Another Tuesday, another 8 movies you probably didn’t go bother see at the cinema but now may be compelled to watch at home. With the exception of La La Land, this week’s releases either didn’t get a theatrical run or performed poorly at the box office (*COUGH* Underworld: Blood Wars *COUGH*). Here’s what you should buy, rent, stream and skip for the week of April 25th:
La La Land —MOVIE HOT TAKE REVIEW—
Super Simple Synopsis: An aspiring actress and a jazz musician try to make it in Los Angeles. It’s a musical, too.
La La Land is a throwback to a different style of film but modernized to give it a different feel from the musicals it is a throwback to. Academy Award winner Emma Stone is excellent. Golden Globe winner Ryan Gosling is great. The award winning songs are great. No wonder this film
won Best Picture was accidentally announced as the winner for Best Picture before it was actually given to the right winner: Moonlight.
The Daughter –NO REVIEW–
Super Simple Synopsis: A man returns to his hometown after 15 years to attend the wedding of his father and while there, unearths a secret that threatens to shatter the lives of the family of his childhood best friend.
Occasionally, the synopsis, trailer and cast isn’t enough to help make a snap judgment on a movie I haven’t seen. When that happens, it’s time to turn to Rotten Tomatoes where The Daughter scored a 76% approval rating with critics and a 70% audience score.
The Girl With All the Gifts –NO REVIEW–
Super Simple Synopsis: It’s a zombie movie featuring Glenn Close.
Did you ever think there’d be a zombie movie featuring Glenn Close?
Catfight –NO REVIEW–
Super Simple Synopsis: Old college friends run into each other a cocktail party where things turn ugly and a vicious, bloody catfight breaks out.
Catfight features Anne Heche, Sandra Oh and Alicia Silverstone and looks like it has some potential. It’s worth checking out if you have a dark sense of humor.
Detour –NO REVIEW–
Super Simple Synopsis: A law student’s contempt for his stepfather sends him down a dark path which gets him involved with a dangerous grifter and his stripper companion.
The trailer looks a little twisted but it’s compelling enough to want to give this film a look even if it did get a January theatrical release and only make $145. That’s right, not $145,000. $145.
The Marine 5: Battleground –NO REVIEW–
Super Simple Synopsis: The 5th installment of The Marine franchise and 3rd to feature “The Miz.”
WWE Films are something of a guilty pleasure. While it’s very likely this franchise ran it’s course after the 3rd or 4th installment… Hell, who am I kidding? It probably ran it’s course after the 2nd installment. It does seem like “The Miz” works in this franchise as he’s now getting his 3rd crack at the titular role.
The Doo Dah Man –NO REVIEW–
Super Simple Synopsis: A young man running away from home and a con man meet and develop a friendship. The con man teaches the young man the art of the con and the two try to stay a step ahead of the law.
Seriously, this might be the worst title for a movie I’ve seen in a long time and for some reason, I can’t get past it.
Underworld: Blood Wars –NO REVIEW–
Super Simple Synopsis: The 5th installment in the Underworld franchise.
Admit it, you stopped watching after the 2nd one, didn’t you?