This Week's Hot Dogs Must(ard) See - Easter Weekend

The one MUST SEE in each category THIS WEEK in ONE PLACE

The Cinema Trip

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice - Zac Snyder

The film that has divided opinions ever since the announcement that Ben Affleck would be donning the Bat suit has finally arrived. Interesting then that early reports suggest Affleck is one of the best things about this superhero showdown. Rotten Tomatoes has it currently at 31% and Warner Bros have made wild allegations that critics have been paid to write negative reviews! In short, we need to go see it for ourselves and come on! Every playground in the world has had the who would win discussion... You owe it to your 7 year old self!


The Alternative One

High-Rise - Ben Wheatley

A film set in 1975 yet in an alternative future (still with me) the story takes place in a high-rise tower isolated from the rest of society. Starring Tom Hiddlestone, Jeremy Irons, Elisabeth Moss, Sienna Miller and Luke Evans there is no shortage of names. The tower block acts as a study at the social order with the richest at the top. It sounds very dark which is no surprise coming from J.G Ballard's novel of the same name. Early reviews are glowing so if you are in the mood for something outside the stereotypical blockbuster, this one's for you.


The TV Series

Vinyl (Sky Atlantic) 

Yes, this came out in February but you know you still haven't got around to watching it or watched the pilot then missed the second. Get back into this! Created by Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, Rich Cohen and Terence Winter. Set in the 1970s, Vinyl depicts a New York music executive hustling to make a career in a diverse city and scene. This has got everyone talking and a list of actors from Olivia Wilde (rumour has it she went full nude in one episode SCANDAL) to Bobby Cannavale as the lead Richie Finestra and Ray Romano and Juno Temple. 

The DVD

Steve Jobs - Danny Boyle

I was a huge fan of this last November when it hit the cinemas. This clever three act biography takes a look behind the scenes of three key tech launches in Steve Jobs' life and reveals a sharp and often brutal insight into the man and his nature. Michael Fassbender continues his run of form and is incredible as the Apple founder, plus you have fantastic support roles by Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels. Oh and if all that wasn't enough, it's written by Aaron Sorkin so you know the dialogue is best in class!


The Trailer

Deepwater Horizon - Peter Berg

The director of Lone Survivor (not seen it go do so immediately it will blow your action-loving mind) and Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russel (so happy his comeback is happening) and John Malkovich tell the true story of the 2010 oil disaster. Expect gripping real feel action sequences and heavy on the heartstrings. Can't wat!


The Book

Gangster - Lorenzo Carcaterra

Who? Remember Sleepers (1996) with Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt and Kevin Bacon, that was written by Lorenzo Carcaterra and based on his childhood... I know! Gangster (2001) feels like a movie from start to finish and I am amazed 15 years on this hasn't made it to the big screen or as a TV series. The novel spans almost the entire 20th-century revolving around one man, Angelo Vestieri, an Italian immigrant growing up in New York and his rise to power in the crime world. In parts this feels like you are being given a history lesson for the crime genre as it colourfully expands on the key historical points in American history. Did you know that mafia stands for Morte Alla Francia Itallia Anelia, Death to the French is Italy's Cry. Why? You will have to read it.  


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