Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 leads the new cinema releases and trailers April 28th 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 This week, there are FIVE new films out for you to choose from: Marvel action/comedy sequel in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, intriguing 19th Century period drama in Lady Macbeth, Irish comedy with Sherlock‘s Andrew Scott in Handsome Devil, pimp your ride in Lowriders, and break a promise about making a decent drama in The Promise.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 continues the adventures of Starlord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), this time set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, and sees the team traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos.

In this film, the Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

Little else is known at the moment, but while Chris Pratt annoyed me in Jurassic World and The Magnificent Seven, he was decent in the first installment of this series.

Also returning are Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, and there’s Chris Sullivan, Sylvester Stallone, Elizabeth Debicki, Kurt Russell, Nathan Fillion, Tommy Flanagan, Michael Rooker and Glenn Close.

Also check out our IMAX 3D cinema review of Guardians of the Galaxy.

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!


Lady Macbeth is an adaptation of Nikolai Leskov’s novella Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk, about a 19th century young bride, played by Florence Pugh, who’s sold into marriage to a middle-aged man.

Also starring Christopher Fairbank and Cosmo Jarvis, I’m not normally into period dramas, but the more this trailer went on, the more interesting it looked.

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!


Handsome Devil

Ned (Fionn O’Shea) and Conor (Nicholas Galitzine) are forced to share a bedroom at their boarding school. They’re a loner and a star athlete, staying at a rugby-mad school, and form an unlikely friendship until it’s tested by the authorities.

Written and directed by John Butler, the film also stars Sherlock‘s Andrew Scott and Father Ted‘s Ardal O’Hanlon, and looks like a decent low-budget comedy.

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!


Lowriders depicts the glorified society in Southern California, the people and how they live for their cars fixed up and clean cherried to the T in the best of mint condition restoration only to Ride Low and Slow.

However, the dark side of the life style and the way of life to get on Top to establish the Street Creds for the status to be noticed and resorted, and centres on a young street artist who’s caught between his father’s obsession with lowrider car culture, his ex-felon brother and his need for self-expression.

Starring Melissa Benoist, Theo Rossi, Demi├ín Bichir and Eva Longoria from 2 Fast 2 Furious, which also featured similar cars, i think I’ll leave this film in the repair shop.

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!


The Promise is set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, and follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student (Oscar Isaac), the beautiful and sophisticated Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), and Chris (Christian Bale), a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

Looks like a great cure for insomnia.

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!


Reviewer of movies, videogames and music since 1994. Aortic valve operation survivor from the same year. Running DVDfever.co.uk since 2000. Nobel Peace Prize winner 2021.
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