inflatable giraffe in the poster probably means we’re in for some shenanigans!

Yes, it’s sure easy to misjudge something from a distance, something which The Big Sick takes hold off in regards to genre expectations, plus all the themes within. Get ready to cure your judgemental sickness.

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Justice League

Justice League
Director: Zack Snyder

Release Date: 17th November 2017
Warner Bros. Pictures 

The three hit combo of Man of Steel, Batman Vs Superman, and Suicide Squad should have been enough to knock out any DC or comic book universe lover, yet Wonder Woman provided a sense of redemption for our fallen heroes. Now drawn back into the moody hues of the DC-verse, here is Justice League. And one thing you’ll learn from this, is that justice is so fickle.  Continue reading

Death Note

Death Note
Director: Adam Wingard

Release Date: 25th August 2017
Netflix

‘The human whose name is written in this note shall die.’ With that simple concept, a mega manga hit was born, and Death Note took not just Japan, but the world by storm. Of course with success comes desires to adapt, and here we are 14 years after Kira took over the world with an American rendition of the psychological horror thriller. But unfortunately the rules of the note have changed as they travelled overseas.  Continue reading

The Beguiled

The Beguiled
Director: Sofia Coppola 

Release Date: 23rd June 2017
Focus Features

How long can we keep the act up, the act of being a decent human being? How long does it take to give in to your desires, to break from your beliefs, to realise your acceptance was merely tolerance? The Beguiled is a civil war drama which goes through the pains of telling us as a race, being good is not something we’re all that great at.

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The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie
Director: Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, & Bob Logan 

Release Date: 22nd September 2017
Warner Bros. Pictures 

It was inevitable really, a Lego movie based on one of the recent toy lines, one which has no widespread appeal for people over the age of 11. Ninjago is a Lego original, think Power Rangers or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, without the expensive licensing costs, though with all the wisecracks and robots. This was always going to happen, so for those won over by The Lego Movie, and Lego Batman, buckle up for a whole heap of ‘Am I too old for this?’

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