Five movies you need to see

Hollywood blockbusters finally back on the big screen

After being shut down by COVID-19 and endless vintage reruns at the cinema, new movies have finally made their way to Queensland.

Keep these films on your watch radar over the next few months.

The Broken Hearts Gallery

The Broken Hearts Gallery follows Lucy, a 20-something art gallery assistant living in New York City, who also happens to be an emotional hoarder. After she gets dumped by her latest boyfriend, Lucy is inspired to create The Broken Heart Gallery, a pop-up space for the items love has left behind. Word of the gallery spreads, encouraging a movement and a fresh start for all the romantics out there, including Lucy herself.

Release date: 17 September

Director: Natalie Krinsky

Cast: Geraldine Viswanathan and Dacre Montgomery

An American Pickle

Struggling labourer Herschel Greenbaum immigrates to America in 1920 with dreams of building a better life. One day he falls into a vat of pickles at his job and is brined for 100 years. The brine preserves him perfectly and when he emerges in present-day Brooklyn, he finds that he hasn’t aged a day. But when he seeks out his family, he is troubled to learn that his only surviving relative is  great-grandson, Ben, a mild-mannered computer coder.

Release date: 17 September

Director: Brandon Trost

Cast: Sarah Snook, Seth Rogen and Jorma Taccone

The High Note

Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene, Grace Davis is a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights. Her personal assistant Maggie still aspires to her childhood dream of becoming a music producer. When Grace’s manager presents her with a choice that could alter the course of her career, Maggie and Grace come up with a plan that could change their lives forever.

Release date: 24 September

Director: Nisha Ganatra

Cast: Dakota Johnson, Eddie Izzard, Bill Pullman, Ice Cube, Tracee Ellis Ross and Diplo

Kajillionaire

Con-artists Theresa and Robert have spent 26 years training their only daughter, Old Dolio, to swindle, scam, and steal at every opportunity. During a desperate, hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger into joining their next scam, only to have their entire world turned upside down.

Release date: 22 October

Director: Miranda July

Cast: Richard Jenkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Debra Winger and Gina Rodriguez

Connected

When Katie Mitchell is accepted into the film school of her dreams, her nature-loving dad Rick decides the whole family should drive Katie to school together and bond as a family one last time. The Mitchell’s plans are interrupted by a tech uprising: all around the world, the electronic devices people love – from phones to appliances, to an innovative new line of personal robots – decide it’s time to take over. With the help of two friendly malfunctioning robots, the Mitchells will have to get past their problems and work together to save each other and the world.

Release Date: 26 November

Director: Mike Rianda

Cast: Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Mike Rianda, Eric Andre and Olivia Colman

 

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