Published May 30, 2014If the heat has you reminiscing of this past winter's frosty temperatures, there is one place that's guaranteed to have the air conditioning cranked — the movie theatre. Retreat to a cool, dark, cavernous cinema to beat the heat and see all of the new movies that have been coming out this season. We can help you decide what to buy tickets to with this week's Film Review roundup, where we've gathered a handful of film reviews all in one place. Read on, and stay cool.
A Million Ways to Die in the West is the latest film from comedy enterpriser Seth MacFarlane. The Family Guy creator plays a sheep farmer in 1882 attempting to move across the American Western frontier. MacFarlane is backed by a cast of hilarious co-stars like How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris and the queen of lowbrow comedy, Sarah Silverman. But does MacFarlane make the best of his guests, or does summer comedy fall flat? Read our review to find out.
Get a little more serious with our review of Jon S. Baird's film adaptation of Irvine Welsh's drug filled, unstable novel Filth. The film relies on a muddled plot structure and cinematic hallucination episodes, congruent with the film's themes of instability. Our reviewer noted some anachronistic flaws in the modern adaptation of the 1998 novel — read the review to learn the full account.
Tom at the Farm is an unsettling thriller about a man who is being forced to hide his deceased boyfriend's homosexuality from a grieving mother. It's filled with a few key elements an audience wants in a thriller, like intimidation, violence and blackmail. Our review of The Grand Seduction details the film's focus on the lives of the simple folks that live in Tickle Head, NL, living with little money and getting up to foolish antics. Follow the link to find out if you'll be falling in love with the town of Tickle Head.
Angelina Jolie plays a formidable villain in Maleficent. In this new take on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty, our reviewer noted that the film's stunning special effects become the focal point, at the expense of the narrative. Read it to hear the well-known story from a villain's point of view.
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