In Theatres this weekend, Kong remains King, Kristen Stewart is psychic…
Here’s a rundown of movies opening today:
Kong: Skull Island
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Mystery, Suspense, Sci- Fi, Fantasy.
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Running Time: 118 minutes
Cast: Samuel L Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, John Goodman, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, Thomas Mann, Tian Jing, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’“Kong: Skull Island” reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”).
In the film, a diverse team of explorers- scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty and mythic Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong.
Genre(s): Drama, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Director: Oliver Assayas
Running Time: 105 minutes
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Nora von Waldstätten, Anders Danielsen Lie, Sigrid Bouaziz, Ty Olwin, Audrey Bonnet, Pascal Rambert, Hammou Graia, Benjamin Biolay.
“Personal Shopper” revolves around a ghost story that takes place in the fashion underworld of Paris.
Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Paris home, determined to make contact with him. Maureen (Kristen Stewart) is the personal shopper for a high-powered German model/designer and jet-setter who demands an endless supply of clothes and accessories be procured and delivered to her. But Maureen has just suffered a personal trauma: her beloved twin brother, Lewis, to whom she was intensely attached, has just died due to a congenital heart condition. She is also a medium, and attempts to communicate with Lewis while wandering around their cavernous childhood home in Paris, where he died. Gradually, mysterious things begin to occur..
This Beautiful Fantastic
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Fantasy.
Director: Simon Aboud
Running Time: 92 minutes
Cast: Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott, Jeremy Irvine, Anna Chancellor, Eileen Davies and Sheila Hancock.
This Beautiful Fantastic is a British romantic drama film directed and written by Simon Aboud.
This Beautiful Fantastic is a contemporary fairy tale revolving around the most unlikely of friendships between a reclusive, agoraphobic young woman with dreams of being a children’s book author and a curmudgeonly and cantankerous widower, set against the backdrop of a beautiful garden in the heart of London. Bella Brown (Jessica Brown Findlay) is a beautifully quirky young woman who dreams of writing and illustrating a successful children’s book. When she is forced by her landlord to deal with her neglected garden or face eviction, she meets her nemesis, match and mentor in Alfie Stephenson (Tom Wilkinson), a grumpy, loveless, rich old man who lives next door and happens to be an amazing horticulturalist.
Director: Julia Ducournau
Running Time: 99 minutes
Cast: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Naït Oufella, Laurent Lucas, Joana Preiss, Bouli Lanners, Marion Vernoux, Jean-Louis Sbille.
After an initiation ritual, a vegetarian college student becomes a cannibal. Everyone in Justine’s family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At sixteen she’s a brilliant student starting out at veterinary school where she experiences a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her family principles and eats RAW meat for the first time. Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge…
The Ottoman Lieutenant
Genre(s): Drama, War
Director: Joseph Ruben
Running Time: 106 minutes
Cast: Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley.
The Ottoman Lieutenant is a love story between an idealistic American nurse (Hera Hilmar) and a Turkish officer (Michiel Huisman) during World War I.
“The Ottoman Lieutenant” is the first movie to explore the eastern front of World War I, and tells the story of a beautiful, strong-willed woman (Hera Hilmar), who, frustrated by ongoing injustice at home, leaves the United States after meeting Jude, an American doctor (Josh Hartnett) who runs a remote medical mission within the Ottoman Empire – a world both exotic and dangerous, and on the brink of what is about to become the first World War. There, she finds her loyalty to Jude and the mission’s founder, (Ben Kingsley) tested when she falls in love with a lieutenant in the Ottoman Imperial Army (Michiel Huisman). Now, with invading army forces at their doorstep, and the world about to plunge into all-out war, she must decide if she wants to be what other people want her to be, or to be herself.
Have a splendid weekend!!!
Make sure to go see one of these movies!