Coming out this week in Cinemas around Australia
A Cure for Wellness
Synopsis: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness centre” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa’s treatments are not what they seem.
Staring: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Celia Imrie, Mia Goth, Carl Lumbly,Lisa Banes, Adrian Schiller
Director: Gore Verbinski
Running Time: 147 mins
Rating: MA 15+ Strong Themes and Violence
Synopsis: The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.
Staring: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Martin Csokas, Michael Shannon, Nick Kroll
Director: Jeff Nichols
Running Time: 123 mins
Rating: PG Mild Themes and Course Language
The Space Between Us
Synopsis: The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street-smart girl to discover how he came to be.
Staring: Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino,
Director: Peter Chelsom
Running Time: 120 mins
Rating: M Mature Themes
Pick of the Week: Most of these movies this week have not had a massive marketing push around Australia as films in previous or coming weeks. The Space Between Us looks like another Young Adult love story aimed at teenagers and The Cure for Wellness looks incredibly weird so that could suit some people. That being said Loving strikes me as a great choice for a few reason. One that it is a historical drama set during a fascinating time period of the Civil Rights movement where it is hard to believe how bad people were treated. Two, it has a great cast including Oscar Nominated Ruth Negga. It is also exciting to see Nick Kroll branch out from comedy into a dramatic role.
Loving is my Pick of the Week.
Synopsis via IMDB