I’m Zehra Phelan, Flavourmag’s resident Film Editor and Entertainment Journalist, each week I bring you my weekly roundup of new movies coming out this week in cinema.
This week we have a horror remake in Poltergeist, A thriller starring Gone Girls Rosamund Pike in Return to Sender and a kids film in Up All Night.
Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporise the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.
Starring Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt, this remake is set to attract its hater’s from those who loved the original classic. It’s been made to appeal to the modern day audience and the 3D element just adds that little bit something special. Sam Rockwell as usual is flawless has be brings a much needed sensitivity to the film.
See if you liked: The Conjuring, Insidious
We’ve also got a fantastic competiton to win Poltergeist goodies.
RETURN TO SENDER
A small town nurse (Rosamund Pike) is brutally attacked and raped in her own home by a mysterious man. Following his arrest, she starts to write to him but the letters all get returned unopened. Determined to confront him she then starts to regularly visit him in prison and seemingly befriends him, against her father’s (Nick Nolte) express wishes. Unable to understand his daughter’s intentions he fears for her safety come the time her assailant is released…but has he underestimated her strength and resolve?
This thriller looks certain to make every Dad want to keep their daughters under lock and key and will certainly make any woman think twice about going on any blind date. Pike looks like she could be channelling her role from Gone Girl but will this be enough to keep you gripped?
See if you liked: Girls against Boys, The Factory.
UP ALL NIGHT
The gang head off for a holiday road trip together, which very quickly turns into a total nightmare, in more ways than one. Their van breaks down outside a creepy old mansion; there’s no phone signal and no alternative but to knock on the door and ask for help. Big mistake, Caleb and Clara, an oddly welcoming but sinister brother and sister who live there, are definitely hiding something. Turns out, what they’re hiding is that this creepy old mansion is haunted, and it’s about to be knocked down. The gang’s divided loyalties play havoc with their conscience – run away from their new oddball friends or pay back their kindness? They decide to do all they can to save the house with a special Friday Download music festival. Big mistake no 2. It seems the house has some secrets that suggest it would be best if it was knocked down after all…
Starring Dionne Bromfield, Up All Night is a film based on CBBC entertainment show Friday Download. Performances are expected to be over the top and aimed at a very young audience. If you’re a fan of the Vamps and One Direction you’re probably going to love this mundane drivel.
See if you liked: House of Anubis, Friday Download
OUR PICK OF THE WEEK: POLTERGEIST