THE RYDGES POST
There’s something for everyone at Event Cinemas with a variety of school holidays movies – comedy, drama and some terrific flicks for the kiddies.
The Lego Movie is tipped to become the biggest box office success of all time for an animated movie – probably deservedly so, but we purist parents will always have Toy Story on a pedestal.
As with Toy Story, adults will also enjoy The Lego Movie but to eliminate the embarrassment factor, they may want to borrow a child to accompany them.
Mr Peabody & Sherman will undoubtedly come in second in the kiddie pecking order but it has lots of humour and adventure and also enough to keep the grown-ups amused. Both are rated PG because of (fairly tame) animated violence.
For those wanting a bit of Biblical action this Easter, Noah (M) is pretty amazing for the acting and special effects. The other dramas pulling crowds currently include Best Picture Oscar winner, 12 Years a Slave (MA15+); Best Actor & Supporting Actor, the Dallas Buyers Club (MA15+) and George Clooney’s Monuments Men (M).
The true story, Tracks, is also rewarding (M). For action fans, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (M) has plenty to offer with a gripping story and lots of live ‘special effects’. It looks like being the top box office money maker this week.
The kids will get a kick out of the Muppets Most Wanted movie (G) - Ricky Gervais is there as the villain to keep the adults happy, The Amazing Spider-Man will thrill the comic-action fans, Divergent (M) appears to be a classy action-thriller with a hint of Hunger Games and The Other Woman looks like an interesting rom-com with a twist.
The one that has your humble blogger’s name on it for this weekend is The Grand Budapest Hotel (M). I am not familiar with director Wes Anderson’s work but his distinct style in the trailer has me curious and intrigued and it is a very strong cast. Here is the official trailer.