We have a veritable buffet of new releases this week, something for everyone. Let’s dive in!
Sing Street – From the man who brought Once to the big screen (and into your heart) comes the heart-warming tale of a boy that starts a band to impress a girl. This one is being touted as one of the year’s best.
X-Men: Apocalypse – James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender return to lead the X-Men against the worst possible threat yet, an ancient mutant that wants to destroy the world, and his name is, yes, Apocalypse.
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates – Two rowdy girls played by Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza prove there is such a thing as a free ride when they accompany Adam Devine and Zac Efron to a Hawaiian wedding. Hilarity ensues.
Swiss Army Man – Paul Dano is at the end of his rope (quite literally) when the bloated corpse of Daniel Radcliffe washes ashore on his deserted island. Hilarity ensues.
Our Kind of Traitor – A British couple finds themselves unwittingly sucked into the shady world of espionage when a Russian oligarch uses them as a go-between with British Intelligence. Hilarity ensues (just kidding).
Into the Forest – Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood play two sisters living off the grid in the woods, which is a good thing when you’re living in a post-apocalyptic world where you don’t know who to trust.
Ithaca – Director Meg Ryan recruits her old movie flame Tom Hanks to play husband and wife in this tale about Homer Macauley, a teen in the 40s who’s determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen.
The Innocents – This selection from this year’s Sundance is a dramatic tale of a Red Cross doctor who. while responding to the liberated Nazi death camps, finds something perhaps just as disturbing.
Being Charlie – Rob Reiner’s latest is a coming of age tale with drugs, romance, and everyday struggles that’s partly inspired by his son’s own issues. In fact, Rob’s son Nick co-wrote the screenplay.
Winter: The Complete Series – Fans of our foreign TV crime show selections take note, this one comes from Australia and follows another tough but cool homicide detective that bucks the system, but still solves crimes in style.
See you in the store!
The Thomas Staff