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Planning date night, or a friendly reunion? This week’s film releases will either have you giggling, or reaching for the tissues. Whether you’re looking for feminism or deadly threats, here’s what to expect…
What is it about? The comedy stars Rose Byrne, Tiffany Haddish, and Salma Hayek. Mel (Byrne) and Mia (Haddish) are two best friends who start a beauty company, but they have quite different ideals; one wants to make a fortune, while the other is a bit more practical. A notorious titan of the cosmetics industry called Claire (Hayek) proposes an offer they cannot refuse, which puts their friendship at stake and makes their business take an ugly turn.
The good: The film features women in power, which is a positive nod towards feminism. Also, the diversity of backgrounds of the lead characters is a great step towards acceptance and coexistence.
The bad: Each “joke” in the trailer falls a little flat, so we wonder if the movie’s plotline will gain similar reactions from the viewers.
What is it about? Starring Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, T.J. Miller, and Jessica Henwick, the action film follows a crew of aquatic researchers, whose subterranean laboratory is demolished by an earthquake seven miles below the ocean surface.
The good: Highly skilled researchers dealing with a horrific threat leaves room for suspense and intrigue as to who will be making it out alive.
The bad: Trapped underwater and fearful of drowning to death is a downright nightmare. Are you prepared to sit through it?
What is it about? This drama follows two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake, on a seemingly impossible mission during World War I as they cross enemy territory to deliver an important message. This message will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers, including Blake’s brother.
The good: The film snagged two wins at the 2020 Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture – Drama, along with Best Director – Motion Picture for Oscar-winning director, Sam Mendes. These wins are a good sign that the film will live up to the high expectations, if not exceed them.
The bad: The extraordinary filmmaking technicalities might be overshadowing the plotline.
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