We look at these two new movies opening this week in SA, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 and Rules Don’t Apply. The latter stars Warren Beatty who also directs this movie.
FILM: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
CAST: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, voice of Bradley Cooper, Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Debicki
DIRECTOR: James Gunn
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel Studios’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.
The original ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ was a hit with critics and audiences alike, earning over $770 million at the worldwide box-office, and holds the record as the most successful debut film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In addition, the film’s soundtrack went platinum and was nominated for a Grammy.
Based on the Marvel comic characters first published in 1969, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in the likes of ‘Iron Man’, ‘Thor’, ‘The Avengers’, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, ‘Ant-Man’, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and upcoming 2017 releases like ‘Spider-Man’ and ‘Thor: Ragnarok’.
FILM: RULES DON’T APPLY
CAST: Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Haley Bennett, Candice Bergen, Dabney Coleman, Steve Coogan, Ed Harris
DIRECTOR: Warren Beatty
An aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire (Warren Beatty) whom they work for.
It’s Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey (Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes (Beatty), arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes (Ehrenreich), who is engaged to be married to his 7th-grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes’ #1 rule: no employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes’ behaviour intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.