Godzilla, the world’s most famous monster goes up against malicious creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, could very well threaten the very existence of the human race.
This reboot of Toho’s world famous Godzilla could well prove to be slightly epic, with great CGI graphics (which can only be appreciated on a massive screen and in 3D) that make you think you’re actually in the apocalypse. We could well have a bit of fire back in the belly of this legendary tale. Starring our very own Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Juliette Binoche, a great cast yes and they give what they can to the characters they play, but with a poor human storyline this could be its undoing.
See If You Liked: Pacific Rim, Monsters
THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY
Chester Macfarland (Viggo Mortensen) has a tiny flaw, he’s a con man. While taking a holiday in Athens with his young pretty wife Colette (Kirsten Dunst) they be-friend a Rydal (Oscar Isaac), an American tour guide out to scam female tourists. When Chester presses Rydal into agreeing to help him move the body of a seemingly, unconscious man things take a sinister turn. The resulting events see’s them on the run only to encounter a dramatic stand-off in Istanbul.
The Two Faces of January is another one of those films based on a novel of the same name. Brought to us from the producers of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and the writer of Drive, we can expect to see a heavily character driven intense thriller/drama, Actually put more emphasis on the drama than the thriller. It even has that classic Hitchcock feel in the atmosphere. Its downfall, it never commands that much suspense but shot in beautiful locations and the outstanding acting from our leading men make this worth a watch.
See If You Liked: The Talented Mr. Ripley, Everybody has a Plan.
Set in the lower depths of 1860s Paris, Therese (Elizabeth Olsen) is a ravishing but sexually repressed young woman trapped in a soul less, loveless marriage to her ill cousin Camille (Tom Felton), forced into by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin (Jessica Lange). Therese spends her days confined behind the counter of a small shop watching her aunt play Dominos. Therese meets her husband’s extremely alluring childhood friend Laurant (Oscar Isaac), forcing her whole world to change. What starts as a thrilling illicit affair soon unravels into a shocking set of tragic circumstances for everyone.
In Secret is an erotic thriller based on Emile Zola’s 1867 classic novel, Therese Raquin, consisting of an extremely strong cast which is the only saving grace of a film that had so much promise, Jessica Lange, being one of the greatest actresses of our time, sinks her teeth into her role and makes it so effortless for us to believe. However, this is a story we are only all too familiar, this combined with the slow oversaturated pace can be a bit of a snore fest.
See if You Liked: Anna Karenina.
MY PICK OF THE WEEK: Even though I do love the drama’s I’m going to have to opt for GODZILLA.