Gracing our cinemas this week we have too major releases following the trend of a mid-week release, one being what could prove to be in the format of the stale, seen it all before comedy and an intriguing new twist to your typical heist movie. The third film, released on the traditional Friday, see’s a film based on true events for our viewing pleasure.
Released 3rd July
20th Century Fox bring to us the American comedy, The Internship, The story of Billy (Vaughn) and Nick (Wilson), 2 salesmen slightly out of their comfort zone in the exploding digital world. After losing their jobs as watch salesman after the company they work for goes out of business Billy decides to apply for an internship at Google for the both of them. After being accepted, they spend the summer competing against a much young group of interns to secure those all important jobs they are so desperate for.
Written and produced by Vince Vaughn, The Internship see’s Vaughn and Owen Wilson team up for a second time after starring together in The Wedding Crashers. The question is, is this kind of humour and this pairing getting really rather old or will they be able to pull off an entertaining laugh a minute watch?
See if you like: The Wedding Crashers
Now You See Me
J (Eisenberg), Henley (Fisher), Jack (Franco) and Merritt (Harrelson) are 4 very talented magicians who are brought together by a mysterious benefactor. Re-named as The Four Horsemen, they perform in Vegas with the sponsorship an Insurance magnet Arthur Tessler (Caine). For the final part of their performance they invite an audience member to help them with their last trick, to rob a bank. Enter the FBI to investigate this bank robbery but is this a case that can be solved?
Now You See Me is fundamentally a Heist movie, but this is no ordinary heist, full of twist and turns and a few surprises this is guaranteed to breathe the much needed fresh air into what is, quite frankly a stale genre. With a host of Hollywood stars such as Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers), Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games), Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman it can’t go wrong, can it?
See If You Liked: Side Effects, Limitless
Released 5th July
The Bling Ring
Based on real events, The Bling Ring is a film that follows a group of celebrity-fame obsessed teenagers who trawl the internet to track down the whereabouts of celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan, Audrina Partridge and more in order to rob their homes. In the process of these crimes they actually become famous themselves, could this be what their overall goal was?
Written, Produced and Directed by Sofia Coppola; Daughter of famed Director Francis Ford Coppola and cousin to Nicholas Cage. This real life tale is sure to entertain and give an insight into the minds of the young who want to be famous just for the sake of it with no real talent to earn it. This is a take on the modern world we live in, but would you agree?
See If You Liked: Spring Breakers.
MY PICK OF THE WEEK: NOW YOU SEE ME.