March is finally coming to an end and if you’re looking for a relaxed trip to the cinemas this weekend, and there’s a lot of choice on offer with some big releases launching this Friday, 27 March, so here’s your handy guide on what you should be watching:
The Boy Next Door
Don’t be fooled by the casting and title of this movie – it is no rom-com. The Boy Next Door is actually a psychological thriller which stars Jennifer Lopez, who playes Clare, a woman who begins a torrid affair with the younger man (Ryan Guzman) living next door, however as his feelings for her grow, the relationship takes an obsessive, dangerous turn.
Home will fill the void for animated movies this week, and bring the voice talents of Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) to the big screen.
When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word ‘home’.
The Lazarus Effect
In The Lazarus Effect, a group of medical students discover a way to bring dead patients back to life, and of course, things don’t go according to plan.
After one of the students named Zoe, played by Olivia Wilde, is accidentally killed, the team bring her back to life using the experimental method, but something isn’t right about her…
If you’re looking for something a bit more light-hearted this weekend, Top Five brings some familiar faces to the big screen to deliver some laughs.
New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen (Chris Rock) has an unexpected encounter with a feisty, free-thinking journalist (Rosario Dawson), forcing him to confront the truth about his comedy career, his attempts at becoming a serious actor, and his upcoming wedding to a popular reality TV star (Gabrielle Union).
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart steps away from the political satire of his talk show and into the director’s chair for Rosewater, based on the true story of the imprisonment and torture of Iranian Canadian journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari (Gael García Bernal), who was imprisoned for five months in Iran following an appearance on Jon Stewart’s very-own show.
Bahari named his interrogator “Rosewater” because he smelled of the familiar fragrance. Rosewater beat him and used methods of psychological torture in order to obtain information. His segment on The Daily Show, a satirical sketch in which an actor posed as an American spy in Iran and interviewed Bahari, was played for him and he was accused of being a spy and of working for Zionists.
Which movie are you most looking forward to seeing this weekend? Let us know in the comments section below.