Enjoy fantastic movies on cinema this week Aug 25-29 2014

1. Let's Be Cops

UK Theatrical Release Date: August 27th 2014
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Starring :Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr,  Nina Dobrev
Director: Luke Greenfield


Sometimes it pays to be simple. Case in point? Let’s Be Cops, a buddy comedy that takes one neat idea – wouldn’t it be cool to act like a cop? – then knocks it out the park. Located a couple of doors down from 21 Jump Street, Luke Greenfield’s caper also recalls the infectious recklessness ofCatch Me If You Can and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, other films that hang on the notion of reinvention through deception. In New Girl actors Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr., meanwhile, it boasts an instantly winning double act that, at its best, recalls the lightning-in-a-bottle chemistry of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in the Lethal Weapon series. 

2. Obvious Child

UK Theatrical Release Date: August 29th 2014
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Starring: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann
Director: Gillian Robespierre


In being brave, scrappy, and not quite as funny as it thinks it is, Gillian Robespierre’s controversial romcom mimics its heroine, a down-on-her-luck Brooklyn comedian (Jenny Slate) struggling to tell a straight-laced one-night stand that she’s become pregnant. We’re in Girls territory here, with awkward, confessional dark comedy that slyly mocks hipster self-absorption while indulging in it.

Its raw edges, grungy setting, and matter-of-fact tone about abortion mark it out from sunnier unplanned-preggo comedies like Juno or Knocked Up. Fizzing with neurosis and nervous gags, Jenny Slate’s winning odd-couple romance with a gawky Jake Lacy carries the movie over the odd comic misfire. 

3. Night Moves
 
UK Theatrical Release Date: August 29th 2014
Genre: Drama
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg,Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard
Director: Kelly Reichardt
 
   
Not to be confused with the classic 1975 Gene Hackman detective yarn of the same name, Night Moves is the latest from US indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt. Just as her last effort, 2010’s Meek’s Cutoff, was nominally a western so this, superficially, is a thriller, focused on a trio of eco-terrorists who plot to blow up a hydroelectric dam in Oregon.

Making up this radical threesome: Josh (Jesse Eisenberg), an environmentalist disillusioned with working on a commune; spoilt little rich kid Dena (Dakota Fanning), who bankrolls their scheme, and older ex-Marine Harmon (Peter Sarsgaard), an explosives expert with a cloudy past. 

Let’s go to cinema right now. Enjoy it and have fun!