Omniplex Cinema reviews the latest releases to see in theaters this week.
Men (16 Cert) – click link to see trailer
Starring: Jessie Buckley, Roy Kinnear
Director: Alex Garland
Genre: Horror Drama
Release date: Fri, June 3
In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Harper (Jessie Buckley) retreats alone to the beautiful English countryside, hoping she has found a place to heal. But someone or something from the surrounding woods seems to be stalking her. What begins as simmering terror becomes a fully-formed nightmare, inhabited by its darkest memories and fears in the feverish and shifting new horror flick from visionary filmmaker Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation).
Since Alex Garland rose to fame in the mid-1990s with his novel The Beach, adapted for the screen a few years later starring Leonardo DiCaprio, the London-born writer has passed without a hitch. from the page to the big screen.
His screenplays for 28 Days Later and Sunshine, both directed by Danny Boyle, confirmed an enduring fascination with the horror genre and he made his directorial debut with the elegant sci-fi nightmare Ex Machina. with Alicia Vikander as an artificial intelligence with murderous intentions.
Garland was subsequently nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars and Baftas.
He raises the tension in Men, which features Rory Kinnear in several roles.
Widowed Harper Marlowe (Jessie Buckley) recovers from the death of her husband James (Paapa Essiedu) with a vacation at a rented country house.
Landlord Geoffrey (Kinnear) welcomes her to the village of Coston and gives her the keys before Harper explores its surroundings and encounters a menagerie of locals, all of whom bear a striking resemblance to Geoffrey.
Harper phones her good friend Riley (Gayle Rankin) for help as events in Coston take an increasingly bizarre and deadly turn.
Men (16 Cert) Trailer
Minions (PG Cert) – click link to see trailer
With: Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin & Taraji P. Henson
Director: Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson & Jonathan del Val
Release Date: Fri, July 1 – Tickets On Sale Now
In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Steve Carell) grows up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Fortunately, he has support from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob and Otto – a new Minion wearing suspenders and desperate to please – unfold their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons and complete their first missions. When the Vicious 6 oust their leader, legendary fighter Wild Knuckles (Alan Arkin), Gru interviews to become their newest member. It doesn’t go well (to say the least), and only gets worse after Gru outwits them and suddenly finds himself the deadly enemy of the pinnacle of evil. On the run, Gru will turn to an unlikely source of advice, Wild Knuckles, and find that even the bad guys need a little help from their friends.
Minions Trailer (PG Certificate)
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