Cinephilia: Opening This Week
The highlights of the Northern Hemisphere blockbuster summer keep on arriving, led this week by the long-awaited Simpsons Movie. I previewed it today and I recommend that you stay through all the credits. Playing Readings, Empire Island Bay, Sky City Queensgate and Regent-on-Manners which despite the best efforts of some enthusiastic staff is complete pants.
Lindsay Lohan teams up with Jane Fonda and Felicity Huffman for the inter-generational comedy-drama Georgia Rule. Love interest is provided by Dermot Mulroney and Garrett Hedlund (Eragon). Again all over town: Readings, Regent-on-Manners and Sky City Queensgate.
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More exotic fare is provided by The Banquet at Rialto and Lighthouse Petone. It’s a loose adaptation of Hamlet relocated to imperial China. Hollywood Reporter described it as â€œmsmerisingâ€ and says it has â€œastonishing period costumes and art directionâ€.
Last, but definitely not least, the wonderful Romola Garai gets to open another picture (two in two weeks) with FranÃ§ois Ozonâ€™s Angel, an adaptation of an obscure 1950s British novel. By all accounts it’s a rip-roaring costume melodrama that Bette Davis or Joan Crawford would have been proud of. Or not, as the case may be. Penthouse exclusive.