At The Movies – What To Watch In April/May 2019
  Vedesh Nath
COLUMNS-REVIEWS
April 2019

Though some of the big movies may have slipped us as we were too busy “pickin’ up sometin’ ” at all the Carnival fetes or enjoying the warm weather at the beaches, we still have a bandwagon of blockbusters on the way in 2019. Here are some movies to get your mind off things and get some “R and R”. Some of them are even great choices for the kids!

 

Dumbo

Genre: Adventure/Fantasy

Release Date: 27th March, 2019

Cinemas: Movie Towne, Caribbean Cinemas, CinemaOne

Cast: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Eva Green, Danny DeVito, Alan Arkin

Rating: NR

A great way to spend your Sunday evening with the kids after eating that hefty Sunday lunch and washing your car. (We promise, it won’t rain on your way to the movie theatre!) Tim Burton’s remake of Disney’s animated classic promises to be as magical as the original. In case you didn’t see the original, Dumbo teaches us that it’s okay to be different. Yep. If you have two ‘left foot’, it may not be so bad. It may even be a blessing in disguise. Dumbo, an elephant born with two large ears and shunned by the circus owner and his peers, soon becomes the star of the cirque after he shows off his ability to fly. As Dumbo grows and soars to be the best he can be, his trainer Holt (Farrell) soon learns of the dark secrets lurking in the circus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NiYVoqBt-8

 

Us

Genre: Thriller/Horror

Release Date: 27th March, 2019

Cinemas: Movie Towne, Caribbean Cinemas, CinemaOne

Cast: Lupita Nyong’O, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss

Cast: Rating: R for Violence and Adult Language

Oscar-winning writer Jordan Peele (Get Out) gears up to scare us once again with Us. And this time, Tobagonian-born actor Winston Duke is the ‘starboy’ in this blockbuster! Whilst on vacation, Adelaide (Nyong’O) has this burning feeling that something bad is going to happen. And I don’t mean the burning feeling you get when you go brave and eat two doubles with heavy pepper! Nope, this is way worse! When night comes and Adelaide and her family bid their friends goodbye, they are soon haunted by four silhouettes in their driveway emerging from the dark. Their worst nightmare comes to life when they realize that their worst enemies are themselves, as the silhouettes are replicas of each member of the family.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNCmb-4oXJA

 

 

Pet Sematary

Genre: Horror

Release Date: April 5th, 2019

Cinemas: Movie Towne, Caribbean Cinemas

Cast: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow

Rating: R for Graphic Violence

Okay. So you may want to go see this when Tanty Kawatie or Uncle Joe can babysit, because although the film features our favourite feline pet, you may want to leave the kids at home for this one. The story is familiar to many as it’s one of those films that have been adapted more than once for different generations. Based on the novel by Stephen King (who will continue to scare us later this year with It: Chapter 2) the film follows Dr. Creed (Clarke) who relocates his family to a new home in the woods. (We can tell none of the actors in this one is from T&T because we not going in de bush to live – even if it just for film. We doh want to be killed by Papa Bois or douens or bucks). A burial ground is soon discovered in the woods near the family’s new home and soon enough an unspeakable evil force overtakes the community.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VllcgXSIJkE

 

Shazam!

Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi

Release Date: April 5th, 2019

Cinemas: Movie Towne, Caribbean Cinemas, CinemaOne

Cast: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Djimon Hounsou

Rating: PG for Intense Action Scenes

So you can send Tanty Kawatie home now, because this promises to be fun for everyone. What did we all dream about when we were little? Being big hard back man and woman. Not so? (Now alyuh lying about how old alyuh really is!) When a 14-year-old Billy (Angel) yells out one simple word – Shazam! – boom…. He turns into an adult. But not only an adult; an adult who can perhaps fly, have super powers and has good looks! Shazam sets out to test his super powers with the recklessness of a child. He soon finds himself in a sticky situation when he must fight the evil forces of Dr. Sivana (Strong), forcing him to test his abilities as an adult superhero!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oD7B7oiBtw

 

Little

Genre: Comedy

Release Date: April 12th, 2019

Cinemas: Movie Towne, Caribbean Cinemas

Cast: Regina Hall, Issa Rae, Marsai Martin, Justin Hartley

Rating: NR

So this film is basically Shazam! but in reverse. Except it doesn’t have super heroes with hairspray infused hair or bald bad guys. The film follows an egotistic entrepreneur (Hall) who is having trouble dealing with the pressures of adulthood. She soon gets to be her younger self again (played by Martin) when she is mysteriously changed back into a toddler. This film is especially for people who have come to that point in their lives where they have begun lying about their age. (Hint: all those who were born in 1989 and turning 30 this year!).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk6jGQXx3o0

 

Avengers: Endgame

Genre: Action/Adventure/Fantasy

Release Date: April 26th, 2019

Cinemas: Movie Towne, Caribbean Cinemas, CinemaOne

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Brolin (and the rest of the kick-a** cast)

Rating: PG for Action Sequences

 

This is it hommies! The finale to the epic Avengers franchise. This bitter-sweet send-off to our favourite big screen heroes finds Tony Starks (Downey Jr.) running out of food supplies and oxygen whilst adrift in outer space. While he struggles to survive and try to reach his comrades on Earth, the rest of the Avengers –Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, prepare for battle against Thanos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcMBFSGVi1c

By: Vedesh Nath | COLUMNS-REVIEWS | April 2019


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