This weekend has a little bit of everything – sci-fi, romance, drama, and… robotic dogs? We take a closer-look at the movies hitting cinemas Friday, 8 April.
10 Cloverfield Lane
Described as somewhat of a spiritual sequel to Cloverfield, 10 Cloverfield Lane stars John Gallagher Jr, John Goodman, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The film has been shrouded in mystery since being revealed, and we prefer it that way. The basic premise revolves around a woman who, following a car accident, is held in a shelter by two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Eddie the Eagle
Hugh Jackman and the Kingsman‘s Taron Egerton star in Eddie the Eagle. The film follows lovable underdog, Michael “Eddie” Edwards, who made history by becoming Great Britain’s first ski jumper to enter the Winter Olympics. With a little help from his charismatic coach, Eddie took on the establishment and won the hearts of sports fans around the world when he appeared at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.
Marion Cotillard, Michael Fassbender, and Paddy Considine star in this adaptation of the famous William Shakespeare play. In case you never read Macbeth in school or university, the story follows Macbeth (Michael Fassbender) who, after murdering King Duncan (David Thewlis) and seizing the throne, becomes consumed with guilt and paranoia as the tyrannical ruler of Scotland.
Z for Zachariah
An all-star cast of Chiwetel Ejiofor,Chris Pine, and Margot Robbie headline this sci-fi thriller. After a disaster that wipes out most of humanity, a young independent woman living in the countryside discovers she’s not alone when she meets another survivor. After the two start to grow closer, another man arrives to disrupt their flourishing safe haven… one who stirs up emotions and threatens to ruin everything.
And if you’re looking for some b-grade “so-bad-it’s-good” comedy,
Robo-Dog should deliver. When a young boy’s furry best friend dies tragically, his inventor Dad creates a new dog to take his place – complete with mechanical powers and robotic abilities to keep everyone on their toes. Hilarity ensures.