Friday, May 25, 2018



Disney and Lucasfilm's highly anticipated Star Wars spinoff "Solo: A Star Wars Story" opens in theaters today and it's the only new wide release this week. Other limited releases that might be worth checking out are "How to Talk to Girls at Parties", the biopic "Mary Shelley" and James Franco's sci-fi thriller "Future World"

Synopses, details, critical/audience reception, trailers, clips and more after the jump.


Solo A Star Wars Story Movie Image

Official Synopsis

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes.

Film Details

Solo: A Star Wars Story Poster
  • Director: Ron Howard

  • Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clark, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau, Linda Hunt

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

  • Running Time: 135 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action/violence

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 69% (175 fresh, 77 rotten, score: 6.5/10)
  • Metacritic: 63 out of 100 (32 positive, 20 mixed, 1 negative).

Audience Reception

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 54% (3.1/5 rating from 18,357 users)
  • Metacritic: 5.1/10 (75 positive, 16 mixed, 67 negative).
  • IMDb: 6.9/10 (18,402 votes)


How to Talk to Girls at Parties

Official Synopsis

From the raucous dual imaginations of fantasy laureate Neil Gaiman ("American Gods," CORALINE) and glamrock multihyphenate John Cameron Mitchell (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, SHORTBUS) comes the electrifying and singular pop extravaganza film, HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES. Enn (Alex Sharp) is a shy suburban London teenager in 1977, sneaking out with his best friends to afterhours punk parties. One night they stumble upon a bizarre gathering of sexy teenagers who seem like they are from another planet. In fact, they are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a mysterious rite of passage. That doesn't stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan (Elle Fanning), a beautiful and rebellious alien teenager who, despite her allegiance to her strange colony, is fascinated by Enn. Together they embark on a delirious adventure through the kinetic punk rock world of 1970s London, inadvertently setting off a series of events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks vs. aliens, and test the limits of how far each of them will go for true love.

Film Details

  • Director: John Cameron Mitchell

  • Starring: Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, Matt Lucas

  • Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance

  • Running Time: 102 min.

  • Rating: R for language throughout, sexual content, some drug use and nudity

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 40% (19 fresh, 28 rotten, score: 5.1/10)
  • Metacritic: 47 out of 100 (6 positive, 10 mixed, 2 negative).

Audience Reception

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 35% (3.0/5 rating from 407 users)
  • Metacritic: N/A
  • IMDb: 6.1/10 (1,248 votes)


Mary Shelley Movie Image

Official Synopsis

MARY SHELLEY tells the story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) - author of one of the world's most famous Gothic novels 'Frankenstein' - and her fiery, tempestuous relationship with renowned romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (Douglas Booth.) The pair are two outsiders constrained by polite society but bound together by a natural chemistry and progressive ideas that are beyond the boundaries of their age and time. Mary and Percy declare their love for each other and much to her family's horror they run away together, joined by Mary's half-sister Claire (Bel Powley.) In the midst of growing tension within their relationship during their stay at Lord Byron's (Tom Sturridge) house at Lake Geneva, the idea of Frankenstein is conceived when a challenge is put to all houseguests to write a ghost story. An incredible character is created, which will loom large in popular culture for centuries to come, but society at the time puts little value in female authors. At the tender age of 18, Mary is forced to challenge these preconceptions, to protect her work and to forge her own identity.

Film Details

  • Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour

  • Starring: Ben Hardy, Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Tom Sturridge, Bel Powley

  • Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance

  • Running Time: 120 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for sexuality and thematic elements including substance abuse

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 33% (15 fresh, 30 rotten, score: 5.3/10)
  • Metacritic: 50 out of 100 (4 positive, 11 mixed, 2 negative).

Audience Reception

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 26% (2.5/5 rating from 191 users)
  • Metacritic: N/A
  • IMDb: 6.5/10 (478 votes)


Future World Movie Image

Official Synopsis

Inside a desert oasis, a queen (Lucy Liu) lays dying as her son Prince (Jeffrey Wahlberg) travels across barren waste lands to find a near-mythical medicine to save her life. After evading violent raiders on motorbikes led by the Warlord (James Franco) and his enforcer (Cliff "Method Man" Smith), Prince meets Ash (Suki Waterhouse), the Warlord's robot sex companion-assassin who's in search of her own soul. As Prince is captured by the Druglord (Milla Jovovich), the Warlord's forces roar in--and Prince fights to save the remnants of humanity.

Film Details

Future World poster
  • Director: James Franco, Bruce Thierry Cheung

  • Starring: James Franco, Suki Waterhouse, Jeffrey Wahlberg, Lucy Liu, Method Man, Snoop Dogg, Milla Jovovich, Rumer Willis

  • Genre: Sci-Fi

  • Running Time: 90 min.

  • Rating: R for violence, sexual content/nudity, language and drug use

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: N/A
  • Metacritic: N/A

Audience Reception

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 4% (1.6/5 rating from 166 users)
  • Metacritic: N/A
  • IMDb: 4.7/10 (72 votes)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please keep the comments as civilized as possible, and refrain from spamming. All comments will be moderated. Thank you !