Avengers: Endgame leads the new cinema releases April 26th 2019

Avengers: Endgame
This week, there are THREE new films out for you to choose from, led by Avengers: Endgame… yes, only three because only one is going to dominate the cinemas even though at least one of the others should.

Here are the titles, with more info below:

    Avengers: Endgame
    Eighth Grade
    Bel Canto

Avengers: Endgame

The one where some, all or none of the Avengers either come back to life, or die forever. And it takes three hours to tell us this.

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Maybe!

Eighth Grade

I’ve never heard of Bo Burnham before now, but even though he was born around the time I was starting University, he’s written and directed a film which has so much to say about living life as a teenager and trying to fit in at both school and life in general, and even though it centres around a girl, a lot of it still applies to when I was a boy as well.

The film stars Elsie Fisher as Kayla Day, an introverted teenage girl in New York who tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school.

She posts motivational videos on YouTube about confidence and self-image that get almost no views. Struggling to make friends at school, she wins the “Most Quiet” award from her classmates. Meanwhile, Mark, her single father, struggles to connect with her and break her reliance on social media. She is invited to a pool party hosted by a classmate, Kennedy, who has done so only after being forced by her mother.

At the party, Kayla has an anxiety attack in the bathroom but eventually goes outside to swim, where she meets Gabe, Kennedy’s eccentric cousin. After trying to leave the party, Kayla has an awkward encounter with her crush, Aiden, who suggests that she rejoin the group. She overcomes her fear and volunteers to sing karaoke..

We’re a bit late to the party, though, since it was released in August 2018 in the US.

Also stars: Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan, Daniel Zolghadri

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!

Bel Canto stars Julianne Moore as Roxanne Coss, a world-renowned opera singer who becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she’s invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America. It does look a bit ridiculous, but might be worth a watch.

Similar to Eighth Grade, this was also out last year in the US: September 2018.

Director: Paul Weitz
Also stars: Ken Watanabe, Sebastian Koch, Ryo Kase

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Maybe!