Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight.” When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists, As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.
With all the hype that surrounded the American release of this film you should know not to expect too much. This is predominately supposed to be a comedy; unfortunately it fails to deliver any kind of humour in any form. This is just one story you want to throw away.
See if you liked: The Dictator.
Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under signs that predicted future greatness, but her reality as a woman consists of cleaning other people’s houses and endless bad breaks. Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered hunter, arrives on Earth to locate her, making Jupiter finally aware of the great destiny that awaits her: Jupiter’s genetic signature marks her as the next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
This storyline is dead; there really is nothing remotely special about this film. Not even the beautiful Mila Kunis or drop dead gorgeous Tatum with his dodgy eye makeup can make up for how bad this film is. Art design, special effects and the costumes are on point but that’s the only positive.
See if you liked: Cloud Atlas, After Earth
In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Moving and powerful, and doesn’t hide from the more controversial side of King’s character. A film which not only captivates but shows us exactly how complex and powerful they civil rights movement really was. This is a beautiful masterpiece of work with a powerful performance from its lead, David Oyelowo.
See if you liked: Mandela, Malcolm X
PICK OF THE WEEK: SELMA