Coming out this week in Cinemas around Australia
Ghost in the Shell
Synopsis: In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals.
Staring: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Michael Pitt, Takeshi Kitano, Rila Fukushima, Juliette Binoche, Chin Han, Lasarus Ratuere
Director: Rupert Sanders
Running Time: 106 mins
Rating: CTC Yet to be classified
The Lego Batman Movie
Synopsis: A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.
Staring: Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Cera, Zach Galifianakis, Mariah Carey, Jenny Slate
Director: Chris McKay
Running Time: 104 mins
Rating: Mild Themes and Animated Violence
Smurfs: The Lost Village
Synopsis: In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history
Staring: Joe Manganiello, Mandy Patinkin, Rainn Wilson, Demi Lovato, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi
Director: Kelly Asbury
Running Time: 90 mins
Rating: G Very Mild Themes
Pick of the Week:
After the intense week of choices last week you think it would get easier but this week is still a hard week to pick. I had the privilege to see The Lego Batman Movie over the weekend at an advance screening (review coming Wednesday) but this movie has also had an incredible marketing campaign. That being said there is something intriguing about Ghost in the Shell. I am not familiar with the original anime but with the last clip that was released I feel like this could be like the Matrix or Blade Runner but that might not appeal to everyone.
My pick of the week this week is going to be The Lego Batman Movie