What to see this weekend

Cinema’s line-up this weekend includes bloody ladies, Arnie + Stallone, Benedict Cumberbatch and Pink… acting.

Escape Plan

If you haven’t watched Brian De Palma’s adaptation of the Stephen King novel Carrie in a while, this weekend provides the perfect opportunity. Why not compare and contrast the version from 1976 with Kimberly Peirce’s (Boys Don’t Cry) to the reimagining starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore?

If, after a summer filled with action blockbuster goodness, you still don’t feel satisfied, I suggest you set your sights on Escape Plan. The film stars Sylvester Stallone as a structural security authority who can escape any prison. He’s set up and taken to a remote new prison, where he must seek help from a fellow inmate (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in order to escape.

The Fifth Estate tells the story of Julian Assange’s whistle-blowing WikiLeaks. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch — who bears a really creepy resemblance to Assange when he’s decked out with the white hair — as the Australian editor and truth activist.

Stuart Blumberg’s (The Kids Are All Right) dramedy Thanks for Sharing is all about sex addiction. Tim Robbins, Mark Ruffalo and Josh Gad are struggling to keep sex off their minds while dealing with wayward family, new relationships and friendships. You can read my review here.

Mathieu Roy’s L’autre maison is a drama about a family trying to pull together when their father’s death is fast approaching and their one brother (Roy Dupuis) is denying of the severity of the situation.

If you’re a fan of the Fab Four, I would highly recommend checking out Good ol’ Freda, a documentary about the Beatles’ secretary Freda Kelly. The film chronicles over a decade of her experience working for John, Paul, George and Ringo.

If you enjoyed last year’s Oscar winner  Argo, then the documentary Our Man in Tehran will likely appeal to you. The film goes into what actually happened with the whole made-up movie scheme, focusing on Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor’s risk-taking.

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