This week’s movie releases have a little bit of everything – colourful characters, cringe-worthy comedy, and some high-octane action. Here’s the movies hitting cinemas this Friday, 27 May 2016:
Alice through the looking Glass
Alice returns to Wonderland in this sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland film to find she’s the only one who can save the Mad Hatter and prevent the whimsical kingdom from being transformed into a barren wasteland. Turning to Time himself, she realises that the only way to rescue her friend and restore order to Wonderland is to travel back in time to retrieve a magical sceptre. Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, and Helena Bonham Carter all return, along with some new faces.
Melissa McCarthy is back with another comedy this weekend, as she takes on the leading role in The Boss, which follows Michelle Darnell, a business tycoon, who is jailed after she’s convicted of insider trading. After her release, she emerges eager to put her criminal history behind her in order to rebrand herself as America’s sweetheart. Forced to move in with one of her former employees (Kristen Bell), she quickly realises many aren’t quite ready to forgive-and-forget.
Timely as today’s major concerns on battling terrorism comes the riveting action film Bastille Day based on true events starring Idris Elba and Richard Madden out to stop a series of bomb attacks in Paris. In Bastille Day, Michael Mason (Richard Madden from Game of Thrones) is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar (Elba), the field agent on the case, soon realises that Michael is just a pawn in a much bigger game and is also his best asset to uncover a large-scale conspiracy.
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