Can’t decide which film to watch at the cinema this week? In this article you will find our top 5 movies of the week. One of these masterpieces will definitely be the perfect choice for your movie night.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Director: Dean DeBlois
Stars the voices of: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, F. Murray Abraham
This computer-animated fantasy film is the third part of the How to Train Your Dragon film trilogy. Hiccup, now 20 years old, is seeking a secret dragon utopia known as “The Hidden World”. He needs to hurry, as a hired tyrant Grimmel is also on the hunt for it. He also needs to accept the fact that his best friend Toothless has a female friend now named Light Fury. You will need to see for yourself which of these tasks will turn out to be tougher for Hiccup.
A Madea Family Funeral
Director: Tyler Perry
Stars: Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, Mike Tyson, Ciera Pyton
The American comedy film is the eleventh and the final part of the Madea film series. You will see actor Tyler Perry playing in more than one role, including his titular character – Madea. The film starts as a gleeful family reunion, but soon becomes an amusing nightmare. Madea and her family have a trip to backwoods Georgia, but somehow end up organising a funeral that might bring to light dark family secrets. Whilst the film has received mixed reviews so far, it will definitely make you laugh out loud and will lift your mood. It is worth seeing for a fun night out.
Alita: Battle Angle
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein
A cyberpunk action film based on the 1990s Japanese manga series Gunnm by Yukito Kishiro. We have been anticipating the release of film since 2003 when it was originally announced. The release of the film was delayed for several years due to Cameron’s work on another hugely successful film franchise – Avatar and its sequels. The film is about a deactivated female cyborg with a fully unharmed human brain. She is reawakened, yet recalls nothing of her past life, so she goes on a mission to rediscover who she truly is. The film takes place in the distant future – 2563. With the charming acting of Rosa Salazar as Alita, great visuals and James Cameroon’s amazing production, it is no wonder why Forbes has called this film “Easily the best anime and manga live-action movie adaptation yet”.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
Director: Mike Mitchel
Stars the voices of: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz
Sequel films dominates at cinemas this week and this is no exception – this time it is a direct sequel to the Lego Movie (2014). The second part of the LEGO movie is a computer-animated adventure by Warner Bros. Pictures. Five years have passed since we saw the Lego movie characters and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders descending from outer space, destroying the city much faster than they can rebuild it. Emmet, Luch, Batman and their friends will fight to restore harmony to the LEGO universe. This battle will take the group of friends to faraway, unexplored worlds and will challenge their courage, creativity and building skills.
Director: Peter Farrelly
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco, Dimiter D. Marinov
The Oscar winning film for best picture and a top prize at Toronto International Film Festival takes the fifth place in this week’s top 5. This biographical drama is set in 1962 and is inspired by the true story of a tour of the Deep South by African-American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley and an Italian-American working-class bouncer, Shirley’s driver and bodyguard Tony Vallelonga. The film is based on interviews with Shirley and his father and on the letters his father wrote to his mother. Two men from entirely different worlds become friends despite the fact that racism was openly practiced and even rescinded in law in America at that time. This film will melt your heart and at the same time remind you of a not-so-old and unsightly part of American history.