A couple of documentaries, a thriller, a Sundance winner and it’s Chris Pratt vs dinosaurs. It’s also interesting to note that two of the movies this week will be about young kids who make films themselves and are inspired by the films they have seen…but for vastly different reasons. That’s what in store for you guys this week! Lets see what new movies we got this week: June 12, 2015.
What’s it about? Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed, ‘The Wolfpack,’ the brothers spend their childhood reenacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. Their world is shaken up when one of the brothers escapes and everything changes.
My thoughts? As cheesy as this sounds, the power that movies have on us can be really strong. Films affect us in different ways, and for some of us, movies are a way to deal with realities of life, an escape. But I don’t think most of us will experience movies the same way the brothers in this documentary did. That alone intrigues me to see this film.
What’s it about? Tom Grant, a private investigator once hired by Courtney Love, reveals his take on the death of Kurt Cobain.
My thoughts? I’m not sure how I feel about this approach. A documentary is fine, but the way they treat the reenacted segments leaves a bad taste in my mouth. It all just feels a bit trashy.
What’s it about? Successful businesswoman Maria has achieved everything except what she wants the most – a baby of her own. She decides to deal with the matter by herself and embarks on a desperate and dangerous journey in order to make her dream come true.
My thoughts? This trailer is EVERYWHERE. Drama, supernatural, thriller and a whole bunch of other movies. But instead of feeling like an interesting mix of a movie, it feels like a mess. Not how this is gonna pull itself together.
What’s it about? High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
My thoughts? Have I actually gotten to the point with my thoughts on movies that I feel even a movie like this seems formulaic? This seems like a a movie that I would have been excited to see 10 years ago, but now that I’m older I see it as another cliched, quirky, indie drama. Not saying that it doesn’t look like it’s well made (it does actually) but something about these kind of characters, and these kind stories feels like I’ve seen this before. I’m sorry, maybe I’m just getting too jaded. Also I do find the coincidence of this film’s leads making weird homemade versions of classic movies much like the kids in The Wolfpack kinda funny.I think I might have to see this myself and be open minded to this movie.
What’s it about? Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly.
My thoughts? I’m being hopeful with this one. The trailers have been fun, action packed, and full of Chris Pratt charm, but I’m do hope the film has some of the tension that the first one did. The director, Colin Trevorrow, made a sweet and fun first film called Safety Not Guaranteed. That films scope is about as far from this movie as you can get, but what I liked about it is that it’s a fun character piece movie and gives that sense of awe and wonder to the fantastical stuff. I also can’t help but love the idea of Pratt leading a team of raptors. That actually feels like a small left over of an older idea for a Jurassic Park 4 movie that famed writer/director, John Sayles and screenwriter William Monahan wrote back in 2007 that had the lead in that film team up with raptors that had rocket launchers and machine guns! (click here to read about THAT crazy script.) Personally, I don’t think this will be as good as the first one, but since I’m not a big fan of The Lost World and Jurassic Park III, maybe this will be the second best Jurassic Park movie.
How about you guys? Ready for a new trip to see Dinosaurs in Jurassic World? Am I being a jerk for not being excited for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl? Let us know in the comments below!