Movies out today: time for an adrenaline rush

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Kervyn is calling Mad Max: Fury Road the blockbuster to beat this year, and that’s a damn high bar to set. We’ve still got Star Wars: The Force Awakens AND Jurassic World to look forward to later in the year! Phew, this whole year is going to be one long adrenaline rush!

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

FURY ROAD

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes that the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a war rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannised by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels relentlessly in the explosive Road War that follows.

Mad Max: Fury Road is gorgeously detailed, with relentlessly insane action and incredible stunts alongside a surprisingly deep story. I can’t say it any better than Kervyn’s 4.5/5 Star Review, or the 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, you just have to watch it. If you want more hectic, gritty, incredible, impossible movies like this, if you want to challenge people to come up with blockbusters that truly live up to the name, go watch it, like, now! No it doesn’t matter that you’re still at work, your bosses will understand. Now, go!

  • Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect 2

The Barden Bellas are back! This time, they enter into an international competition that no American team has ever won.

With 77% on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s not perfect (ha!) as far as sequels go, but Pitch Perfect 2 hits just enough of the right notes (ha again!) to make it worthwhile. Yes it’s not always better than the first, but it’s damn close, and if you’re a fan of the first one you’ll definitely love this one as well.

  • A Little Chaos

A Little Chaos

Sabine is a strong-willed and talented landscape designer who is chosen to build one of the main gardens at King Louis XIV’s new palace at Versailles. In her new position of power, she challenges gender and class barriers while also becoming professionally and romantically entangled with the court’s renowned landscape artist, André Le Notre.

Described as a “historical costume dramedy about gardening”,  A Little Chaos has gorgeous visuals and good performances, with Kate Winslet absolutely dominating her role. That being said, the storyline is disjointed and ultimately predictable. Overall, A Little Chaos gets a so-so 59% on Rotten Tomatoes.

  • You’re Not You

A funny, defiantly unsentimental and starkly moving portrait of a high-stakes friendship between two women—one literally in need of a voice, the other discovering the full power of hers.

If you like beautiful locations, beautiful people and tragic-yet-uplifting stories, then you’re in the right place. That being said, and however well intentioned it may be, You’re Not You is melodramatic and unashamedly manipulative, designed to hit all the right points and get you to cry as much as possible. You have been warned.

Last Updated: May 15, 2015

Tracy Benson

All about movies, board games, cider, sci-fi, fantasy and geek culture.

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