In Theatres This Week: February 1st

Coming out in theatres this week around Australia

Den of Thieves

Synopsis: A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

Starring: Gerard Butler, 50 Cent, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Evan Jones, Cooper Andrews, Maurice Compte, Kaiwi Lyman

Director: Christian Gudegast

Running Time: 137 Mins

Rating: MA15+ Strong violence and coarse language


Molly’s Game

Synopsis: The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Rachel Skarsten, Joe Keery, Chris O’Dowd

Director: Aaron Sorkin

Running Time: 140 Mins

Rating:  M Mature themes, violence and coarse language


Phantom Thread

Synopsis: Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps, Camilla Rutherford, Richard Graham, Jane Perry

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Running Time: 130 Mins

Rating: M Mature themes and coarse language


Pick of the Week:

I am partial to bad Gerard Butler action movies and I love Olympus has Fallen, but I have no expectations for Den of Thieves, it looks more like a home video movie than a trip to the cinema. There is much hype around Phantom Thread, given it is Daniel Day Lewis’ last film before he retires, and it has been nominated for a large number of awards, but I have minimal interest in seeing it. I will see it because I make a point to see the entire list of Oscar nominated movies but it is not high on my list. Molly’s Game on the other hand is a movie that ticks all the boxes for me to enjoy, great cast with Chastain and Elba, Aaron Sorkin involved and based on a true story. What is not to love?

Molly’s Game is my Pick of the Week

What is your Pick of the Week?

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  1. I heard that Den of Thieves was actually pretty good. Some said it’s one of Butler’s better roles again and it’s a bit of return to form for him. Let’s good so as he has really made a couple of bad career choices 😢

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