By Felix Dalgo
It’s the beginning of a new week and it has definitely turned out to be the “Based on True Events Week” with four out of the eight films focusing on true stories.
One of which is the documentary “Soaked in Bleach” which shows a different perspective of the death of Nirvana’s lead singer and musical icon Kurt Cobain. For those who love films and have lived in an apartment in New York City or any city in that case, the documentary “The Wolfpack” will be something you may want to watch. Fellow hardcore comedy fans, this is a week that might feel very special for you, because the Saturday Night Live documentary “Live From New York!” places you in the very beginnings and the development of what is now probably the most watched comedy show in America.
Stepping out of the ‘True Story’ theme and into some drama. The film “The 11th Hour” featuring Kim Basinger is a story of a woman who is willing to do the unthinkable in order to have what she has always wanted, a baby. Finally, for those Action and Adventure lovers, Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the fourth installment of the groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, “Jurassic World.” This is going to be yet another great week in movies.
Pick a movie, then grab your girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, mom, dad, sisters, brothers, all of your friends and get to the theaters. Remember, every week is movie week!
INDIE & LIMITED RELEASES
8. Hamari Adhuri Kahani (Unrated, 2hr 20m, Foreign/Romantic Drama)
Director: Mohit Suri
Cast: Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi, Rajkumar Rao
Synopsis: Vidya is a single mother whose world revolves around giving her son the life she never had, while living in fear. Karan is a hotel magnate who has no time for love or relationships.
7. The 11th Hour (Unrated, 1hr 37m, Drama)
Director: Anders Morgenthaler
Cast: Kim Basinger, Jordan Prentice, Sebastian Schipper
Synopsis: 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.
6. The Wolfpack (R, 1hr 38m, Documentary)
Director: Crystal Moselle
Cast: Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Narayana Angulo, Mukunda Angulo
Synopsis: This film tells the story of the Angulo brothers, siblings who spent their childhood never leaving their Lower East Side apartment. Their limited connection to the outside world came in form of movies, and they would entertain themselves by reenacting what they saw on the screen. Eventually, one of the brothers frees himself, and that event triggers profound changes in all of them.
5. Soaked in Bleach (Unrated, 1hr 40m, Documentary)
Director: Benjamin Statler
Cast: Tyler Bryan, Sarah Scott, August Emerson, Daniel Roebuck, David Daskal
Synopsis: This film reveals the events behind Kurt Cobain’s death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband only days before his deceased body was found.
4. Set Fire To The Stars (Unrated, 1hr 33m, Drama)
Director: Andy Goddard
Cast: Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones, Steven Mackintosh, Kevin Eldon, Kelly Reilly
Synopsis: Based on true events; in 1950’s New York, would-be poet John M. Brinnin (Elijah Wood) invites Dylan Thomas (Celyn Jones) on a weeklong retreat to dry out demons, but soon realizes that this task will be more difficult that he anticipated.
3. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (PG-13, 1hr 44m, Comedy/Drama)
Directors: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Cast: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon
Synopsis: Greg (Thoman Mann), is a high school senior who spends most of his time filming low budget remakes of classic movies with his friend Earl (RJ Cyler). Greg purposefully leads an antisocial life; his mother, concerned with his behavior, pushes him to befriend a classmate named Rachel (Olivia Cooke) who is battling leukemia. The two surprisingly develop a rich friendship, and she helps Greg and Earl with their creative endeavors. But when Rachel’s condition grows more serious, Greg must deal with the messiness of real life.
2. Live From New York! (Unrated, 1hr 22m, Comedy/Documentary)
Director: Bao Nguyen Baldwin, James Belushi, Dana Carvey, Chevy Chase, Billy Crystal
Synopsis: This documentary explores Saturday Night Live’s early years, an experiment that began with a young Lorne Michaels and his cast of unknowns, and follows its evolution into a comedy institution.
1. Jurassic World (PG-13, 2hr 04m, Action/Adventure)
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins
Synopsis: 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.