TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT
Marion Cotillard stars as Sandra, a woman who’s forced to take time off from work after suffering a nervous breakdown. However, her 16 coworkers soon discover that she is replaceable. They are given a choice: take a $1,000 bonus or let Sandra come back. Before the final decision is made on Monday, Sandra, with the help of her husband Manu (Fabrizio Rongione), visits each one of her coworkers to persuade them not to take the bonus.
This movie has been earning praise left and right from critics, even being called “a miracle”. Whether I’ll go that far is still to be seen, but if you’re into critically acclaimed films with Oscar-winning actors, you’ll like this.
Two Days, One Night is set to release on Friday, January 16.
THE BOY NEXT DOOR
In this drama that you’ve probably seen before in another movie, Jennifer Lopez stars as Claire, an older woman who has a one-night stand with her younger neighbour, Noah (Ryan Guzman), and he develops an obsession with her.
When I first heard about this movie, I thought she was going to be obsessed with him, which would have been a nice change of pace, but this is just your typical movie. She’ll probably get away in the end.
The Boy Next Door is set to release on Friday, January 23.
Loaded with B-list actors, The Loft follows the lives of five married men who each have a key to an upmarket loft in which they meet their mistresses. When a woman is found murdered in the loft, they all begin to suspect one another and try to figure out who the killer is.
Starring James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Karl Urban, and Eric Stonestreet, this movie doesn’t look particularly bad, but there is a big Pretty Little Liars vibe that I’m not fond of—women calling them and asking if they have secrets, Latin phrases written in blood, and suspicious people questioning one another. It looks like a mediocre film that might be good to see with friends.
The Loft is set to open on Friday, January 23.
Starring Al Pacino as Simon Axler and based on the novel by Philip Roth, The Humbling follows the life of a washed-up actor battling depression and contemplating suicide after his last performance. However, he soon begins to date a former lesbian, Pegeen Stapleford (Greta Gerwig), and tries to figure out whether her feelings for him are real.
This movie looks like a really cute film that deals with important issues, also incorporating the humour behind a failing actor dating a younger woman. Definitely going to be worth my time.
The Humbling is set to release on Friday, January 23.
Presented in found footage (ugh), this movie follows David Raskin (Jonny Weston) and his friends as they build a time machine that was left discarded for years in the basement of Raskin’s father’s workshop. Predictably, they initially use the machine to fix past mistakes but soon realize that their actions wreak havoc in the future.
This is probably just another typical film with the lovely little message of “Hey, idiot. Don’t time travel.” Not going to lie, though, the movie does look like it will deliver college-level humour and action. A good move for Cheap Night.
Project Almanac is set to release on Friday, January 30.