Plot: Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) is a successful tennis player, fed up with the sexism in the industry that keeps female players down. Fellow player Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) is adamant that female players are paid less because they are less entertaining and also less good at tennis. Finally the beack and forth leads to a tennis match between the two that becomes emblematic for the entire fight for women’s rights.
Battle of the Sexes was nice, but it remains flatter than it should have been and doesn’t dare to rock the boat too much, which is disappointing.
Plot: Five years ago, deep sea captain Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) lost his job, his wife Lori (Jessica McNamee), his reputation after a mission that ended in failure and death – and his explanation that it was all caused by a Megalodon – a long extinct mega shark. Now his expertise as a rescue diver is needed as a submarine was stranded at the bottom of the Mariana trench – a submarine that happens to carry Lori and two other scientists. Called in by oceanographers Zhang (Winston Chao) and Suyin (Bingbing Li) to help, Jonas soon discovers that he faces the same threat he faced back then.
I was looking forward to The Meg so much. I assumed it was going to be the perfect film to get drunk to and enjoy its badness. Imagine my surprise when it turned out that I honestly, unironically, wonderfully just loved the film.
Brent (Xavier Samuel) is out for a drive with his dad, when suddenly a weird guy stands in the middle of the road. Brent swerves, hits a tree and his dad is killed.
Half a year later, Brent’s life revolves around three things: pot, metal music and his girlfriend Holly (Victoria Thaine). So he’s quite surprised when his school mate Lola (Robin McLeavy) asks him to the school dance. He declines, saying that he wants to go with Holly. But before he can actually go, Brent is kidnapped by Lola and her dad.
The Loved Ones is a very solid, classic horror movie, especially for a first time director. Unfortunately the ending is a little too much. Nevertheless, it’s worth a watch.