Fear of getting bored this weekend? Not this time. There’s plenty of new releases to keep you busy at the movies.
INHERENT VICE – IMDB: 7,5
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson
Based upon the novel of the prodigious Thomas Pynchon, the psychedelic 60s and 70s rumble around Larry “Doc” Sportello, surprised by his former girlfriend and her plot for her billionaire boyfriend, his wife, and her boyfriend. A plan for kidnapping gets shaken up by the oddball characters.
BIG EYES – IMDB: 7
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter
Behind a great man is a great woman? This time is actually true, in the case of painter Margaret Keane, with her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
THE TRIBE (Plemya) – IMDB: 7,5
Director: Miroslav Slaboshpitsky
Cast: Grigoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova, Rosa Babiy
An incredibly interesting experiment: portraying the struggles of a deaf teenager entering a specialized boarding school where, to survive, he becomes part of a wild organization – the tribe. No spoken languages, no subtitles. Only language of signs.
JUPITER ASCENDING – IMDB: 6,5
Director: Andy and Lana Wachowski
Cast: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne
The latest attempt of Wachowski Bros to repeat the Matrix success is set in a bright and colorful future, where Jupiter, a young destitute caretaker gets targeted by a ruthless son of a powerful family that live on a planet in need of a new heir.
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB – IMDB: 6,6
Director: Shawn Levy
Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Robin Williams
Third episode of Ben Stiller’s franchise. This time Larry spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.
WILD CARD – IMBD: 5,8
Director: Simon West
Cast: Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Dominik García-Lorido
If you’re really craving for some action, here’s a temporary solution, even if not the best. Here, Statham is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem who gets in trouble with the mob.
DOS DISPAROS – IMDB: 6,4
Director: Martin Rejtman
Cast: Manuela Martelli, Susana Pampin, Rafael Federman
Language: Spanish with Dutch Subtitles
Directly from the Locarno Film Festival and Rotterdam Film Festival, the strange adventure of 17-year-old Mariano, who finds a gun in his house and, in a thoughtless impulse, shoots himself twice. But he survives.
Too bad there’s no English subtitles in theaters.
SONG OF THE SEA – IMDB: 8,2
Director: Tomm Moore
Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan
A little gem of animation coming from Toronto Film Festival. Saoirse is a child who is the last of the selkies, women in Irish and Scottish legends who transform from seals into people. She escapes from her grandmother’s home to journey to the sea and free fairy creatures trapped in the modern world.
DEUX JOURS, UNE NUIT – IMDB: 7,5
Director: Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione
Language: French with English Subtitles
A special night today February 5th at Cinema Lab111 with Expats Cinema Night, when you can finally see some international movies with english subtitles in Amsterdam. Tonight is dedicated to the Dardennes, veterans of the Cannes Film Festival, who deal with workers rights and unemployment.