Time to take a look at our sneak peek for this week’s cinema releases:
The Future (November 4)
This quirky and offbeat film was originally a staged performance piece by Miranda July, director and star of the on-screen adaptation.
The film centres on Sophie (July) and Jason (Hamish Linklater); a couple in their mid-30s who feel life has passed them by. The revelation is sparked by their bid to adopt an injured cat who they believe to only have 6 months to live. The pet adoption agency informs them they must wait 30 days for the cat to be fully healed, and that if she bonds with them, she could live up to 5 years. The couple is suddenly shaken as they put 5 years into perspective of their lives and what they have yet to accomplish.
The film takes the viewer through the perils of their rocky relationship and their journey to fulfilment.
In Time, (November 1)
Justin Timberlake makes his return to the big screen in his latest thriller, In Time. Set in the future, the population of Earth has stopped aging at age 25. The futuristic society runs on a system where time is literally money and the wealthy have inexhaustible time, hitting new human milestones for being really old.
When Will Salas (Timberlake) is given time from a wealthy stranger, he vows to not waste his time and to change the world around him. Falsely accused of murder, Salas takes wealthy heiress Sylvia Weis (Amanda Seyfried) hostage, and embarks on a journey to break the system.
Side note: I’m looking forward to seeing this movie since the darling Johnny Galecki (Big Bang Theory) stars as Timberlake’s best friend. I’m also interested to see how they explain the casting of Olivia Wilde (House) as Timberlake’s mother. Something to do with time distribution and anti-aging?
Will (November 4)
This heart-warming film is finally bringing a human face to the world of professional football. At the tender age of 11, Will Brennan (Perry Eggleton) is a devoted and die-hard Liverpool fan. When his long-lost father (Damien Lewis) shows up by a twist of fate with two tickets to the Champions League Final in Istanbul, Will believes his life is finally heading in the right direction. When the universe decides to poop on him again and his father dies, Will takes it upon himself to run away to Istanbul and live out the dream he and his father so briefly shared.
With its UK release, this film is likely to have an array of followers who relate to the undying passion of finding your dreams in the life of football, and also running away to Turkey for the Champions League final.
Have you a burning desire to see something good this weekend? Tell us in the comments.