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Here’s our round up of New Movies in Cinemas 5th March 2015

CHAPPIE

In the near future, a mechanized police force patrols the streets and deals with lawbreakers — but now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid is stolen and given new programming, he acquires the ability to feel and think for himself. While the robot, dubbed “Chappie (Sharlto Copley),” puzzles out human behaviour, the authorities begin to see him as a danger to mankind and order; they will stop at nothing to ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and Slumdog Millionaire’s, Dev Patel, Chappie is like a robot, clunky and confused starring a robot which just reminds you of an annoying child you wish you could just switch off. Director, Neill Blomkamp, has just spiraled downwards since District 9, such a shame as he had so much potential.

See if you liked: District 9, I Robot

STILL ALICE

Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) is a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University. When words begin to escape her and she starts becoming lost on her daily jogs, Alice must come face-to-face with a devastating diagnosis: early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. As the once-vibrant woman struggles to hang on to her sense of self for as long as possible, Alice’s three grown children must watch helplessly as their mother disappears more and more with each passing day.

Julianne Moore’s devastatingly heartbreaking performance is what makes this deeply emotional drama is what makes this movie. Apart from a look at how devastating Alzhemer’s is, there really isn’t that much else to this film to enjoy. Don’t expect to get any natural highs from this movie, it’s pretty damn depressing.

See if you liked: Iris, Away From Her

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable, and unimaginable, way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.

Full of crude sexual humour, this is the only thing going for this movie; if you’ve seen one Vince Vaughn movie you’ve seen them all, and I’m afraid this isn’t much different. The film is just way to vague in its storyline with no basic back story to tell us what the hell this so called “business deal” is all about. It oozes laziness and the cast are really not that convincing either.

See if you liked: Delivery Man, The Internship

KILL THE MESSENGER

Journalist Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner) happens upon a story that not only leads to the origins of America’s crack epidemic but also alleges that the CIA was well-aware of the dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S. and using the profits to arm Nicaraguan rebels. Despite warnings to halt his investigation, Webb keeps digging and uncovers a conspiracy with explosive implications. As a result of his findings, Webb’s career, family and life come under threat.

Based on a true story, Kill the Messenger is a tough, hard as nails thriller which will add fuel to the fire for all the conspiracy buffs as it explores government cover-ups. It’s an unpretentious adult look at journalist’s struggle and fight against whats right and wrong. Renner, even though he is better known for his action roles, delivers a powerful and extremely passionate performance. Not only that it’s also littered with famous names in Ray Liotta, Michael Sheen and Andy Garcia. This is an intriguing and important look at investigative journalism.

See if you liked: State Of Play, The Fifth Estate

OUR PICK OF THE WEEK: KILL THE MESSENGER.

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