April showers brought May flowers. Now your allergies have kicked in. What to do, what to do? Obviously you need to spend the weekend at the local MoviePlex. Gildshire has some good ones to talk about this week. Even the curmudgeons at Rotten Tomatoes are in a reasonable mood.
As always, the opinions are Gildshire’s alone and your opinions may vary. But they shouldn’t. We are the tastemakers.
1. Avengers: Age of Ultron: Tony Stark and the Amazin’s are back with a lot of whiz-bang powers and a villain said to scare the kiddies. A must-see for those who haven’t grown up, and a probably see for a few others. Rotten Tomatoes 74 Gildation 3.44
2. Far From the Madding Crowd: Carey Mulligan (Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby) brings her pixie charm to the story of Bathsheba Everdene, not to be mistaken with Katniss Everdeen. Bathsheba attracts men from all walks of life. The plot concerns itself with her story and the very meaning of love. Rotten Tomatoes 82, Gildation 4.18
3. Welcome to Me: Kristin Wiig is a Gildshire favorite. In a risky script choice, she plays a woman stricken with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins the lottery. When she buys a talk show, determined to be the next Oprah, madness ensues. What would you rather see, The Avengers in CGI mayhem, or this one? We know our answer. Tim Robbins, Linda Cardellini, and Jennifer Jason-Leigh co-star. Rotten Tomatoes 74, Gildation 5.0
4. Hyena: Is there a better setting for gritty crime drama than the dark streets of a London night? Not since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Hyena offers a stylish villain, skulking about an Olde England anything but Merrie. Rotten Tomatoes 79, Gildation 3.39
5. Iris: Iris Apfel is a fashion guru n New York City. At the age of 93, she is still as active and vital as ever. This documentary shines a happy light on a legend. Rotten Tomatoes 100, Gildation 3.04