Out this Week: 07 April 2016

Two comedies, an Oscar nominated animation, and a horror. What's your pick?

This weekend we don’t have as many new films as we did last week, and the new releases are rather on the lighter side. The highlight of this weekend’s releases are two comedies, an Oscar nominated animation, and a horror. So let’s see what we have:

The Boss

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Directed by: Ben Falcone
With: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, and Peter Dinklage
Heads up: Melisa McCarthy plays a titan of industry is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget. This film is directed by her husband Ben Falcone, who also directed her in Tammy, and just like that film, The Boss is recieving very bad reviews that complains about its messy thinly plotted script among other things. Oh well, maybe we will have better luck with her in the upcoming Ghostbusters remake. 

Mr. Right

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Directed by: Paco Cabezas 
With:  Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell, and Tim Roth
Heads up: A girl falls for the “perfect” guy, who happens to have a very fatal flaw: he’s a hitman on the run from the crime cartels who employ him. Maybe it is just me, but from the trailer, I got Grosse Pointe Blank vibes which is a film I liked a lot back in the days. The reviews are middling, but the two leads are two of the most charming actors working today, so I think it’s worth a shot.


Anomalisa Poster

Directed by: Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman
With: David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Tom Noonan 
Heads up: A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary. This Oscar nominated film was on almost everybody’s list of best of 2015. This is an animation for adults not children, and note that the film will surely be censored for adult content. Also it’s a Charlie Kaufman film, so it’s not for everyone.

Before I Wake

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Directed by: Mike Flanagan
With: Jacob Tremblay, Thomas Jane, Kate Bosworth
Heads up: A young couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams – and nightmares – manifest physically as he sleeps. Young Jacob Tremblay (Room) has a bright future ahead of him, but he deserves way better than this generic and cheap looking horror has to offer. I say skip it.

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