What should you say when the box office assistant says "Can I help you?"
It’s a big night for cinema goers in the U.S. Two of the biggest movies of the year are out (Oct 4th): Runner, Runner – Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck’s crime thriller – and Gravity – George Clooney and Sandra Bullock’s space thriller.
Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck in Runner Runner
So which movie are you going to see? Well Gravity is the obvious choice; it’s got rave reviews, an exciting, complex and original plot; it’s headed up by Clooney and Bullock and comes from celebrated director Alfonso Cuaron. It’s a classy blockbuster that should, in some way or another, prosper at the Oscars come March 2014.
But if you’re not in for the high drama of space exploration gone wrong, and you fancy something a bit more jovial, then enter the world of online gambling crime with Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck. Sure, the film has had some pretty terrible reviews, but it could be a fun option – if you’re drunk enough.
Sandra Bullock [L] and George Clooney [R] in Gravity
Hidden away from tonight’s releases is Parkland, and that’s probably because it’s only receiving a limited release. The film, which tells the story of JFK’s fatal shooting and the people that were inadvertently involved, has received mixed reviews following some pretty serious hype.
If nothing above tickles your fancy, then you could always go and see Grace Unplugged. It’s a feel-good movie about a girl facing the test of her lifetime: does she abandon her faith to pursue the music career she’s always dreamed of? Sounds cheesy, but it’s probably a good alternative to all the tense dramas on offer.
So there you have it, four new films, one glaringly stand-out choice.
Grace Unplugged's Amanda "AJ" Michalka