Hooray! It’s Friday! That means it’s time for us at Geek Overture to tell you what is worth seeing at the cinema this weekend.
There is plenty date movie fodder in theatres this week, with Friends with Benefits and Jane Eyre making their box office debuts this week. There is also still a little something for those who like a bit of action in Colombiana – but is it worth the ticket price?
Friends with Benefits
Friends with Benefits follows the usual rom-com plot: two friends decide to add ‘relations’ into the mix, try to keep it casual, and hilarity ensues. We’ve all seen this movie before, so what makes Friends with Benefits different?
Well, not a lot really, however the chemistry between the two leads, Justin Timberlake and Family Guy’s Mila Kunis, is pretty good. There are also a sprinkling of some funny and topical jokes, and as far as rom-coms go this seems to be better than average. Plus you get to spend ninety minutes gazing into JT’s beautiful eyes… and that’s surely worth the cost of a cinema ticket in itself!
The latest adaptation of the classic Charlotte Bronte novel is getting a fair few rave reviews from critics. In fact, some have hailed Mia Wasikowska as the best Jane Eyre ever.
For those of you who didn’t manage to stay awake during those boring English lessons at school, Jane Eyre tells the story of a girl who is taken to a strict boarding school after her parents die of Typhus. At the age of 18, Jane leaves the draconian establishment to work as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets the brooding master of the house, Edward Rochester, and things start to get interesting…
Those seeking a more action-packed thrill ride should consider going to see Colombiana. It follows a young woman who is trained as an assassin after her parents are brutally murdered in front of her eyes. Working for her uncle, she skips merrily around town offing unsuspecting victims, while all the while thinking about getting revenge on those who killed her parents.
Zoe Saldana does well in the lead role, but unfortunately the sloppy filmmaking and poor script hold her back. If you really want to see an assassin movie, you should probably go and see Kill List instead.
What are you going to see this weekend? Don’t be shy… tell us in the comments section below.
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