Little Joe leads the new cinema releases February 21st 2020

Little Joe This week, there are FIVE new films out for you to choose from, led by Little Joe. Here are the titles, with more info below:

    Little Joe
    Greed
    Brahms: The Boy II
    Like A Boss
    Call Of The Wild

Little Joe follows Alice (Emily Beecham), a single mother and dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a special crimson flower, remarkable not only for its beauty but also for its therapeutic value: if kept at the ideal temperature, fed properly and spoken to regularly, this plant makes its owner happy. Against company policy, Alice takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe. They christen it ‘Little Joe.’ But as their plant grows, so too does Alice’s suspicion that her new creation may not be as harmless as its nickname suggests.

This looks weird as hell and I really want to check this out!

Director: Jessica Hausner
Writers: Géraldine Bajard, Jessica Hausner
Stars: Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!


Greed tells the story of self-made British billionaire Sir Richard McCreadie (Steve Coogan), whose retail empire is in crisis. For 30 years he has ruled the world of retail fashion – bringing the high street to the catwalk and the catwalk to the high street – but after a damaging public inquiry, his image is tarnished. To save his reputation, he decides to bounce back with a highly publicised and extravagant party celebrating his 60th birthday on the Greek island of Mykonos. A satire on the grotesque inequality of wealth in the fashion industry, the film sees McCreadie’s rise and fall through the eyes of his biographer, Nick (David Mitchell).

Coogan based his performance on the billionaire Philip Green, and this does look an interesting film.

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Writers: Michael Winterbottom, Sean Gray
Stars: Asa Butterfield, Isla Fisher, Shanina Shaik, Sophie Cookson, Sarah Solemani, Steve Coogan, Stephen Fry, David Mitchell, Enzo Cilenti, Pearl Mackie, Asim Chaudhry, Polly Kemp

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Maybe!


Brahms: The Boy II brings us the inevitable sequel to 2016’s The Boy, a film which doesn’t seem to have come out almost four years ago, but then look how quickly time flies!

Sadly, muck also flies too, and that’s why we have jump-scare nonsense with Katie Holmes, and after her family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, her young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms…

Director: William Brent Bell
Screenplay: Stacey Menear
Stars: Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Ralph Ineson, Christopher Convery, Anjali Jay

Like A Boss shows it’s an easy contender for the crown of “Worst film of 2020” as Tiffany Haddish continues to steal a living as “overacting black female character who shouts ‘Girrrrrrl!’ and ‘Hel-lo!”, this time going into business with Rose Byrne (X-Men Apocalypse), and running a beauty company which is funded by Salma Hayek, despite the pair of them being financially negligent and… well, you don’t really care about the plot, do you, since it doesn’t really have much of one.

Director: Miguel Arteta
Writers: Adam Cole-Kelly, Sam Pitman
Also stars: Jennifer Coolidge, Ari Graynor, Billy Porter, Karan Soni

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!


Call Of The Wild

Adapted from the beloved literary classic, Call Of The Wild vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team – and later its leader – Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.

As a live-action/animation hybrid, this film employs cutting edge visual effects and animation technology in order to render the animals in the film as fully photorealistic – and emotionally authentic – characters.

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!



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