Superheroes, romance, family and a plot to kill a philandering man are the subjects of this week’s crop of new releases at local cinemas
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (M)
Robina, Australia Fair, Pacific Fair, Coolangatta, Nerang, Yatala Drive-in, Harbour Town: Andrew Garfield returns as the web-slinging comic book hero in the sequel to the 2012 reboot, directed again by Marc Webb. Spider-Man aka Peter Parker is embracing his two lives — as the hero of New York and boyfriend of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). But when a new villain Electro (Jamie Foxx) emerges, along with the arrival of an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), Peter realises all his enemies share one thing: OsCorp.
THE OTHER WOMAN (M)
Robina, Australia Fair, Pacific Fair, Coolangatta, Nerang, Harbour Town: Cameron Diaz stars as Carly, a successful lawyer who realises her boyfriend, Mark ( Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) actually has a wife (Leslie Mann). Not only that, but he’s also got another, much younger, mistress on the go (Kate Upton), so all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on the three-timing SOB. Directed by Nick Cassavetes ( The Notebook).
THE INVISIBLE WOMAN (M)
Nerang, The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Tweed City: Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in this lesser known tale of British writer Charles Dickens, who at the height of his career met the eighteen-year-old actress Ellen ‘Nelly’ Ternan (Felicity Jones), who would become his secret lover up until his death. Also stars Kristin Scott Thomas.
CHINESE PUZZLE (M)
The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Tweed City: A French film by Cedric Klapisch, director of Paris and The Spanish Apartment, this stars Romain Duris as a 40-year-old father of two, who can’t bear the thought of his children growing up so far away and ends up following them and their mother to New York. Also starring Audrey Tautou, Cecile De France and Kelly Reilly.
Ralph Fiennes as Charles Dickens and Felicity Jones as Nelly Ternan in The Invisible Woman
Romain Duris in Chinese puzzle