We know you’ll be too busy enjoying the sun and catching the Olympics. It’s a very quiet week at the cinema, but for some down time, when you’re sunburnt or can’t bear the tension any longer, here’s our pick of this weekends opening films. Or you could just go see The dark Knight Rises…again.
The Lorax (U)
The 3D-CGI feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
Starring the voices of Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Danny Devito.
The Man Inside (15)
Clayton Murdoch carries a terrible darkness inside him. As a boy he was exposed by his father, to murder and gang culture. With his father now in prison, Clayton struggles to overcome what he was groomed to become, in a city where every day there is a constant threat of violence and death.
Clayton channels his aggression into boxing: controlled, powerful, contained. However, when the violence starts to destroy his own family, Clayton loses control, and the darkness within him is unleashed. Now, to get the revenge against those who have taken his loved ones, he must ask the one man he fears the most for help, his father.
With everything around him falling apart and the full shocking fury in him let loose, Clayton must look death in the face and find out who is the man inside.
The Man Inside stars: Ashley ‘Bashy’ Thomas, Peter Mullan, David Harewood, Michelle Ryan and Jason Maza.
Searching For Sugar Man (12A)
This award-winning documentary charts the extraordinary and inspirational story of mysterious 1970s musician Rodriguez.
n the late ’60s, a musician was discovered in a Detroit bar by two celebrated producers who were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics. They recorded an album that they believed was going to secure his reputation as one of the greatest recording artists of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, it became a phenomenon. Two South African fans then set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation led them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez. This is a film about hope, inspiration and the resonating power of music.