Friday 3 July 2015

5 for Friday (July 3): Trailers, new releases and box office

This week's five most intriguing new movies...

1. Amy
Warts 'n' all documentary charting the life and death of critically-beloved, award-laden pop singer Amy Winehouse. Judging by the furious reaction of Mitch Winehouse - Amy's father - Asif Kapadia's film takes no prisoners in its bid to identify exactly why the 27-year-old's life went so badly off the rails. 

2. Ted 2 (from Wednesday)
The first Ted made me laugh more than any film has managed since Bad Santa so I am really looking forward to Seth McFarlane's even filthier follow-up which sees the titular stuffed bear going to court to prove he's a person. 

3. Housebound
Low-budget Kiwi comedy-horror about Kylie, a delinquent girl under eight-month house arrest. Not only is she menaced by her mother's incessant nagging but also by a "vengeful ghost". Peter Jackson reckons it's "bloody brilliant".

4. Magician: The Life And Work Of Orson Welles
Documentary celebrating the acclaimed actor and director on the eve of the centenary of his birth. It's always worth pointing out that Welles made Citizen Kane - still widely regarded as the finest movie ever made - when he was just 25. 

5. Terminator Genisys 
This fifth installment in the killer robots from the future saga welcomes back Arnold Schwarzenegger but has been critically mauled. Can it really be that bad?

Also out this week...
51 Degrees North
All American High Revisited
The First Film

How To Lose Jobs & Alienate Girlfriends (from Saturday)
La Grande Bouffe (reissue)
Magic Mike XXL Papanasam
Second Hand Husband
Still The Water

UK box office top 10
1. Minions 
2. Jurassic World 
3. Spy 
4. Mr Holmes 
5. Empire Strikes Back 
6. Entourage 
7. Knock Knock
8. The Longest Ride 
9. San Andreas
10. Slow West 

US box office top 10
1. Jurassic World 
2. Inside Out 
3. Ted 2 
4. Max 
5. Spy 
6. San Andreas
7. Dope 
8. Insidious: Chapter 3 
9. Mad Max: Fury Road 
10. Avengers: Age of Ultron 

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