Movies out today: 12 June 2015

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If you’ve been keeping up with TheMovies.co.za on Facebook and Twitter, you’ll have seen that we shared an article about how the dinosaur sounds in the original Jurassic Park were made. And the answer was… Animal sex noises. Yes, seriously. It’s okay, I giggled like a twelve year old as well.

  • Jurassic World

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Twenty-two years after the events of 1993, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. This new park is owned by the Masrani Corporation. Owen, a member of Jurassic World’s on-site staff, conducts behavioural research on Velociraptors. When Jurassic World’s attendance rates begin to decline, a new attraction, created to attract visitors, backfires gravely.

We all agree that nothing can top the original Jurassic Park in terms of sheer, jaw-dropping awesomeness. That being said, Jurassic World gets so much closer to that goal than any of the other sequels. It’s a big-budget blockbuster popcorn spectacle of a movie that stands well on its own, while still being seriously meta and peppered with references to the original film. Between Nick’s impressed 4/5 stars and Kervyn’s oddly specific 3.8/5 stars, you’ll probably find something you like in the film.

  • Everly

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An action/thriller centered on a woman who faces down assassins sent by her ex, a mob boss, while holed up in her apartment.

According to James, our expert resident on all things arty and weird, Everly is absolutely f***ing mental. 4/5 stars kind of mental. It’s violent, brutal, odd, and at times it makes no sense at all, so it’s best not to ask too many questions and just go with the flow of the movie.

  • 5 to 7

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A chance encounter on the streets of Manhattan draws 20-something aspiring writer Brian into a passionate love affair with a glamorous French woman. The catch? She’s married, and can only meet him for hotel room trysts between the hours of 5 and 7. As Brian yearns for more than just two hours a day with the woman of his dreams, he learns hard won lessons about life and love.

There aren’t many surprises in 5 to 7, but that’s not to say it’s completely without merit. With a strong cast, a beautiful score and some very honest moments, it comes out as one of the better date-night movies and earns a respectable 67% on Rotten Tomatoes.

  • The Riot Club

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Filthy. Rich. Spoiled. Rotten. A band of overprivileged rich boys run wild in this savagely funny satire of money, sex and power. In the elite realm of Oxford University, no society is more exclusive than THE RIOT CLUB, the ultra-selective fraternity for Britain’s most privileged sons. When he’s recruited to join, down-to-earth first-year student Miles (Max Irons) is at first amused-but he’s about to get a taste of upper-crust entitlement at its ugliest when a hedonistic night of drinking and drugs spins out of control.

Despite excellent acting, The Riot Club is completely lacking in subtlety and feels superficial and shallow, especially at the end. If you feel like a satirical dissection of British upper-class white male privilege, then don’t let the 66% on Rotten Tomatoes deter you.

  • Seun

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Dis die jaar 1981. Suid-Afrika is in chaos gedompel en jong skoolverlaters word gewerf vir diensplig, om opgeroep te word na die grens om weerstand te bied teen die “Kommunistiese Gevaar.” Paul is een van hierdie seuns.

There was more to that blurb but it honestly laid out the entire plot of the movie so I cut it short. I can’t find much about Seun online, never mind any reviews it doesn’t even have its own Facebook page! It’s a miracle I found the poster at all. If you’re part of the target audience for Seun you’ve probably already heard of it and are planning to see it. I am not part of that audience, evidently.

Last Updated: June 12, 2015

Tracy Benson

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