Film Highlights – April 2017

The Boss Baby (above)
Fri 7 Apr

From the creators of Shrek comes a family comedy in time for the school holidays. Starring the voice talents of Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey, the film follows a suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby who pairs up with his seven year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of Puppy Co. The script is full of snappy jokes, being written by Michael McCullers, the man behind Austin Powers. DreamWorks always seem to get it right with animated movies, creating the acclaimed Madagascar, Shark Tale and Over the Hedge, this one looks to be no exception.

Going IN Style
Fri 7 Apr

Going IN Style“You’re never too old to get even.” Veteran actors Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin star in this hilarious comedy. When an evil bank absconds these three lifelong pals’ money, they must risk it all to perform the perfect robbery and redeem their stolen currency. The film looks to be of a similar premise to Red with its play on the stereotypes of the elderly. Zach Braff, best known for his role on Scrubs, goes behind the camera to direct and it looks like he’s done a pretty good job at it, with a clever, yet hilarious plot and some well-choreographed robbery scenes. The film is suitable for ages 12+ and is a feel-good experience for the whole family over the Easter holidays.   

The Fate of The Furious
Fri 14 Apr

the-fate-of-the-furiousThe eighth film in the Fast & Furious franchise has set the stakes higher than ever before. Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) has been led down a dark path by a mysterious women (Charlize Theron). Seeming fixed on destroying those closest to him, it is up to his friends turned family to stop this reign of terror. However if they are to succeed they must enlist the help of Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) a character they spent the previous installment fighting. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson returns to continue his love-hate relationship with Toretto. Tyrese Gibson also returns as Roman Pearce providing some comic relief to this dark, action-packed thriller. Expect more of the same from a series famous for the craziest stunts, teasing a massive prison riot and submarine bursting into a car chase on ice!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2
Fri 28 Apr

Guardians Of The GalaxyMarvel Studios looks to continue their dominance at the box office with the sequel to their biggest surprise package so far. In this outing, The Guardians are out to unravel the mystery of Star-Lord’s (Chris Pratt) true parentage. The things which made the previous film so popular are not going anywhere: the action, retro music and hilarious jokes that make a man, alien, tree and racoon fighting crime in space an enjoyable experience. Like any comic-book film nowadays there is an all-star cast, with Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Bradley Cooper (voice) and Vin Diesel (voice), being joined by Sylvester Stallone for this sci-fi adventure.

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