Teen comedy Booksmart leads this week's new releases

29 May 2019 in New Releases

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Meet Amy and Molly, two best friends living in Los Angeles who have worked extremely hard throughout their high school years. On the eve of their graduation, however, they find out that their classmates who have found time to have fun alongside their studies are also headed for prestigious colleges, leaving the pair to regret their missed opportunities. Determined to make up for it, they set out to find the big graduation party taking place, aiming to fit in four years' worth of fun into one crazy night. Witty, funny and triple F-rated, Olivia Wilde's directorial debut Booksmart is a progressive coming-of-age comedy about friendships, fitting in, and discovering your own path through adolescence.

Also out in cinemas this week

Godzilla: King of the Monsters; Thunder Road

Two more films out this week include Godzilla: King of the Monsters where the giant lizard-like monster returns, bringing a whole host of God-like creatures along with him - from Rhodan and Mothra to his arch-nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidora, this creature-feature sequel aims to deliver on spectacle whilst still promoting the notion of our fragile eco-system and how nature may one day decide to fight back.

Alongside this is dark comedy Thunder Road. Based on his earlier short film and expanded into a feature, Jim Cummings write, directs and stars in this often hilarious, often bleak portrayal of a man trying to keep it together whilst he grieves the death of a parent, a grief that initially manifests as an interpretive dance to Bruce Springsteen's Thunder Road at his mother's funeral.  

New to Order on DVD

Where Hands Touch

Set in 1944 Nazi Germany and loosely based on real events, Where Hands Touch explores the experiences of Black and/or biracial Germans during the horrific events of World War Two. Teenager Leyna is the only Black biracial daughter of a white single mother and although she considers herself to be a German national and holds antisemitic views, she must also hide from Nazis who view her as a threat and subordinate. While in hiding she falls for Lutz, a member of the Hitler Youth and the son of a Nazi officer. Their controversial romance leads to a series of distressing events that explore the devastating reality for the victims of the labor camps.

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